Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Visit of External Affairs Minister to Republic of Niger (January 20-21, 2020)

The visit by External Affairs Minister (EAM) to Niamey is reiteration of importance India attaches to its relations Niger and with other countries in the Sahel

External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar visited Niamey, Republic of Niger from 20-21 January 2020. During the visit, EAM called on President of Niger, H. E. Mahamadou Issoufou on 21 January and both the leaders jointly inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC). MGICC is the first centre to…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Supply of healthcare kits by the Italian Cooperation in Niger

Will support the UNHCR's medical relief effort for the asylum seekers hosted at the centre

In the wake of the fire that severely damaged the accommodation and healthcare facilities in the transit hub of Agadez (Niger), the Italian Foreign Ministry, responding to an international call for support by the United Nations  High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Niger, resolved to send approx. 985 Kg of…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Niger |

Security Alert: Threats against Nigerien and Western Government Facilities and Locations Frequented by Westerners

The Embassy strongly advises limiting unnecessary movements during hours of darkness or travel outside of the Niamey péage (toll checkpoint)

Event:  Several unexploded rockets were discovered on the outskirts of Niamey Tuesday, January 14, near the village of Kongou Gorou.  No damage or injuries were reported. The U.S. Embassy is aware of potential threats against Nigerien and western government buildings, and locations frequented by westerners. The Embassy strongly advises limiting…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Inclusive government action needed to bring stability to Mali

It is extremely concerning that we have only seen limited progress towards the implementation of the peace agreement

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on MINUSMA Thank you, Mr President, and let me also thank on the Under-Secretary-General Lacroix for his briefing. And like others, I’d like to begin by offering my condolences and those of the…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Strongly Condemns Attack on Military Site in Niger

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of this criminal act

The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned the attack targeting a military site in Niger, which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of this criminal act and utter rejection of all…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons Signs Several Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) to Boost Oil and Mining Exploration

The licensing round generated interest from 53 companies and resulted in 17 bids

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has signed several MoUs with successful bidders of its 2019 Licensing Round, on the sidelines of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi. Under EG-RONDA 2019, the government of Equatorial Guinea offered 27 free blocks for…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Preparing for elections and addressing root causes of conflict in West Africa

We welcome the very productive role that UNOWAS has played in the region

Statement by Ambassador James Roscoe at the Security Council briefing on UNOWAS May I join others in welcoming you to the chair and welcoming you and your other co-elected members of the Council. We look forward to working with you. In the context of this briefing, we also welcome particularly…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

Briefing of the Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel to the Security Council: “Despite positive political developments, the region continues to witness a devastating surge in terrorist attacks”

He also warned that “farmer-herder clashes remain some of the most violent local conflicts in the region”

Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) briefed, yesterday, the Security Council on the latest report of the Secretary-General on the activities of UNOWAS. While the security situation continues to worsen in the region,…

UN News
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Source: UN News |

‘Unprecedented terrorist violence’ in West Africa, Sahel region

The top UN official in West Africa and the Sahel updated the Security Council on Wednesday, describing an “unprecedented" rise in terrorist violence across the region

“The region has experienced a devastating surge in terrorist attacks against civilian and military targets,” Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), told the Council in its first formal meeting of the year. “The humanitarian consequences are alarming”,…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Hits Milestone: 5,002 Gambians Supported with Assisted Return

The reintegration assistance offered aims to address economic, social and psychosocial needs

The Gambia is a small coastal West African country of just over two million people. Between 2014 and 2017, over 35,000 of its citizens arrived, “irregularly” on European shores, according to Frontex, the EU border agency, with even more whose journeys stopped in Libya or the Mediterranean Sea. And yet, over…