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Niger and Global Fund sign €13.5 Million malaria grant

Aug 20, 2013 0

GENEVA – 20 August 2013 - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has signed a 13.5 million euro grant agreement that will intensify efforts to provide families with mosquito nets and improve the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in ...

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3 million children threatened by hunger in Niger

Feb 4, 2012 0

BOBOYE, Niger -  Ousseini Issa - (IPS) – Women have been left in charge of many of the households in the village of Zamkoye-Koïra, in western Niger, as food shortages have driven male family members to leave in search of work elsewhere. A ...

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Mahamadou Issoufou is the new President of Niger

Mar 14, 2011 1

NIAMEY, March 14, 2011 (AFP) – Veteran opposition leader Mahamadou Issoufou won elections intended to return Niger to civilian rule after a military coup, taking 57.95 percent of the vote, the election commission announced Monday. Issoufou, 59, defeated former prime minister ...

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Niger votes for a new president

Jan 29, 2011 0

NIAMEY, January 29, 2011 (AFP) – Niger goes to the polls Monday to replace a military junta with a civilian president who will rule one of the world’s poorest countries living under the growing menace of Al-Qaeda militants. The North African ...

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Junta Sets Conditions for Presidential Aspirants in Niger

May 27, 2010 0

Niger’s junta government has set out proposed laws that would ensure that future presidential aspirants must be university degree holders and be less than 70 years old. The mandatory requirement was proposed by Niger’s Consultative Council, which was set up ...

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World Bank Restores Aid to Niger

May 21, 2010 0

A decision has been made by the World Bank to restore financial assistance to Niger. Assistance to the African country had been suspended following a February coup. The military government says the aid will help fight hunger in a country ...

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Ex-Ministers in Niger Arrested by the Junta

Mar 30, 2010 0

Former ministers and officials in the previous government of former President Mamadou Tandja who was recently overthrown, have been arrested in Niamey the country’s capital. Those detained include the former ministers of finance and justice, and the heads of the ...

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Niger Set For Return to Democracy

Mar 5, 2010 0

Coup leaders in the West African State of  Niger’s have named a transitional government of 20 ministers in a move to steer the country through to a democratic transition and civilian administration The leader of the coup which ousted Mamadou ...

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