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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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