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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Niger

Location:  Niamey, Niger Event:  There are reports of possible protests throughout the city of Niamey over the next several days as a consequence of the announcement of a permissible candidates’ list for the upcoming presidential election.  Also, there may be a corresponding increase in police presence and traffic delays on major roads in Niamey.  Please ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of routine U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services

Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of routine U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services (November 13, 2020) The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Niamey has resumed routine processing of U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, as well as offer notarial services on Mondays and Thursdays.  All service requests are by appointment only. For information on passport applications, please visit:  https://ne.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/ For information on notarial services, please visit: https://ne.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/notaries-public/ For information on CRBA applications, please visit: https://ne.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/ Please note if you have a confirmed ...
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U.S. Embassy Niamey Statement on the Rescue of an American Citizen from Nigeria

November 9, 2020 The United States government successfully rescued an American citizen from Nigeria early in the morning of October 31, 2020.  The American had been abducted by a group of armed men in Massalata, Tahoua Region, Niger. U.S. Embassy Niamey thanks all the security forces involved with the investigation and the rescue operation.  The ...
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Statement From the President On Last Night’s Hostage Rescue

Last night, at my direction, the United States military conducted a successful operation to rescue an American hostage in Nigeria, kidnapped just 96 hours earlier. United States Special Forces executed a daring nighttime operation to rescue their fellow American with exceptional skill, precision, and bravery. No United States Service Members were harmed. The former hostage ...
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Statement by Jonathan Hoffman, Chief Pentagon Spokesman, on Hostage Rescue Operation in Northern Nigeria

Statement by Jonathan Hoffman, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs: “U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men. This American citizen is safe and is now in the care of ...
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