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Tuesday, 07-28-15, 16:47Niger Receives IFAD Financing to Support Family Farmers[IFAD] Rome -Today the Republic of Niger and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement to finance the Family Farming Development Programme (FFDP) in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder Regions. The funding comprises a US$24.25 million loan, a $24.25 million grant and an additional $13 million grant from IFAD's Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP). read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 16:08Lamamra - 2015, 'Auspicious' Year for Algeria-Niger Relations[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra dubbed Monday night the year 2015 "auspicious" for Algeria-Niger relations. read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 10:19Algeria-Niger Cooperation - Lamamra Starts Two-Day Visit to Niamey[Algerie Presse Service] Niamey -Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra arrived Monday afternoon in Niamey (Niger), at the invitation of his Niger counterpart Kane Aichatou Boulama. read more...
Wednesday, 07-15-15, 14:05Journalist, Civil Society Actor Arrested[MFWA] On July 9, members from Niger's Criminal Investigative Department (CID) arrested Kaka Touda Mamane Goni, a journalist with the Alternative bi-weekly in Niger. read more...
Tuesday, 07-07-15, 9:26FAO Projects Win Prizes At Expo 2015[FAO] Rome -Two FAO projects have earned awards in an EXPO 2015 competition aimed at spotlighting best practices in sustainability in international food security work. read more...
Tuesday, 06-30-15, 7:31Boko Haram's Neglected Crisis[IRIN] Niamey/Dakar -Boko Haram came to 25-year-old Fanna Liman Mustafa's home in Baga in northeastern Nigeria in November and burnt it to the ground. She took her four children and fled across the border into Niger. As fate has it, she is one of the lucky ones. The Islamist militants returned in January and massacred hundreds if not thousands of civilians. read more...
Thursday, 06-25-15, 14:2415 Boko Haram Fighters Killed, 20 Arrested in Niger[Vanguard] Niamey -Fifteen Boko Haram fighters were killed and 20 others arrested by the Nigerien Defense and Security Forces (FDS) during clashes that occurred between June 18 to 23 in Niger's Diffa region near the Nigerian border. read more...
Monday, 06-22-15, 9:41In Response to President Muhammadu Buhari's Perspectives to Somalia[Dalsan Radio] First of all your excellency, It is with great joy and pride that, on behalf of Somali students in London, and on my own behalf, I extend to you my warm heartedly congratulations on your recent presidential elections. I also do extend my felicitations to the people of Nigeria for peacefully exercising their sovereign and God given rights to elect their leaders. The choices they have made is a tribute to their courage, as well as their commitment to safeguard their dignity and Keep Nigeria firmly on the roa read more...
Monday, 06-22-15, 9:21Algeria Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Niger[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria condemned Friday "in the strongest terms" the terrorist attacks perpetrated on Wednesday night in the region of Diffa, in Niger, and expressed its compassion for the victims' families and its solidarity with the people and government of Niger. read more...
Friday, 06-12-15, 14:29Brave Warriors Going Where Others Wavered[New Era] Windhoek -They might be regarded as lightweights in the formidable West African football region but recent statistics send a different signal to their opponents, and Namibia would be well advised not to confront Niger with kid gloves when the two nations clash on Sunday. read more...

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