COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Mahamadou Issoufou
Population: 22,772,361 (2020)
Land Size: 1.27 million sq km (489,000 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Wed - May 12, 2021: Nigerian, Nigerien Armies to Collaborate to Rescue Katsina Abducted Worshippers - AllAfrica News: Niger
[This Day] Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has said that it will collaborate with its counterpart in the Niger Republic to track fleeing bandits and rescue their victims.
- Tue - May 11, 2021: Lead Found in Rural Drinking Water Supplies in West Africa - AllAfrica News: Niger
[University of Leeds] Scientists are warning that drinking water supplies in parts of rural West Africa are being contaminated b y lead- containing mater ials used in small community water systems such as boreholes with handpumps and public taps.
- Fri - May 7, 2021: Pres. Sahlework Briefs Niger's Pres. Mohamed Bazum On Current Situation in Ethiopia - AllAfrica News: Niger
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA (ENA)-President Sahlework Zewdie briefed yesterday Niger's new President Mohamed Bazum on the current situation in Ethiopia. Upon arrival in the capital Niamey on Wednesday, President Sahelework was warmly welcomed while the main streets and squares of the city were adorned with photographs of the two presidents.
- Fri - May 7, 2021: Weather Forecasts a 'Life-Saving Tool Against Meningitis' - AllAfrica News: Niger
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Scientists are using weather-based surveillance to predict impending meningitis outbreaks in Sub-Saharan Africa, making weather forecasts a possible tool to help health services combat the disease.
- Wed - May 5, 2021: New Government Should Investigate Massacres - Human Rights Watch - AllAfrica News: Niger
[HRW] Nairobi -- Bazoum Administration Should Make Justice a Priority