COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Mahamadou Issoufou
Population: 19,245,344 (2017)
Land Size: 1.27 million sq km (489,000 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Fri - Dec 7, 2018: Niger Becomes First African Country to Adopt National Law for Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced People - AllAfrica News: Niger
[UNHCR] UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons applaud the ground-breaking adoption by Niger of a national law for the protection and assistance of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
- Fri - Dec 7, 2018: EU, France Step Up Security, Development Aid for G5 Sahel - AllAfrica News: Niger
[Deutsche Welle] The EU and France have increased their financial support for projects in the five Sahel states which sit on the southern rim of Africa's Sahara desert. Terrorism and lawlessness have blighted the region for years.
- Fri - Dec 7, 2018: In a First for Continent, Niger Adopts Law to Protect Displaced People - AllAfrica News: Niger
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Niger has adopted Africa's first national law for the protection and assistance of people fleeing violence, floods and droughts, the government and United Nations said on Thursday.
- Wed - Dec 5, 2018: Zesco See Off Sonidep, Mazembe Next Opponent - AllAfrica News: Niger
[CAF] Zesco United coasted to a 3-0 home win over AS Sonidep of Niger on Tuesday at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola to advance to the 2018/2019 TOTAL CAF Champions Le1/16th round.
- Sat - Dec 1, 2018: A Transit City in Niger Extends HIV/Aids Care to Migrants - AllAfrica News: Niger
[Deutsche Welle] The movement of people in Africa is driving the HIV/AIDS rate up. In one city Nigerien authorities have included migrants in their program to curb and treat the disease.