COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Mahamadou Issoufou
Population: 19,866,231 (2018)
Land Size: 1.27 million sq km (489,000 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Wed - Apr 24, 2019: From Neglect to Inspiration - Ayuba Gufwan's Story - AllAfrica News: Niger
[WHO] Ayuba Gufwan, 46, spent his childhood crawling on his hands and knees in a remote village in Nigeria's Plateau State.
- Sat - Apr 20, 2019: Dozens of African Refugees Flown from Unstable Libya to Niger - AllAfrica News: Niger
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) reports 163 refugees from sub-Saharan Africa, who were detained in horrific conditions in Libya, have been flown out of the battle-scarred country to safety in Niger.
- Thu - Apr 18, 2019: Niger, Part 3 - Guns Won't Win the War - AllAfrica News: Niger
[The New Humanitarian] Niamey -"We can't militarise all borders"
- Thu - Apr 11, 2019: Boko Haram Targets Civilians in Deadly Attacks in South-East - AllAfrica News: Niger
[VOA] The United Nations refugee agency reports tens of thousands of refugees and displaced people in Niger's Diffa region are suffering immense hardships as violent attacks by Boko Haram increase in frequency and intensity.
- Wed - Apr 10, 2019: Nasa Satellites Help Aid Agency to Solve Humanitarian Challenges - AllAfrica News: Niger
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -NASA is using its satellites to solve humanitarian challenges in some of the most fragile places on earth under a landmark partnership with aid agency Mercy Corps.