Niger/Libya: We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What’s Happening in Libya – President Issoufou

16/10/2019 Rhodes — The security threat to the Sahel region has been amplified by the Libyan crisis, said the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou. In his forthright assessment of the conflict, Issoufou said it seems the world has turned its back on countries that are dealing with the fallout of the crisis. Continuer à lire … « Niger/Libya: We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What’s Happening in Libya – President Issoufou »

Nigeria, Germany sign new deal

05/10/2019 – The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja signed a €70million financing bilateral agreement with the Republic of Germany.

The agreement was on sustainable economic development, renewable energy, polio eradication, internally-displaced persons and host communities in northern Nigeria, education, peace and security. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria, Germany sign new deal »

US reopens Somalia embassy after 28 years

05/10/2019 – The US has reopened its embassy in Somalia 28 years after it closed it. The previous one was closed in January 1991 after civil war broke out in Somalia.

Long-time leader Siad Barre was removed from office in 1991 by clan militias, who then fought each other for power. Continuer à lire … « US reopens Somalia embassy after 28 years »

Govt raises alarm over major security threat, opposition collaboration with Boko Haram

23/09/2019 – Zamfara State Government has announced that it was in possession of credible intelligence reports suggesting that some disgruntled politicians of the state origin are making clandestine moves to destabilize the state. Continuer à lire … « Govt raises alarm over major security threat, opposition collaboration with Boko Haram »

Mali/Norway to provide NOK 30 million for school meals in Mali (Mopti)

18/09/2019 – Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps to promote stability in a part of the world where it is badly needed,’ said Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein, who visited Mali this week. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Norway to provide NOK 30 million for school meals in Mali (Mopti) »

Nigeria/Niger – No end in sight to Nigeria’s border closures

18/09/2019 – Nigerian border crossings with Benin and Niger remain sealed despite a warning from West Africa’s regional grouping that the the shutdown is harming prosperity. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria/Niger – No end in sight to Nigeria’s border closures »

3 Nigerian governors meet, sign MoU on security with Niger Republic counterpart

10/09/2019 – The governors of Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara States have jointly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Governor of Maradi region in Niger Republic on best approaches to addressing the security challenges in their states. Continuer à lire … « 3 Nigerian governors meet, sign MoU on security with Niger Republic counterpart »