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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Niamey

Location: Niamey, Niger Event: The U.S. Embassy in Niamey reminds U.S. citizens that extremist groups seek to target locations in Niamey frequented by Westerners. U.S. citizens are advised to be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution when visiting venues such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants, and hotels. Varying your travel routes and times, so as ...
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Importance of Schooling and Education An opinion piece by Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker

Today, parents and children all over Niger are registering for school in preparation for the next school year.  Getting an education through high school is the foundation of what we later become as adults.  According to Impact(ed) International’s Discovery Learning Alliance based in Maryland, USA every $1 invested in education and skills generates $10 of ...
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Modified Mosquitoes May Eliminate Malaria

Each year, 3.4 billion of us are at risk of contracting malaria from an infected mosquito. But that may change. University of California scientists have devised a revolutionary way to fight the mosquito-borne disease, using the insects’ own DNA. How? Researchers Anthony James, Ethan Bier and Valentino Gantz teamed up to edit mosquito genes using a tool known ...
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U.S. Government Supports Local Governance in Niger

Embassy of the United States of America, Niger  Press Release  For immediate release August 11, 2021  U.S. Government Supports Local Governance in Niger NIAMEY, NIGER – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Niger, supports Niger’s priority for good governance by funding a five-year $19 million Resilient Governance ...
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