Source: Amnesty International |

Nigeria: Shell must be held fully accountable for human rights harms before being allowed to sell its Niger Delta business

Amnesty International continues to recommend that any sales approval process related to Shell’s business in Nigeria must be full and thorough and involve safeguards to protect human rights

Reacting to news that Nigeria’s oil industry regulator is prepared to offer a fast-track sales approvals process for oil companies wanting to sell their businesses in the country, Isa Sanusi, Amnesty International Nigeria Director, said: “With Shell currently seeking regulatory approval for the sale of its business in the Niger…

Source: International Rescue Committee (IRC) |

Food insecurity at an all-time high in West and Central Africa: Millions of people face hunger if no immediate action is taken, warns International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC supports communities across the region to ensure their most basic survival needs are met and have the combination of assets and income to prosper through cash relief and livelihoods

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is extremely concerned about escalating food and nutrition insecurity in West and Central African countries. Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria are all anticipated to face Crisis (IPC3) level of food insecurity or worse during the lean season - the time between harvests…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Niger |

Meningitis epidemic: World Health Organization (WHO) Niger steps up response efforts

Vaccination against meningitis will be launched on 2 May 2024 in Niamey, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the disease

Located in the African meningitis belt, Niger is one of the 26 ‘hyperendemic’ African countries for meningitis. The country is currently facing a rapid increase in the number of cases, with a 50% rise on the previous year. In week 16 of 2024, Niger reported a total of 2012 cases…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Niger |

On the Withdrawal of United States Troops from Niger

The United States is proud of the security cooperation and shared sacrifice of U.S. forces and Nigerien forces, a partnership which effectively contributed to stability in Niger and the region

As part of ongoing U.S. government negotiations with the National Council for Safeguarding the Homeland (CNSP), U.S. Ambassador to Niger Kathleen FitzGibbon and Major General Kenneth Ekman, Director of Strategy, Engagement and Programs for U.S. Africa Command, will meet with CNSP officials in Niamey on April 25 to initiate discussions…

Source: The Government of Norway |

Norway to establish embassy in Senegal

The new Embassy will be responsible for Norway’s diplomatic relations with Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad, where Norway does not have any foreign service missions

Norway will open an embassy in Dakar in the autumn of 2024. The mission will also be responsible for several other countries in West Africa. This is the first time Norway has established an embassy in Senegal. In addition to Senegal the new Embassy will be responsible for Norway’s diplomatic…

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Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Established a “Recycling Center” in Niger

Through the project, it is aimed to prevent the negative effects of environmental pollution, create new employment opportunities, transform the city into a clean and spacious place

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) established a recycling unit in Agadez, where environmental pollution is intense, enabling the reuse of accumulated plastic waste and glass bottles. Within the project, one of the existing hangars of the Municipality of Agadez has been transformed into a recycling workshop. The workshop has…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Shares the Abundance of Ramadan with the Nigerien People

Food packages containing essential food were delivered to 400 families in need, especially to disabled people, residing in Agadez

By benefiting the spiritual atmosphere of Ramadan, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided food support to the people of Agadez, also called as “Istanbuleva”, who have a unique affinity for Turkish culture and identity. Food packages containing essential food were delivered to 400 families in need, especially to disabled…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Extraordinary Summit of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) heads of State holds in Abuja

He highlighted that the current situation in the sub region demanded difficult but courageous decisions that put the plight of the people at the centre of the deliberations

The Authority of Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are meeting in Abuja at an Extraordinary Summit to discuss the decision of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to withdraw from ECOWAS, today, February 24, 2024. The Chairman of the Authority, H.E. Bola Ahmed Tinubu,…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) urged Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger to prioritise dialogue and reconciliation amidst concerns of potential exits from the Community

The community stands united in its efforts towards dialogue, reconciliation, and combating terrorism, embodying the spirit of cooperation and unity that defines ECOWAS

The regional body which took this position at the conclusion of its extraordinary session of the Mediation and Security Council (MSC) at the Ministerial Level which held in Abuja Nigeria on February 8, 2024, stressed the critical need for diplomacy and unity in the face of regional challenges. At the…