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Nigerien Prime Minister Brigi Rafini Signs Condolence Book for President George H.W. Bush

On Friday, December 7, Prime Minister Brigi Rafini of Niger signed the condolence book for President George H.W. Bush.  The Prime Minister was accompanied by a large delegation from his cabinet as well as Deputy Foreign Minister Lamido Housseini Salamatou Bala Goga.  The signing occurred following a brief statement by Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker acknowledging ...
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U.S. Embassy Niamey Funds Journalists’ Workshop in Zinder

A four-day workshop funded through the PD Innovation Fund with the intention of building the capacity of the younger generation of Nigerien journalists opened on Sunday in Zinder, a city located 900 km east of Niamey. The project was jointly implemented by the Association of Professional African Women Communicators – Niger (APAC-Niger)- and the State Institute ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location: Parc W and Western Tillaberi Bordering Burkina Faso Event: Due to recent extremist attacks, U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from personal travel to the area of western Tillaberi next to the border with Burkina Faso.  This includes the border region west of the town of Bolsi in the north to Boumba in the south, ...
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What is Chicago Cool? Ambassador Whitaker explains

At a big-shouldered hat-tip to the Windy City, on November 7, Ambassador Eric Whitaker held an event entitled “Chicago Cool:  An Evening of Art and Diplomacy” at his residence.  The night was filled with art, music, film, performances, and food to celebrate the installation of new artwork based on Chicago and mid-western themes and to ...
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