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    • H.E. Mahamane Sani Mahamadou, Minister of Petroleum for the Republic of Niger, met with H.E. Mohamed Arkab, Minister of Energy and Mines, Algeria, and H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources of Nigeria as well as the Director Generals of national oil companies (NOCs) of the three African countries
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Niger, Algeria and Nigeria Reach Milestone for Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline Project

The Minister of Petroleum of the Republic of Niger is proud to announce a new development towards making the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline a reality

The Ministry of Petroleum of the Republic of Niger is proud to announce that the country has reached a new milestone in further opening the domestic and regional gas market through a development in the construction of the multi-billion Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline (TSGP) alongside Algeria and Nigeria. H.E. Mahamane Sani…

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Vital humanitarian flights to hard-to-reach areas in Guinea and Niger could be grounded due to funding cuts

In Guinea, following the outbreak of Lassa fever on 29 April 2022, the Government requested UNHAS to assist with transporting tests and other medical items from Bissau to Conakry

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that its UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) – that provides crucial transport links for humanitarian responders to the world’s most remote and challenging locations - will be forced to ground its planes in Guinea and Niger by August 2022 if additional…

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    • Through appropriate capacity building programmes, Sahel countries will increase their own capabilities to accelerate their energy transition
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African Development Bank, MASEN and RES4africa to co-organise training programme for Sahel countries

The planned sessions are relevant to all aspects of the solar energy value chain and landscape – from utility scale to decentralized uses

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), MASEN and RES4Africa have agreed to join forces on a dedicated solar energy training programme in 2022, to foster the uptake of solar energy in five Sahel countries. The programme, to be conducted in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, will focus on energy…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Niger |

U.S., Benin, Niger Make Progress on Strengthening Cross-Border Transportation

The proposed Benin-Niger Regional Transport Compact will increase regional trade, attract investment, and ultimately contribute to the region’s efforts to reduce poverty through economic growth

The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and representatives from the Governments of Benin and Niger met May 12-13 to advance a proposed regional development grant designed to reduce the cost of transportation along the road corridor between the port of Cotonou and the capital city of Niamey. MCC’s Principal…

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Niger faces refugee influx as violence increases in neighbouring states

Niger registered more than 36,000 new arrivals from Nigeria, Mali and Burkina Faso - an average of more than 2,500 new arrivals every week

Tens of thousands of new refugees have arrived in Niger in the last four months to escape attacks by armed groups in neighbouring countries. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned by these rising numbers as attacks on civilians prompting displacement increase in both frequency and violence. From January to…

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    • UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe | UN Secretary-General António Guterres (left) is received by the Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum, in the capital of Niger, Niamey
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In Niger, Guterres Calls for More Resources to Fight Terror Attacks in Africa’s Sahel

In 2021, the Global Terrorism Index attributed 588 deaths in Niger to terrorism, the highest terror-related death toll in the last decade

The number of terrorist attacks in the Sahel region of Africa “continues to increase” according to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who arrived in the capital of Niger, Niamey, on Monday, the second of three countries he is visiting on a tour of West Africa to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.…

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    • Speedy vaccination campaign helps stop cholera outbreak in Niger
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Speedy vaccination campaign helps stop cholera outbreak in Niger

The first intervention was to deploy the vaccine as close to the population as possible

"What I experienced with this disease is terrible. I saw death at close range." Amadou Elh Mamoudou counts himself fortunate. The 35-year-old survived a cholera outbreak in his village of Maradi, in south-central Niger, one of the areas most affected by the outbreak between March and December 2021. Once recovered,…

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    • Niger’s SONIDEP to Focus on Infrastructure Rollout, Revenue Management and Policy Adoption at African Energy Week 2022
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Niger’s SONIDEP to Focus on Infrastructure Rollout, Revenue Management and Policy Adoption at African Energy Week 2022

At African Energy Week 2022, Niger’s SONIDEP will lead discussions around boosting investment within Africa’s oil and gas downstream sector to maximize the commercialization of hydrocarbons

A delegation from Nigerien parastatal corporation, SONIDEP, will attend and participate at Africa’s premier energy event, African Energy Week (AEW) (https://AECWeek.com), taking place on 18 – 21 October 2022 in Cape Town. SONIDEP is responsible for the transportation, storage, refining and marketing of petroleum products in Niger and will be an…

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    • BUTEC Group completes the takeover of ENGIE’s 17 Energy Services companies in Africa
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BUTEC Group completes the takeover of ENGIE’s 17 Energy Services companies in Africa

This transaction will allow BUTEC Group to capitalize on 2000 collaborators and highly skilled executives

BUTEC (www.BUTEC.com) based in UAE, a leading contracting group in the MENA and GCC regions, has recently completed the takeover of 17 Energy Services companies in Africa previously owned by the energy global player, ENGIE Group. The acquisition process was completed on the 31st of March 2022, following the initial…

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    • Broadcasters Unanimously Maintain the "No Change position" regarding the attribution of the 700 MHz Band Spectrum
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Broadcasters Unanimously Maintain the "No Change position" regarding the attribution of the 700 MHz Band Spectrum

AUB Workshop Day 2 will enable participants to come up with solid recommendations and resolutions for a better management of 700 MHz Band Spectrum

The AUB’s (www.uar-AUB.org) International Workshop on "The future of spectrum for broadcasting" was launched on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop welcomed delegates from the following countries: Senegal (RTS, E-Media Invest, TDS), Benin, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon, Rwanda, Angola, Niger, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Comoros, Namibia, Algeria,…