Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (13 June 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (13 June 2018)   Location:  Niger Event:  During Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr security measures in Niger remain heightened due to ongoing and persistent threats posed by extremist groups.  U.S. citizens should expect additional police and military checkpoints and increased security throughout the country. Actions to Take: Review ...
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A Ramadan Message from U.S. Embassy Niger

Ramadan is a sacred time for Muslims, not just here in Niger,  but around the world. Here is a photo of the mosque near my home in Fair fax, Virginia, where an estimated 50,000 Muslims live, work and raise their families. As the holy month of Ramadan begins, we extend our best wishes to our ...
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Students Gather for Model U.N. Addressing Press Freedom

During the four days leading up to International Press Freedom Day (May 3), 43 outstanding Nigerien high school students participated in a Model U.N. focusing on journalists’ rights and press freedom. From the minds of Niger’s future leaders came outstanding advocacy for a free and independent press. One team wrote a passionate plea for their ...
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Niger Hosts 2018 Flintlock Exercise

Approximately 1,900 service members and law enforcement officers from 20 African and western partner nations participated in Flintlock 2018 at multiple locations in Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal from April 9-20, 2018. Flintlock is an annual, African-led, integrated  military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner nation forces throughout North and West Africa ...
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Five Senators Come to Niger

From 3-4 April, U.S. Embassy Niger welcomed a group of bipartisan legislators who serve on the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations, Finance and other key strategic committees. Senators Coons, Booker, Bennet, Peters and Flake met with a range of visitors, including President Issoufou, to emphasize the importance of our broad bilateral relationship and to hear directly ...
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Secretary Tillerson To Travel to Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi, N’Djamena, and Abuja

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 1, 2018 On his first official trip to Africa, Secretary Rex Tillerson will travel to N’Djamena, Chad; Djibouti, Djibouti; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Abuja, Nigeria, March 6-13, 2018. Secretary Tillerson will meet with leadership in each country, as well as the leadership of the ...
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My Voice/My Way Workshop Helps Celebrate Black History Month and Self-Expression

Toni Morrison. Langston Hughes. The incomparable Maya Angelou.  In February, U.S. Embassy Niger celebrated all of these famous African-American writers with a writers workshop to help inspire young authors.  This small workshop included 15 selected participants who developed short reflections on their art and their methods of self-expression.  Leading the workshop was  acclaimed writer and ...
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Filmmakers Shine at Short Film Festival

Hollywood came to Niger on February 7, when the Embassy-sponsored Short Film Festival featured the work of six young filmmakers.  Several of the films were developed during an Embassy workshop held in association with American Film Showcase in September 2017. Others were created with Embassy-sponsored grants. All films focused on countering violent extremism and equality ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (8 February 2018)

Location:  Diffa Region Event:  Terrorists may attack targets in Diffa Region, to include areas where security forces or Westerners may be present. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners. Monitor local media for updates. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger +227 20 72 ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims February 2018 as National African American History Month

Issued on: January 31, 2018 This February, we celebrate National African American History Month to honor the significant contributions African Americans have made to our great Nation — contributions that stand as a testament to their resolve, resilience, and courage.  Over the course of our Nation’s history, African Americans have endured egregious discrimination and bigotry.  They ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation, Government of Niger Celebrate Start of Five-Year

Millennium Challenge Corporation, Government of Niger Celebrate Start of Five-Year, $437 Million Compact to Promote Economic Growth, Reduce Poverty WASHINGTON D.C., January 26, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Niger celebrated the start of the five-year, $437 million MCC Niger Compact designed to promote economic growth and ...
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Eric P. Whitaker Presents Credentials as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Niger

Eric P. Whitaker Presents Credentials as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Niger   (Niamey, Niger, January 26, 2018) United States Ambassador to Niger Eric Whitaker presented his credentials to President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou on January 26, 2018. Ambassador Whitaker is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service with 27 years ...
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STATEMENT FROM USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY

For Immediate Release Monday, December 18, 2017 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov Today, President Trump outlined his bold vision for American leadership around the globe. As the world’s leading development and humanitarian assistance agency, USAID is in the forefront of helping our nation respond to, counter, and prevent complex threats and ...
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President Donald J. Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

President Donald J. Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests   NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE Issued on: December 18, 2017 National Security Council Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values. President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ...
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U.S.-African Union High Level Dialogue

Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 15, 2017 On November 16, 2017, the Department of State will host the fifth annual U.S.-African Union High Level Dialogue, continuing our robust partnership across a broad spectrum of issues. The bilateral discussions will focus on strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, trade, and ...
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Telephonic Press Briefing: Acting Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto Discusses the African Union High Level Dialogue and Ministerial.

Africa Regional Media Hub Press Briefing with Acting Assistant Secretary Donald Yamamoto African Union High Level Dialogue and Ministerial Via Teleconference, Washington, D.C. November 13, 2017 Audio links English French Portuguese French/English Portuguese/English OPERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the US-AU Dialogue and Ministerial conference call. At this time, all participants are in a listen ...
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U.S.-African Partnerships: Advancing Common Interests

Remarks Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. Under Secretary for Political Affairs  U.S. Institute of Peace Washington, DC September 13, 2017   IntroductionGood morning. Thank you President Lindborg for your very kind and generous introduction. To you and to Ambassador Carson I am grateful for the invitation to participate in this important and timely symposium. It is always ...
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Defense Department Updates Families of Fallen Soldiers on Niger Investigation

Department of Defense release, 8 Nov 2017: Defense Department Updates Families of Fallen Soldiers on Niger Investigation This week U.S. Army officials contacted the family members of the four U.S. soldiers killed Oct. 4 during an ambush in Niger in order to provide a timeline on U.S. Africa Command’s investigation into the incident. Families were ...
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WhatsApp Groups Flourish

What’s up with WhatsApp? It’s one of the most popular social media networks in Niger. WhatsApp helps the people of Niger form networks and stay in touch using cellphone technology. Taking advantage of the popularity of WhatsApp and helping to form meaningful networks for Nigeriens, U.S. Embassy Niger formed two very active groups: a WhatsApp ...
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Young Bloggers Complete Training Program

In January 2017, U.S. Embassy Niger sought to help give young women a voice by starting the Girl Blogger Program. Since then, 40 bloggers have been assisted in getting their voices heard in the blogosphere. This project is aligned with many other Embassy activities to help advance women and girls, including a nation-wide teen soccer ...
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Farewell and Thank You to Ambassador Reddick

The U.S. Embassy and her colleagues throughout Niger bid farewell to Ambassador Eunice Reddick, who served in Niger for three years.  Ambassador Reddick was honored with the Commander of the Order of Merit from the Republic of Niger at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 20. Surrounded by government officials, fellow ambassadors and embassy ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration, Sunday October 29, 2017

U.S. Embassy, Niamey Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration, Sunday October 29, 2017     U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that a large demonstration, organized by the Civil Society Association, is ongoing and advises against driving through downtown Niamey today, to include areas near ‎the Grand Marche and Petite Marche. It has been reported that ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Niger Travel Warning.

October 30, 2017 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger due to terrorist activity, kidnappings, and high crime. The Department recommends U.S. citizens avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, particularly the Malian border area, the Libyan border area, the Diffa region, and Lake Chad Basin area because ...
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Statement on Attack on Gendarme Outpost in Ayorou

The United States strongly condemns the cowardly attack on a gendarme outpost in Ayorou on October 21 that left 13 Nigieren Gendarmes dead and five wounded. We offer our condolences to the victims and their families. The United States continues to strongly support the ongoing efforts of the Government of Niger and local communitiesto effectively ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Risks of Travel in Niger

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Security Awareness October 12, 2017     The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the ongoing risks of travel in Niger related to terrorist activity, kidnappings, and violent crime, especially in the Tillaberi and Diffa regions. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including ...
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All-Star Girls Soccer Team Returns to Niger After Successful Visit to the U.S.

Eight young female soccer players were brimming with excitement as they returned to Niamey in October after participating in Sports United’s Visitor Program in the United States. These are our All-Star team, having been selected from young players across the country. This exciting sports program is a partnership between U.S. Embassy Niger, FENIFOOT and Niger’s ...
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U.S. Africa Command Statement on Situation in Niger

U.S. Africa Command   Email: africom-pao-media@ mail.mil Website: www.africom.mil Tel: 49-(0)9641-70-591-0230/0232   Press Release   Update on situation in Niger On Oct. 4, Four (4) U.S. service members and 4 partner nation members were killed while the U.S. was providing advice and assistance to Nigerien security force counter-terror operations, approximately 200 km north of Niamey, in ...
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U.S. Embassy Niger Participates in Cure Salee

U.S. Embassy Niger traveled way beyond Niamey to the Sahara Desert cities of Agadez and  Ingall for Cure Salee, an annual celebration of the Tuaregs and other nomadic people of Northern Niger. The delegation ventured there to build relationships, inform people of the U.S. sponsored programs, and better understand the culture and needs of the ...
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USAID Administrator Mark Green Delivers Remarks at a Roll Back Malaria Event

For Immediate Release Thursday, September 21, 2017 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAID USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN DELIVERS REMARKS AT A ROLL BACK MALARIA EVENT “THE ROLE OF COUNTRY LEADERSHIP IN ACCELERATING MALARIA ELIMINATION” United Nations Headquarters New York City, New York ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good evening ladies and gentlemen. As my ...
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Terrorist Groups may be Targeting Westerners In Niger’s Diffa Region

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that terrorist groups may be targeting Westerners in Niger’s Diffa region for kidnapping. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website ...
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Niger’s Young Robot Team Competes in Washington DC

Niger’s young robot team represented their country at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics competition in Washington, DC.  Two girls and one boy from local high schools  entered the world-wide competition with their invention they named Rakumi (Camel in Hausa). At the competition, the team from Niger was paired with Mali ...
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Training and Donations Boost Niger’s Security

The U.S. Embassy is continuing its partnership with Niger by helping build capacity for protecting the nation’s security. Initiatives span many regions and types of assistance, including providing training and equipment to police and military. This May, equipment worth more than $500,000 was donated to the Nigerien police, national guard, and gendarmes with the intent of ...
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2016 SGI Program Annual Review

Security Governance Initiative   The SGI Niger Joint Country Action Plan (JCAP), signed October 2015, focuses on conducting a national security review and developing a strategic framework, aligning Government of Niger (GON) resources to security needs, and improving external communications. The GON showed steady progress in 2016 through high-level engagement and participation from across the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat of Kidnapping in Diffa

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that terrorist groups may be targeting western humanitarian workers in Niger’s Diffa region for kidnapping. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security. For further information: ...
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Nigerien business delegation to the International Home & Housewares show in Chicago

Through the use of the Department of State Bureau of Economic Affairs Business Facilitation Incentive Funds (BFIF), Economic and Commercial Assistant Samaila Salifou escorted a five member business delegation to the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, Illinois from March 18 – 21.  Participants had the opportunity to meet with business professionals, discuss possible ...
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Women of Courage

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE   March 28, 2017   First Lady Melania Trump and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Honor 13 Women of Courage First Lady Melania Trump and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon will present the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award to ...
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Rice Husk Stoves Donation

On Thursday March 23, ambassador Eunice Reddick attended the donation of Rice Husk Stoves to 50 women specialized in rice parboiling in the village of Seberi, Kollo. This ceremony marked the completion of the project entitled “Rice Husk Cooking Stoves for All” implemented by JVE (Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement). The project will contribute to the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Teachers’ Strike Continues, March 13 – 17, 2017

United States Embassy Niamey U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens of a continued teachers’ strike that will be extended from March 13 – 17, 2017, if a resolution is not reached over the weekend. In past instances in which education contractors and teachers have gone on strike, students have become agitated and started spontaneous demonstrations in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Teachers’ Strike, March 13-17

March 10, 2017 U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens of a teachers’ strike that will continue from March 13-17 if a resolution is not reached over the weekend.  Student unrest and spontaneous demonstrations, some involving burned tires and rocks hurled at bystanders, have been associated with these strikes. Previous student demonstrations have affected the following ...
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International Women’s Day

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC March 8, 2017 On International Women’s Day, we reflect on the critical contributions women make in every sector of society and we recommit ourselves to addressing the discrimination and barriers that women face around the world. We have seen firsthand the benefits of women’s empowerment—politically, economically, and ...
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U.S. Ambassador, Niger Media Visit Flintlock 2017 in Diffa

US Ambassador, Niger Media Visit Flintlock 2017 in Diffa By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kulani Lakanaria   DIFFA, NIGER—Ambassador Eunice S. Reddick, the U.S. ambassador to Niger, traveled from Niamey to Diffa, Niger, with journalists from national-level media organizations to observe training during Flintlock 2017, March 7. Governor Dan Dano Mahamadou Lawaly, the governor of ...
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Art Exhibit

U.S. Embassy Niamey supported the organization of an art exhibition initiated by Kathleen Stafford and Yongi Chung, two American artists. This exhibition titled “Lost and Found” opened February 28 at the American Cultural Center with attendance of Ambassador Eunice Reddick. Motivated by the beauty of simplicity in the design and enduring nature of the designs ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to Travel Restrictions for U.S. Embassy Personnel

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger February 9, 2017 U.S Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens the restriction for U.S. Embassy personnel prohibiting travel to Park W are no longer in effect.  The Embassy continues to require that all U.S. Embassy personnel stay in hotels with an armed Nigerien security presence. U.S. citizens are encouraged to review your personal ...
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Hoosiers, Nigeriens announce new State Partnership Program

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE Indiana National Guard www.in.ng.mil facebook.com/IndianaGuardsman twitter.com/INGuardsman Release: January 24, 2017   For additional information contact Maj. Benjamin T. Tooley, 317-247-3105 Hoosiers, Nigeriens announce new State Partnership Program   INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana National Guard and the Republic of Niger will partner under the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program. This program pairs ...
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United States Condemns Attack in Mali

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC January 18, 2017 The United States strongly condemns the cowardly attack on a military camp in Gao that houses government forces and members of the primary armed groups that signed the Malian peace accord. We are aware of reports that the attack ...
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Awards Signing Ceremony

Awards Signing Ceremony Minister of Community and Territory Development Mr. Amani Abdou and U S. Ambassador Eunice S. Reddick celebrated the U.S. Embassy’s 11 small-grants program recipients at the 2016 Special Self Help and Julia Taft award signing ceremony on Thursday November 17, 2016.  The U.S. government awarded a total of $70,000 to local non-profit ...
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United by Strong Institutions: 2016 U.S. Elections Send Message of Peaceful Transition

On November 8, Embassy Niamey held a youth election night at the American Cultural Center. Together with the Young African Leadership Initiative Alumni Association (YALI), The National Youth Council of Niger and The Emerging Council Agency for a soiree of presentations about the electoral process, games and live entertainment. Ambassador Reddick opened the program with ...
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AGOA Roundtable

On November 10, 2016, the United States Embassy, in cooperation with the USAID West African Trade Hub and the Niger Chamber of Commerce, held a day-long roundtable discussion designed to highlight Niger’s eligibility and participation in the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).  The AGOA system of trade preferences is designed to develop the United ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens, Niamey

The Embassy has information that there may be an imminent security threat in Niamey. Police are currently investigating the veracity of the information. In the interim, use caution, avoid public gathering places and limit movement within the city. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Country Specific Information for Niger . Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ...
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U.S. Leaders Visit Niger’s Air Base 201

AGADEZ, Niger — General Thomas D. Waldhauser‎, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, visited Niger Armed Forces’ Air Base 201 (today) to meet with U.S. troops, members of the Forces Armées Nigériennes (FAN), and local civilian leaders.  He was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Niger Eunice S. Reddick. “We are here at the request of and in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall meeting for all Americans on Thursday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m.

This message is to inform U.S. Citizens that there will be a Town Hall meeting open to all Americans on Thursday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m. at the American Cultural Center located at Rue de la Tapoa in Niamey. This will be an opportunity to discuss recent events and their effect on the current security ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. citizen resident in Tahoua region kidnapped, October 15, 2016

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens October 15, 2016   A U.S. citizen resident in Tahoua region, Niger, was kidnapped by an unknown group of assailants on October 14, 2016. The U. S. Embassy Niamey reminds U.S. citizens that the threat of kidnapping and hostage taking continues to be very high. There are no further details regarding the ...
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Diversity Visa (DV) 2018 Program

October 4 marks the opening of registration for the Diversity Visa (DV) 2018 Program, which annually makes available up to 55,000 U.S. immigrant visas to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For many, receiving an immigrant visa to the United States can be a dream come true. But if you’re applying, ...
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Talking Points for General Public on Eyeglasses

Talking Points for General Public on Eyeglasses Beginning November 1, you must remove your eyeglasses for U.S. passport and visa photos. We are changing our policy to enhance the security of the application process and verify your identify faster. We want to ensure you have fewer delays in the application process. Last year, more than ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak September 22, 2016

United States Embassy Niamey, Niger The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that on September 21, the Government of Niger confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF).  At this time, the outbreak is thought to be confined to the Tahoua region.  The outbreak was detected through both human and animal cases over the past three ...
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Absentee Voting Week Sep. 26 – Oct. 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ...
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MCC CEO TO HOST NIGER COMPACT CELEBRATION DURING 71st SESSION OF UNGA

For Immediate Release September 21, 2016 Contact: Laura Allen 202-704-8558 AllenLM@mcc.gov   Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)   Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 22, during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) will host a celebration of the signing of the Niger Sustainable Water and Agriculture Compact. The event will ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Niamey Week of August 29

United States Embassy Niamey U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected throughout the week of August 29 to September 3 in the area of the Grand Marché and along the adjacent portions of Avenue de la Liberté. Large crowds are expected in the area in protest of recent municipal actions to clear temporary ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 29, 2016

United States Embassy Niamey   Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 29, 2016   U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected throughout the day on August 29 in the area of the Grand Marché and along the adjacent portions of Avenue de la Liberté. There are large crowds in the area. ...
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Secretary Of State Remarks On Boko Haram

In its quest to destroy knowledge, the terrorist group Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people, displaced more than 2 million, and flung some 7 million Nigerians into hunger, thirst, and desperate need. Boko Haram has a complete and total disrespect for life, the opposite of every religion.  It fears knowledge. It fears education. ...
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NASA, USAID Open Environmental Monitoring Hub in West Afric

July 14, 2016 RELEASE 16-070   NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have opened a new environmental monitoring program in West Africa that will enhance the role of space-based observations in the management of climate-sensitive issues facing the world today. SERVIR-West Africa, based in Niamey, Niger, is one of four NASA-USAID sponsored ...
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United States Provides Additional $27 Million for Lake Chad Basin Humanitarian Response

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), Anne C. Richard, announced on July 13 from Cameroon nearly $27 million in new humanitarian assistance to support those affected by Boko Haram violence across  the Lake Chad Basin region.  Together with United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer, ...
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Blogging Workshop

On Saturday July 2 the U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the Organization for the Promotion of Excellence (OPE), hosted a blogging workshop for young women.  A total of 15 students, including female journalists, writers, actresses, producers, women leaders, and entrepreneurs took part in the training.  The Public Affairs A/V Tech, Goudia Hachirou, led the workshop, ...
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USAID Office of Transition Initiatives Sponsors Community Dialogue in Bani Bangou

Interethnic tensions continue to disrupt peace and security in the Tillaberi region of ‪Niger. To promote intercommunity dialogue and peacebuilding, the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) supported the Bani Bangou Prefecture to organize a forum that gathered state authorities, traditional leaders, and civil society organizations to address peace and security in their communities. Aimed ...
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Celebrate Independence Day

  Celebrate Independence Day   The U.S. Embassy in Niamey would like to invite you to celebrate Independence Day with a day of water games and Potluck BBQ!  Please join us on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 15:00 until 19:00 at the Ambassador’s residence, on the Rue des Ambassades (across from the Embassy).  Please bring ...
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Consular Section Closed July 11-22

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger Routine Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Section Closed July 11-22 June 27, 2016 The Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the Consular Section will be closed to the public from July 11­­ – 22, 2016.  Emergency services for U.S. Citizens will still be available, but the Embassy will not ...
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Ramadan Greetings Video

Employees of the U.S. Embassy in Niamey are excited to present their video offering Ramadan greetings to Muslims in Niger, the United States, and across the world.  The short clip features the Embassy’s diversity as U.S. and local staff wish a “Ramadan Kareem” to all who observe the holy month.  In addition to languages commonly ...
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EducationUSA Outreach

PAS Niamey’s EducationUSA Advisor conducted outreach in Niger’s main cities – Agadez, Tahoua, Maradi, Zinder and Dosso – from May 5-14. In each city the Advisor gave presentations on the five steps to study in the United States and discussed undergraduate and graduate opportunities, financial aid, and standardized test preparation. The sessions were open to ...
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Statement on Boko Haram’s Attacks in Bosso

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson June 6, 2016    STATEMENT BY ELIZABETH TRUDEAU, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PRESS RELATIONS Boko Haram Attacks in Bosso, Niger The United States condemns in the strongest terms Boko Haram’s barbaric June 3 attack on a military outpost in Bosso, Niger.  We extend our deepest condolences to the ...
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Embassy Niamey Celebrates Earth Day

For the second year in a row, PAS co-sponsored a tree planting ceremony in honor of Earth Day with a local NGO, Jeunes Voluntaires pour l’ Environment (JVE Niger). JVE is represented throughout the country and its Executive Director, Sani Ayouba, is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow who represented Niger at the COP21 talks in ...
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Ambassador Reddick Welcomes YALI 2016!

Ambassador Reddick officially welcomed the 2016 Mandela YALI Fellows into Niger’s growing cohort of YALI alumni at a reception held in their honor on April 20. The 2014 and 2015 Mandela Washington alumni and previous YALI generations welcomed the new fellows to the YALI Niger Association and shared some words of advice. The reception ended ...
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Demonstration April 24, 2016

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration April 24, 2016   U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place on April 24, 2016 between La Place Toumo and La Place de la Concertation from 8:00 am to 12:00pm.  The Citizens’ Resistance (Résistance Citoyenne) will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of ...
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Women’s History Month Celebrations

PAS Niamey hosted a pre-screening of a documentary written and directed by a local artist, Aicha Macky as part of the Women’s History Month calendar of events. In this emotional documentary “L’arbre sans fruit” (“fruitless tree” in English) Macki discusses infertility in the Nigerien context. Macki says, “Being married with no kids is a very ...
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Book Discussion: “I am Malala “

On March 29th, PAS Niamey hosted a book discussion to commemorate Women’s History Month. The event focused on the book “I am Malala,” which tells the story of Malala Yousafzaï’s fight for her right to an education after the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan. Ambassador Reddick attended the event and gave ...
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English Oral Presentations Training

Niamey PAS and English Language Fellow, April Smith have partnered with University Abdou Moumouni’s Performing Arts program to develop field related skills that will allow the students to succeed in sharing their art, their culture and their causes both through Niger and on the international scene.  This session, Masters’ students spent time with April and ...
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Embassy Niamey Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

Information Resource Center Director Boubacar Assoumi was featured in an interview on private TV station Anfani FM on April 16 discussing Jazz Appreciation Month and American Cultural Center activities.  In addition to speaking about his experience as an exchange student in the United States, Assoumi highlighted the American Cultural Center’s programs including book discussions, book ...
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President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Niger

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Niger   President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Niger to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger, on April 2, 2016. General David M. Rodriguez, Commander, U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), ...
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Presidential Inauguration in Niger

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY ELIZABETH TRUDEAU, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PRESS RELATIONS April 1, 2016 Presidential Inauguration in Niger   On the occasion of Niger’s April 2 presidential inauguration, the United States congratulates President Mahamadou Issoufou on his election to a second term.  We look forward to ...
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Statement on Presidential Elections in Niger

  Mark C. Toner Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC March 24, 2016 Press Statement on Presidential Elections in Niger The United States welcomes the peaceful conduct of the March 20 presidential run-off election in Niger. We are disappointed that differences among some of the parties concerning the conduct of the election were not ...
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Security Governance Initiative 2015 Review

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Election Results Announced in Niger

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increase Vigilance During Election Season

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Travel Alert

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Host University Partners Selected for 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Violent Demonstrations in Niamey

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U.S. Embassy Capacity-Building Workshop Prepares Radio Journalists for Elections

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TechCamp Niamey Voix pour la Paix

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update Your Contact Information with the Embassy

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 10, 2016

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 9, 2016

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Transportation Strike on January 7

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Demonstration on January 3, 2016

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Holiday Security Awareness

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U.S. Government Supports Niger’s Fight Against Boko Haram

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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) held its annual country selection meeting on December 16, 2015

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The U.S. Government and CILSS Renew Partnership to Bolster Economic Growth

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Secretary’s Remarks: International Human Rights Day 2015

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel to Parc W Prohibited for Embassy Personnel

The U.S. Embassy in Niamey informs U.S. citizens in Niger that until further notice, U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from travelling to or staying at Parc W, the regional national park located on Niger’s border with Burkina Faso and Benin. U.S. citizens are encouraged to follow the same guidance. U.S. citizens are encouraged to review ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Hotel Restrictions

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in Niger that until further notice, U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from frequenting Les Roniers, located in the Goudel neighborhood of Niamey, to include the hotel, restaurant, and grounds.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to follow the same guidance. The Embassy continues to require that all U.S. Embassy personnel stay ...
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GIST Tech-I Competition

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Guest Speaker Discusses Elections with Youth and Women

International Information Programs Bureau-supported speaker Adrienne Lever visited Niger November 14-22 to conduct workshops on “Grassroots Engagement of Youth” and “Women in the Political Process” in Niamey, Dosso, and Tillabery. Lever is Director of Partnerships for ChangePolitics, a new elections project of Change.org and served as a regional director for President Obama’s campaign from 2007-2008.   ...
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International Education Week

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Civil Disturbance November 14, 2015

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the potential for civil disturbance on Saturday, November 14, 2015 that could occur with the expected return of former Nigerien National Assembly President Hama Amadou from self-imposed exile. Large numbers of Nigerien security force personnel are expected to be mobilized throughout the country including in Niamey where there ...
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Statement by President Obama on Attacks in France

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Pre-TechCamp

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USAID Promotes an AIDS-Free Generation in West and Central Africa

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Diversity Visa Program Presentation

On October 23 Consular Officer Jane Jensen gave a presentation on the Diversity Visa Program before a packed auditorium at L’Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et d’Administration des Entreprises (ESCAE).  The Diversity Visa Program was designed to increase the diversity of immigrants in the United States.  Each year, the U.S. government holds a lottery – a random selection of ...
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Demonstration: October 25, 2015

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October 24 is World Polio Day

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US Presents Niger with Cessnas

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Demonstration October 21, 2015

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 19, 2015

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U.S. Embassy Auction

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International Day of the Girl

To commemorate this year’s International Day of the Girl, the Ambassador spoke at a conference organized by the Public Affairs Section in coordination with local NGO Femme Action et Développement (FAD).  The conference-debate focused on the theme:  “Girls: Peace and Security”. In her opening remarks, Ambassador Reddick urged the audience to work together to break ...
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On Boko Haram’s Brutal Attacks

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Security Governance Initiative Joint Country Action Plan

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U.S.-Niger Joint Country Action Plan Signed

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U.S. Government Elections Support in Niger

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The United States Awards Niger $79,000 USD for Community Projects

United States Embassy Niamey    October 6, 2015  PRESS RELEASE The United States Awards Niger $79,000 USD for Community Projects  In a ceremony attended by U.S. Ambassador Eunice Reddick and Director General Elhadji Ibrahim Adamou from the Ministry of Planning, the United States awarded grants designated for community-based projects across Niger, including the Niamey, Dosso, ...
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2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship

The United States Embassy in Niamey, Niger is pleased to announce the opening of the on-line application for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI). The application will close on November 11, 2015. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is an outstanding opportunity for 1,000 young African leaders to travel to the United States ...
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Remarks By President Obama To The United Nations General Assembly

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Closure of Border with Burkina Faso

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in Niger that land borders between Burkina Faso and Niger are reportedly closed.  Additionally, the Ouagadougou International Airport is closed and all flights in and out of Ouagadougou have been cancelled until further notice. The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens in Niger intending to travel to Burkina Faso visit ...
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Statement by the National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the Situation in Burkina Faso

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2015 Statement by the National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the Situation in Burkina Faso The United States condemns, in the strongest terms, the unconstitutional seizure of power by elements of the Presidential Security Regiment in Burkina Faso. We call on ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration (September 4, 2015)

U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place today in Niamey at the Arena de Lutte National from 3:30 pm to early evening. The Front Patriotique et Republican will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against the Ministry of the Interior’s refusal to recognize their legitimacy. Please remember, ...
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YALI and W2W Press Conference

The American Cultural Center (ACC) organized a press conference to welcome the returning 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship (YALI MWF) cohort and two participants sponsored by the ACC to participate in the 2015 edition of Empower Peace International summer women’s leadership conference Women2Women (W2W).  After opening remarks from the Ambassador and PAO the returning exchange participants ...
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Disabled Artisans’ Fair

PAS Niamey organized a Bazaar and an exhibition of products made by disabled artisans  in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The event was attended by the U.S. Ambassador to Niger, the Minister of Professional and Technical Education and other persons from diverse sectors.  This bazaar and exposition of ...
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NDI President Kenneth Wollack

On August 19th, the President of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Kenneth Wollack, participated in a reception and round table discussion with the press at Ambassador Reddick’s official residence.  He discussed the upcoming elections, the importance of multi-party participation, and what is at stake for the security situation in Niger.  Before a group of dozens ...
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Mama Kyota

On August 14, the American Cultural Center hosted a preview screening of the Hausa-language documentary Mamar Kyota by Professor Pearl Robinson.  Robinson, who is a professor of political science at Tufts University, spent 10 years working on the film about Saïda Oumul Khairy Niasse (known as Mama Kyota) and the female empowerment strategy of her ...
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Local Radio Competition Strengthens Moderate Voices against Violent Extremism

In July of 2011, Niger held its first national conference for political dialogue on the promotion of peace, democracy and good governance.  To celebrate that initiative, USAID’s Peace through Development II project launched an annual competition among community and private radio stations in order to promote the production of local radio programming with innovative “anti-violent ...
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USAID Associate Administrator Eric Postel Speaks with Senior Nigerien Religious Leaders

In his visit to Niger, the USAID Associate Administrator, Mr. Eric Postel, met with senior Islamic and Christian leaders on July 9, 2015 to discuss their recent attendance at a Regional Religious Leaders Conference against Violent Extremism in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  Supported by USAID’s Peace through Development II program, the conference brought together senior religious ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Security Reminder

In light of recent terrorist attacks in multiple countries, the U.S. Embassy in Niamey reminds U.S. citizens that extremist groups in the Sahel may seek to target foreigners.  U.S. citizens should be alert to the possibility of kidnapping and take steps to mitigate their possibility of becoming a victim.  The Embassy reiterates its standing guidance ...
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United States Embassy Niamey Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increase Personal Awareness during Ramadan

The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant and maintain awareness of your surroundings during the month of Ramadan, observed in Niger from mid-June to mid-July. Security measures in Niger remain heightened due to threats posed by extremist groups. U.S. citizens are encouraged to review the Travel Warning for Niger , and to remain alert for potentially ...
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U.S. Embassy Organizes Celebration of Youth Leadership

On June 12, the Public Affairs Section hosted a “Celebration of Youth Leadership.”  Organized in conjunction with the 2014 and 2015 MWF YALI participants, the reception recognized young Nigerien leaders who participated in the 2015 Upstander International Youth Leadership Institute (led by Omekongo Dibinga and hosted at the American Cultural Center).  It was also the ...
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Ambassador Reddick Speaks at 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship YALI Pre-Departure Orientation

On June 12, Ambassador Reddick congratulated and welcomed the 2015 Nigerien MWF YALI participants at a pre-departure orientation held at the American Cultural Center.  The Fellows met with the Ambassador, Embassy representatives, 2014 MWF YALI participants, and motivational speaker, poet, and scholar Omekongo Dibinga.  
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Second Edition of Upstander International Leadership Institute

The Public Affairs section hosted the second edition of the Upstander International Youth Leadership Institute at the American Cultural Center June 9-11.  The first edition, held in 2013, invited Nigerien youth association leaders from all eight regions to Niamey for a three-day workshop focused on building their practical skills and understanding of leadership.  This year’s ...
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Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopter Hard Landing

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US Embassy Marks World Press Freedom Day

The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) invited Paris-based Speaker Elizabeth Bryant to conduct a three-day workshop for local journalists/editors at the American Cultural Center in Niamey. The theme was “Press Freedom and Ethical Challenges for Journalism in Niger: Media Coverage during the Elections Period.” PAS took this opportunity to focus on this topic to ...
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On-Going Meningococcal Meningitis Outbreak in Niger

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger Security Message for U.S. Citizens Meningitis Outbreak  April 23, 2015 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that schools in Niamey are closed because of an on-going meningococcal meningitis outbreak in Niger, concentrated in the areas of Niamey and Dosso.  Since January, Niger has reported more than 1034 cases and at least ...
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The US Embassy Welcomes the 2015 YALI Fellows

Last week, Ambassador Reddick officially welcomed the 2015 Mandela Washington YALI Fellows into Niger’s growing cohort of YALI alumni at a reception held in their honor at the residence of the embassy’s Public Affairs Officer Marissa Scott. It was a fun evening and an occasion for the 2014  Fellows to share words of wisdom with ...
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Young Nigeriens Learn Film Making to Counter Violent Extremism

On March 30, the US Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) hosted a closing ceremony for a week-long training for young Nigerien film makers that took place at the American Cultural Center. The Public Affairs Officer, Marissa Scott, and the Minister of Culture, Arts, and Entertainment, Ousmane Abdou, delivered remarks congratulating the participants on their efforts ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Launch of NigerPharma App (March 25, 2015)

On March 25, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section hosted the official launch of NigerPharma App at the American Cultural Center. The application, designed by Nigerien engineer/entrepreneur Ibrahim Seini Djermakoye, works on android mobile phones. It makes it easier on people to find a pharmacy that is open and has the medicine they need, especially ...
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IRC Book Holds Discussion on “The Color Purple” (March 24, 2015)

On March 24, the U.S. Embassy’s Information Resource Center (IRC) held a discussion in commemoration of Women’s History Month about the female characters in The Color Purple,written by American author Alice Walker.  The book depicts the life and challenges of women in the United States and discusses themes related to their empowerment.  The Public Affairs ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Change in Embassy School Policy (March 19, 2015)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that, due to ongoing security concerns, schools attended by children of official U.S. citizens now require the presence of armed guards. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Niger to exercise caution, maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to increase security awareness, and pay attention to ...
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Prime Minister Visits USAID Garden Project Site (March 15, 2015)

Prime Minister Brigi Rafini visited a USAID-sponsored “oasis garden” in the Filingue Department in southwestern Niger on 15 March. Managed by the Al Barkat Women’s Group in Iguefan Village, this 1.2-hectare oasis garden is designed to help the community meet nutritional needs while adapting to climate change. With the help of a solar-powered irrigation system, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder to Increase Vigilance

The U.S. Embassy in Niger reminds U.S. citizens of the ongoing attack and kidnapping threat posed by terrorist groups in the Sahel against Westerners. U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. Whenever possible, the Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens reduce their exposure to places ...
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International Women’s Day

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Nigerien Girls “Get Into Rugby”

On March 8, Ambassador Eunice Reddick attended the “Get into Rugby” event organized by the Nigerien Rugby Federation and 2014 YALI Alumnus Alio Karim Ali in honor of International Women’s Day.  150 girls from Niamey and surrounding cities were invited to spend the morning at the National Stadium learning about the sport from members of ...
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American Civilization Fair

With support from the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section, English Language Fellow (ELF), April Smith, organized on March 7 an American Civilization Fair at Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey.  Students in the American Civilization Course were asked to prepare a project related to the course and present  it to the public and judges.  Judges included Deputy ...
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Women Journalists trained on Media Technology (February 18, 2015)

On February 18, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section hosted a workshop for female Nigerien journalists focusing on “Media Approaches to Social Issues.”  The trainer, Kim Selden, is the founder and CEO of Global Media Project (a New York-based communications consulting firm). This workshop built on a previous workshop led by Ms. Selden in March ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. Citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Niamey from Round Point Sixieme to the National Assembly, starting at approximately 0900. They will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against Boko Haram. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should ...
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IRC Hosts Black History Month Discussion ( February 17, 2015)

On February 17, the Information Resource Center of the American Cultural Center hosted a discussion on “The Contribution of African-Americans to World Culture” in celebration of Black History Month.  The discussion moderator, Dr. Amadou Seibou Adamou (a lecturer at the University of Abdou Moumouni Dioffo of Niamey), highlighted some major inventions and contributions made by ...
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Launch of YALI Outreach Caravan (January 10, 2015)

On February 10, the American Cultural Center hosted the launch of the YALI Outreach Caravan. The 2014 Mandela Washington Fellows and alumni from the earlier version of the YALI program will perform outreach in all eight regions of Niger. Following a month of trips and workshops, the alumni will organize a town hall in Niamey ...
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Remain Vigilant

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Press Release for YAWWA Launch

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT For Immediate Release Niamey, Niger January 23, 2015 PRESS RELEASE USAID Launches Program to Engage Social Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Niger   Niamey, Niger, 23 January 2015 – Today, the United States Government, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the launch of “YAWWA,” a 3-year, $1.9 ...
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Emergency Message: Protests in Niamey: Avoid protests and seek shelter in safe location

This message is to inform U.S. Citizens that reports indicate students in Niamey are currently leaving school campuses with the intent to protest. Demonstrations are likely, and the Embassy has instructed its personnel to seek shelter at a safe location and wait there until protests end. Reports indicate Airtel and Orange have suspended SMS (Texting) ...
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A/S Linda Thomas-Greenfield visits Niger

On January 21, U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, held a press conference at the American Cultural Center following her brief visit to Niger to attend a security summit on Nigeria and Boko Haram.  She answered questions about the support that the U.S. government is offering to the Nigerian government and its neighbors, ...
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Security Message: Protest Update

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger Security Message: Protest Update January 20, 2015 This security message is to update U.S. citizens in Niger.  There are currently no reports of protests and U.S. Embassy personnel have been given permission to resume normal travel within Niamey.  However, the Embassy urges U.S. citizens to be vigilant as demonstrations are common ...
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Regarding violence that occurred in Niger on January 16 and 17, 2015

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                                                                                   January 20, 2015 STATEMENT BY JEN PSAKI, SPOKESPERSON U.S. Condemns Violence in Niger  The United States strongly condemns the violence that occurred in Niger on January 16 and 17 during protests against the depiction of the Prophet Mohamed in the French journal Charlie ...
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Security Message: Update on Protests in Niger: Churches and homes attacked in multiple cities

This message is to update U.S. citizens on protests taking place throughout Niger against the latest cover of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and President Issoufou’s participation in the march in Paris.  Recent attacks have targeted churches, bars and presidential-party buildings.  The Embassy is telling its staff to go home and stay there until further ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 10

U.S. Embassy Niamey informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place from La Place Toumo to La Place de La Concertation on January 10 from approximately 10:00am to noon.  The opposition coalition FPR will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against arbitrary arrests, the recently foiled attempted coup plot, and the ...
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The American Embassy Celebrates IEW (November 17-21, 2014)

To mark the International Education Week (November 17-21), the American Cultural Center hosted various speakers to talk about issues of interest to English language teachers, educators, high school students, members of English Language Clubs, and members of the public. The main topics discussed were: Studying in the U.S.; Funding your Studies; Learning English Skills for ...
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Global Resilience Partnership Seeks Collaborative Grant Applications From Across the Sahel by 30 November 2014

Global Resilience Partnership Seeks Collaborative Grant Applications From Across the Sahel by 30 November 2014 For Immediate Release UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT November 7, 2014 Dakar, Senegal – The Global Resilience Challenge is seeking diverse, cross-sector teams to assemble and submit proposals that demonstrate a locally-driven understanding of the barriers to building resilience ...
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Ambassador Hosts YALI Fellows (October 23, 2014)

Last Thursday, the U.S. Ambassador to Niger Eunice Reddick hosted a reception at her residence in honor of the 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellows. This was an opportunity for the Fellows to network with other Nigerien youth leaders and stakeholders, to share their experiences about the program, and to raise awareness ...
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The U.S. Government’s Response to Ebola at Home and Abroad

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2014 FACT SHEET: The U.S. Government’s Response to Ebola at Home and Abroad At the President’s direction, the U.S. Government is coordinating and operationalizing a comprehensive strategy to respond to the threat of Ebola here at home, enhance our broader domestic preparedness, ...
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Embassy Celebrates International Day of the Girl

In honor of the International Day of the Girl on October 11, Ambassador Eunice Reddick hosted an event at her home for six young Nigerien women who had participated in the Women2Women leadership program in the U.S.  Ambassador Reddick and the girls discussed the importance of girls’ access to education.  Did you know that only ...
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Arrival of New U.S. Ambassador

The U.S. Embassy is very pleased to announce the arrival of the new U.S. Ambassador to Niger Eunice Reddick! Upon her arrival to Niger this week, Ambassador Reddick expressed her eagerness to be here and readiness to start work!  In addition to the many issues that require the Ambassador’s attention at the bilateral relationship level, she ...
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Women2Women Program Returnees Press Conference

On September 8, the U.S. Embassy held a press conference for the returning 3 Nigerien young women who participated in theWomen2Women America 2014 conference in the U.S. at the Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts. The August 7-16 W2W conference, which focused on building leadership capacity for young women from various countries around the world, had ...
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Regarding the President of the Nigerien National Assembly

United States Embassy Niamey September 3, 2014 COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE    Affaire Président de L’Assemblée Nationale du Niger “Les Etats-Unis d’Amérique n’ont joué aucun rôle dans le départ du Président de l’Assemblée Nationale du Niger. Toutes rumeurs contraires sont sans fondement.”   *****************************************************************   Regarding the President of the Nigerien National Assembly “The United States ...
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Regarding American Drones in Agadez

United States Embassy Niamey September 3, 2014 COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Regarding American Drones in Agadez Niger is a strong and reliable counterterrorism partner.  Its central Sahel location means Niger’s stability affects its neighbors in the region including the Maghreb, Nigeria, Chad and Mali. At the request of, and in close coordination with, the Government of ...
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Grants Signing Ceremony between the US Embassy and 15 NGOs

On Wednesday, the U.S. Embassy’s Political Section held a grants signing ceremony at the American Cultural Center. 15 Non-governmental organizations (14 local and one international ) received from the embassy close to 400 billion CFA (800,000 US $) in project funds to help in the fight against poverty and support the vulnerable populations in Niger. ...
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Mandela Washington Fellows Press Conference

The US Embassy in Niamey hosted the returning Mandela Washington YALI Fellows for a press conference yesterday at the American Cultural Center. Representatives from various media outlets had the opportunity to ask the young African leaders questions about their experience while on the Fellowship program in the U.S. and about what they hope to do ...
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USAID celebrates the historic progress in the global fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases

USAID celebrates the historic progress in the global fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).     One Billion Treatments Delivered to 465 million among the World’s Poorest.   Niamey August 13, 2014 – The United States Government, acting through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that its program to fight against neglected tropical diseases ...
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YALI Presidential Town Hall Viewing Party

On 30 July, the Embassy organized a viewing party for  President Obama’s town hall meeting with the 500 Mandela Washington YALI Fellows, including six Nigeriens. Participants watched a French version of the town hall. A highlight of this event, which was held at the American Cultural Center, was a short video filmed on the day ...
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Nigerien Youth Enjoy Suhoor at ACC

In July, the U.S. Embassy in Niger, in partnership with NGO Potential Terre, hosted its annual Suhoorevent for Nigerien youth at the American Cultural Center. The discussed topic was “Discipline:  Pilot of Change and Development.”   This year, about 170 attendees including 50 women were able to participate, making the event standing room only for the ...
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Reaching Out to Nigeriens during Ramadan

As part of its Ramadan outreach, the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section produced a 3-minute video featuring American embassy staff wishing “happy Ramadan” in the nine local languages spoken in Niger (Zarma, Hausa, French, Arabic, Gurmentchema, Tamasheq, Peuhl, Toubou, and Kanuri). American officers from sections across the embassy participated, including the Charge d’ Affaires, and concluded ...
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USAID and DANIDA Sign an Agreement

On June 26, USAID and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), in Niamey held a ceremony/press conference at the American Cultural Center for signing a Memorandum of Understanding in which DANIDA will co-fund an extension of USAID’s “ Increasing Transparency and Accountability in the Management of Natural Resources in Niger” project.  The Senegal-based Regional USAID ...
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English Language Club Cultural Evening

On June 21st the English Language Club of Niamey (ELCN) celebrated its 24th anniversary with a cultural evening held at the U.S. Embassy’s American Cultural Center in Niamey. The Chargé d’ Affaires Richard Bell and Public Affairs Officer Marissa Scott attended this special occasion and delivered remarks to more than 100 members and guests.  The ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry on “Commitment to Africa” Policy Speech

Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry For Immediate Release May 3, 2014  Remarks Secretary of State John Kerry “Commitment to Africa” Policy Speech  May 3, 2014 Gullele Botanic Park Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   SECRETARY KERRY:  Hallelujah, thank you very much for a spectacular introduction.  Thank you for even getting out of the city and ...
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USAID Launches Regional Family Planning Project

USAID LAUNCHES REGIONAL FAMILY PLANNING PROJECT: AGIR POUR LA PLANIFICATION FAMILIALE January 21, 2014, Niamey, Niger: The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched Agir pour la Planification Familiale (AgirPF), a five-year regional family planning project to be implemented in five countries: Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, and ...
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New Visa requirement for U.S. Citizens traveling to Côte d’Ivoire

The Government of Côte d’Ivoire has advised the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan that effective February 15, 2009, American passport holders will be required to obtain an Ivorian visa for entry into Côte d’Ivoire.  The U.S. Embassy expects to receive soon detailed information about the new visa procedures that will be published and distributed.  Until then, ...
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Entry & Exit Requirements to Niger

A passport, visa, and proof of yellow fever inoculation are required. Travelers from the United States must obtain a visa before arriving in Niger. The Government of Niger issued a notice that persons who fail to obtain a visa before arrival in Niger will be denied entry to Niger. Travelers should obtain the latest information ...
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