NIGER | NIGER

26-Mar-2020 to 10:47

BOAD pumps nearly 200 billion CFA into Covid-19 fight

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The Board of Directors of the West African Development Bank (BOAD) has approved a 196.6 billion CFA francs support (about US$ 314.560 million) to member states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) as part of the fight against COVID-19.

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20-Mar-2020 to 16:09

Niger records first Covid-19 case

APA-Niamey (Niger) — Niger has registered its first case of coronavirus on Thursday, Public Health Minister, Dr. Idi Illiassou Mainassara, said in a statement copied to APA on Friday.

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17-Feb-2020 to 23:54

20 die in Niger food distribution stampede

APA - Niamey (Niger) — Some 20 people have died and several others were injured on Monday during a scramble in Diffa in southeastern Niger during a distribution of food and money to Nigerian refugees.

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10-Jan-2020 to 14:52

25 Nigerien soldiers killed in fresh attack

APA - Niamey (Niger) — At least 25 Nigerien soldiers have died in an attack on the Chinagoder outpost, located in the district of Banibangou (Tillabery region), about 15 km from Niger’s border with Mali.

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23-Dec-2019 to 12:32

French troops intervene in Sahel on states’ request - Macron

APA - Niamey (Niger) — The presence of French troops in the Sahel under the so-called Barkhane Operation happened on the "expressed request” of the leaders of the G5 Sahel states, President Emmanuel Macron has said.

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12-Dec-2019 to 11:32

France-G5 Sahel summit postponed after Niger attack

APA - Niamey (Niger) — A proposed summit between France and leaders of the G5 Sahel which was slated for later this month has been postponed to early 2020 following a deadly attack in Niger, the French Presidency announced.

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15-Nov-2019 to 17:59

Niger: exiled opposition leader returns home

APA-Niamey (Niger) — Niger’s opposition leader, Hama Amadou, who was involved in an alleged baby trafficking and sentenced to one year in prison, has returned to Niamey after more than three years in exile in France.

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