[UN News] Rows of temporary shelters covered in sheeting which has been blanched by the sun and sand blasted by winds blend into the grey, dusty and parched environment. It's midday, and temperatures have reached a punishingly hot and dry 44 degrees Celsius (111 F).
[UN News] 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.
[DW] Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said urgent action is needed to combat hunger amid rising food prices and the devastating impact of climate change in Niger and other areas of the troubled Sahel region.
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is pleased to announce that Niamey-based Studio Kalangou is the first African media outlet to be certified according to the standards of the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI), which promotes news reporting that is produced professionally and in accordance with journalistic ethics.
[OCHA] Niamey -- Niger is hosting from March 14 to 18, a series of training sessions led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). These sessions, which follow on from those that took place in Bamako, focus on the Liptako-Gourma region and brings together local and administrative authorities, military, civil society and humanitarian actors ; in order to improve coordination. It also aims to strengthen their capacit
[Centre 4s] The war raging in Ukrainia since February 24 is tragic in terms of its ensuing human losses and the massive material destruction that have already been done. It is particularly central due to the issues opposing the many states involved. World economic and military powers clashing in a Europe that, since 1940, has not known an armed conflict of this dimension! The last one, horrendous, that of the former Yugoslavia (today recomposed of several sovereign states), did not include either the same strategic st
[Spotlight Initiative] Amadou Moumouni Soumaila, 37, has been a gender equality and human rights activist for two decades. He is a member of the civil society organization (CSO) Comité Nigerien sur les pratiques Traditionnelles ayant effet sur la santé des Femmes et des Enfants, which focuses on traditional practices affecting women's and girls' health, and has been on the board of the Spotlight Initiative Civil Society Reference Group (CSRG) of Niger since 2019.
[Centre 4s] Paris, Niamey -- The 4S Centre and Promediation are organising a high-level seminar in Niamey on February 23 and 24, 2022 on the regional reconfiguration of the Eastern Sahel (Libya, Chad, Sudan, Niger) at a time of great danger for the region: disputed political transitions and contested elections in Libya, Sudan and Chad; difficult negotiations and demobilisation of armed groups; the departure of Barkhane forces from Mali, etc. The sixty decision-makers and participants, hand-picked for their interest and experience in t
[MSF] On Friday afternoon, 18 February, an airstrike hit a small village in the Madarounfa district of southern Niger, killing at least 12 people, including four children, and injuring 16 others, according to local sources.
[UN News] Internal displacement, regional instability, and climate change have created a refugee crisis in Niger, but an initiative in the town of Ouallam is showing how different communities can work together to survive, and improve the local environment.
[UNHCR] The Director General of the International Organization for Migration, António Vitorino, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are calling for more international support to address challenges faced by migrants, refugees and internally displaced people in Niger, and vulnerable host communities, following a joint three-day visit to the country.
[MSF] In September 2018, nurse Awa Abou Amadou was working at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) paediatric unit in Magaria in southern Niger. It was her most challenging experience as a nurse. "We used to admit around 140 children a day. It wasn't easy," she says. Among other nurses and medical personnel, she worked for long hours straight -- sometimes from dusk till dawn and beyond.
[VOA] Port Harcourt, Nigeria -- Nigerian health authorities say the country's life expectancy is among the worst in the world, with influenza and pneumonia leading causes of death. In southern Nigeria's Cross River state, severe air pollution is increasing the cases of respiratory diseases.
[JusticeInfo.net] Arusha -- Even in their worst nightmares, the eight Rwandans never imagined being in a worse dead-end than the one they were living in Arusha. Although they were acquitted or released years ago from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), no country wanted them. These famous stateless were no longer expecting much when suddenly they were given three days to pack their bags. Niger would take them in! But nothing went as planned...
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the suspended prison sentences passed yesterday on two Nigerien journalists who published an international report about drug trafficking and corruption in Niger. These totally unjustified sentences send a shocking signal about the state of justice and the fight against corruption in this country, RSF says.
[VOA] Ouagadougou -- Islamist militant attacks increased this past year in the Sahel region, leading to political instability that saw a coup in Mali, an attempted coup in Niger, and calls for Burkina Faso's president to resign. Burkina Faso experienced the deadliest terrorist attacks since the conflict began, but analysts say the worst could be yet to come.