Source: Amnesty International |

Niger: Increasing Number of Children Killed and Recruited by Armed Groups in Sahel’s Tri-border Area – New Report

Increasing numbers of children are being killed and targeted for recruitment by armed groups in conflicts raging at Niger’s borders with Mali and Burkina Faso, Amnesty International said in a new report published today. The 57-page report, ‘I Have Nothing Left Except Myself’: The Worsening Impact on Children of Conflict in…

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    • Over 300 schools forced to close in Niger due to insecurity, affecting more than 22,000 children. UNICEF Niger/Tremeau
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Over 300 schools forced to close in Niger due to insecurity, affecting more than 22,000 children

The number of schools forced to close due to insecurity in conflict-affected areas has increased from 312 to 377 over recent months in Niger

To mark the 5th Anniversary of the Safe Schools Declaration, on 28th May 2020 the UN General Assembly designated 9th September International Day to Protect Education from Attack. In Niger, UNICEF took this opportunity to call for greater attention and mobilization on the situation of children deprived from education due to insecurity while…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Niger's Petroleum Minister holds Bilateral Meeting with the Energy Chamber; Reaffirms commitment to African Energy Week and its growing energy services sector

In a meeting held earlier today, between the Niger’s Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies, H.E. Mahamane Sani Mahamadou and the African Energy Chamber, the minister reiterated his commitment to leading a delegation of Nigerian Oil and Gas companies to meet other sector stakeholders in Cape Town

Niger currently produces 20,000 barrels of oil per day. However, this is expected to rise to 120,000 by 2023 upon the completion of an over 2000km, US$4.5 billion crude oil pipeline linking the highly prospective Agadem Rift Basin in Niger to the Beninese Coast. The completion of the pipeline is…

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Facebook Marketplace Rolls Out to 37 Countries & Territories Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Marketplace is a convenient destination where people can discover, buy and sell items from others in their local communities

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the launch of Marketplace to 37 countries and territories in Sub-Saharan Africa, including: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia,…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

At Least Thirteen Children Killed in Latest Attack on Children and Families in Niger

Statement by UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Marie-Pierre Poirier

“UNICEF is deeply shocked and outraged by the terrible attacks against children and families by unidentified armed groups in the village of Darey-dey, in the rural commune of Banibangou, Tillabery region, in western Niger that took place on 16 August 2021. “We are saddened to confirm that at least 37…

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Coronavirus – Niger: United States Donates Second Batch of 151,200 COVID-19 Vaccines to Niger

This donation will help protect the Nigerien people from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus

The U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger announces the donation by the United States Government of a second batch of 151,200 doses of the single shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the past week, the Embassy donated 151,200…

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Over 200 graduates emerge from the Ecobank Group and AUDA-NEPAD MSME Training for Financing program

The Graduates came from the eight (8) countries in the pilot phase of the MSME Academy namely, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda and Togo

The leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), and the African Union Development Agency New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD), held a virtual graduation ceremony for more than 200 alumni of the inaugural Ecobank’s MSME Training for Financing Program. The Graduates came from the eight (8) countries in the pilot…

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    • A meeting of heightened importance was held in Cotonou, Benin on 23rd July 2021, which included notable key leaders and ministers from the West African Football Union, representing the seven countries of the region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, and DRC) wherein Confederation of African Football (CAF) received their significant endorsement of the Schools Football Championship program
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Seven countries from West African Football Union (WAFU) B and Confederation of African Football (CAF) commit to African youth with Pan-African Schools Football Championship

The CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championship will be an intercontinental school soccer tournament for both boys and girls

To help foster a new generation of African youth, The Confederation of African Football (CAF) (www.CAFonline.com) is developing a football competition to be introduced into schools across the continent. The CAF Pan-African Schools Football Championship will be an intercontinental school soccer tournament for both boys and girls in a grassroots…

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Coronavirus – Niger: United States Donates an Additional 151,200 COVID-19 Vaccines to Niger

This donation will help protect the Nigerien people from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and begin reducing barriers to building back the Niger’s economy

The U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger announces the donation by the United States Government of 151,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to provide initially at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally to Africa.  The…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN launches first regional fund to respond to growing humanitarian needs in West and Central Africa

The fund will initially give priority to countries in the Sahel, to help meet rising humanitarian needs across the region

Following the approval of the first ever Regionally hosted Pooled Fund to boost humanitarian operations in West and Central Africa, OCHA has launched the Niger envelope starting with the release of US$ 15 million. The fund will initially give priority to countries in the Sahel, to help meet rising humanitarian…