Niger: Over 10,000 People Flee Violence

Niger: Over 10,000 People Flee Violence

NIAMEY, 9 January 2021 – Over 10,000 villagers have been internally displaced by the violent raids last January 2 on two villages in Niger’s Tillaberi region in which 105 people were killed. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)...
Niger: National Mourning for 100 Killed

Niger: National Mourning for 100 Killed

NIAMEY, 5 January 2021 – Niger has declared three days of mourning in loving remembrance of over 100 people killed Saturday in attacks by gunmen in two villages near the border with Mali. Niger’s Prime Minister Brigi Rafini confirmed the higher death toll after...
Niger: Dozens Killed in Attack

Niger: Dozens Killed in Attack

NIAMEY, 3 January 2021 – Unidentified gunmen have killed dozens of people in raids on two villages in Niger’s Tillaberi region. About 49 people were killed 17 others injured in the Tchombangou and another 30 people were killed in the village of Zaroumdareye....
Niger: Presidential Runoff in Feb. 2021

Niger: Presidential Runoff in Feb. 2021

NIAMEY, 3 January 2021 – A presidential runoff is inevitable in Niger because no candidate won a majority of the votes cast in the first round of voting. The runoff will be organized in February 2021. Niger’s Independent Electoral Commission says the runoff will...
Niger: Vote Count Underway

Niger: Vote Count Underway

NIAMEY, 28 December 2020 – Niger has started counting votes from Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections, with results expected in up to five days. The former minister of interior, Mohamed Bazoum, flag bearer of the ruling party, is the overwhelming favorite...
Niger: Voting for a New President, Legislature

Niger: Voting for a New President, Legislature

NIAMEY, 27 December 2020 – Some 7.4 citizens are voting in Niger Sunday for the successor of outgoing president Mahamadou Issoufou. Issoufou is stepping down after serving two five-year terms; the limit set by the constitution. It would be Niger’s first democratic...
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