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Niger Leader Announces Decline in Fuel Costs

Bold Move: Niger’s New Leadership Slashes Fuel Prices In Niger, since the government's overhaul following the military coup on July 26, 2023, a notable shift has occurred: the authorities have announced a fuel price cut. This reduction is scheduled to come into effect on July 23, 2024. Renowned Nigerian economist Ibrahim Adamou Luché hailed the move, stating, "It was crucial to make this symbolic gesture on the eve of the coup's anniversary. It demonstrates the leaders' commitment to acting in the interests of the…

Turkish Ministerial Delegation Makes Significant Visit to Niger

Niger and Turkey: Strengthening Ties Niger and Turkey: Strengthening Ties Niger and Turkey are looking to bolster their collaboration. A substantial Turkish delegation visited Niamey on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, marking a significant occasion. According to local media sources, discussions spanned an array of critical sectors like defense, oil, education, and health. "This is a pivotal moment as the CNSP continues realigning its alliances," one report noted, highlighting that nearly a…

Niger: One Year Post-Coup, IMF Confirms

IMF Board Approves $70 Million Aid to Niger Following Political Turmoil The governing body of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sanctioned an immediate disbursement of $70 million to Niger on July 17, 2024. This financial assistance is part of several ongoing support initiatives targeting the Sahel nation, occurring nearly a year post the coup that unseated President Mohamed Bazoum.

Turkish Foreign Minister Participates in Joint Working Group Session in Niger

Turkish Foreign Minister Engages in Collaborative Group Session in Niger "Turkey's top diplomat recently joined a cooperative assembly in Niger," said one official. This crucial gathering aimed to fortify bilateral ties between the two nations, ushering in a new era of collaboration and mutual growth. Niger, a key player in West Africa, hosted the meeting. The two countries discussed a series of important topics ranging from economic partnerships to security concerns. Both sides conveyed their willingness to deepen…

‘Unity is over: What lies ahead as crucial Sahel nations abandon the West African alliance?’

‘Unity dead and buried’: What next as key Sahel states ditch West Africa bloc? The Collapse of Unity: Key Sahel Nations Abandon West African Bloc Amid political upheaval and regional tensions, pivotal Sahel countries have severed ties with the West African economic community. The repercussions of this decision are multifaceted and far-reaching. “The concept of unity is essentially interred.” - Political Analyst The disintegration of cooperation within the bloc…

Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso: How a military triumvirate

The military juntas of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso signed a treaty Saturday to confederate 72 million people into the Alliance of Sahel States (ESA), a move they say will not only allow the three nations to eradicate the scourge of jihadist violence from their countries but also build a new economic alliance that will reshape West Africa.

How Barkhane plans to relocate to Niger

A few days or weeks before the vote in the Nigerian Assembly on the military cooperation agreement between the Nigerian army and Barkhane, the French army is preparing. Since March 1, Colonel Hervé Pierre, the new commander who will coordinate Barkhane's…

After Cameroon, Cinema Week moves to Niger

The districts of the Nigerian capital and some regions will be lively from Sunday 27 March all week. For good reason, the 2nd edition of Film Week will be held there and where about forty films will be shown. An initiative by young African directors who want…

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