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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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YALI Pre-Departure Orientation

YALI Pre-Departure Orientation   The Charge d’Affaires congratulated and welcomed the 2016 Nigerien MWF YALI participants at a pre-departure orientation held at the American Cultural Center on June 10. One of the 2012 Young African Leaders IVLP-style program alumni attended the PDO and encouraged the fellows to give their best and make the most out ...
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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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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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“ON EST ENSEMBLE” (WE ARE TOGETHER)

“ON EST ENSEMBLE” (WE ARE TOGETHER)   The USAID Peace Through Development II (PDev II) Program seeks to empower youth through civic education, leadership training to increase participation in local decision-making, capacity building for youth associations, vocational and entrepreneurial skills training, and expanding livelihoods.  Between 2011 and 2015, PDev II has trained about 2,100 youth in leadership, participatory ...
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U.S. Embassy Capacity-Building Workshop Prepares Radio Journalists for Elections

From January 25-27 the U.S. Embassy hosted a three-day capacity-building workshop for Nigerien radio journalists reporting in local languages.  The workshop, which was organized in conjunction with the State Department’s Africa Regional Service (ARS) and Nigerien umbrella organization La Maison de la Presse focused on reporting skills and the upcoming elections.  The course was led ...
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TechCamp Niamey

The U.S. Embassy in Niamey, in partnership with Niger’s Conseil National de la Jeunesse (National Youth Council, CNJ), and the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), hosted “TechCampNiamey: Voix pour la Paix” January 20-21.  The two-day program focused on the challenges of countering violent extremism.  Seventy youth and religious leaders from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, ...
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