Mahamadou Issoufou

By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 10th, 2012
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By Alex Thurston, On Oct. 1, Niger launched its “Strategy for Development and Security” (SDS), a $2.5 billion, five-year initiative targeting six of the country’s eight regions. The project is part of Niger’s ongoing efforts to prevent the kind of chaos that has gripped its neighbor Mali, where a Tua...
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Jun 11th, 2012
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Mali could become a home for terrorist groups which could threaten the region, France’s president has warned. Francois Hollande was reacting to the concerns of Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou over information relating to Islamist groups. Mr Issoufou said he had information showing th...
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Jan 23rd, 2012
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Arlit – Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou warned on Sunday of a new Tuareg rebellion in the north of the country after clashes between soldiers and rebels in neighbouring Mali. “Recurrent rebellions and residual insecurity [as well as] terrorism eating at the Sahel region [and] a...
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Jan 17th, 2012
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Niger will push ahead with a plan to develop civilian nuclear energy in partnership with other West African peers despite recent accidents including Fukushima, the country’s president said on Monday. “We have said that in the long term, we will promote, as part of ECOWAS (the West African...
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Dec 23rd, 2011
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The International Monetary Fund has reached a preliminary agreement with Niger on a $123 million extended credit facility program, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Thursday at the end of her first trip to Africa as head of the world lender. Lagarde said the deal was meant to help Niger, one of the...
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Dec 8th, 2011
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Niamey – A teenager and a woman were killed during clashes this week between demonstrators and police in Zinder, Niger’s second-largest city in the east, the government announced late Wednesday. The government spokesperson, Justice Minister Marou Amadou, said that “unhappy events in...
By benim
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Nov 14th, 2011
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Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso and Niger are concerned about regional insecurity following the conflict in Libya which they fear has led to new arms trafficking, Niger’s prime minister said Monday. “It is a major concern, the trafficking of arms is a real threat to the region,” Ra...
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Sep 15th, 2011
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Niger called on Wednesday for international help to secure its northern border with Libya, saying the conflict to the north was holding back efforts by its new civilian government to find stability and develop its economy. Justice Minister Marou Amadou said Niger needed help with intelligence-gatheri...
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Aug 14th, 2011
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Niger’s government has launched a telephone hotline through which citizens can call to report the corrupt practices which have undermined the economy of one of the world’s poorest nations, officials said on Saturday. “This is an innovation. It is a very important tool and will be ex...
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Aug 3rd, 2011
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Niger security forces arrested ten soldiers for trying to overthrow the government last month, President Mahamadou Issoufou said late on Tuesday, in his first public mention of the alleged attempted coup. The West African state, a top uranium supplier to France’s nuclear industry and also one o...