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Stories about Niger

Nigerien man stranded at Ethiopian airport for months

"I slept on the chairs, sometimes I slept in the mosque, I didn’t take shower for two months because [the] airport [has] no place for a shower."

As Italy and Egypt Strengthen Diplomatic Ties, Will Giulio Regeni’s Murder Case See Justice?

Did Italy give up on the quest for Giulio Regeni's killers so Egypt would help Italy block migration to Europe?

A Young Engineer From Niger Is Taking on Industrial Air Pollution With His Invention

The T-shaped device captures the CO2-containing heavy substances from the fumes via an affinity-based chemical assay that binds CO2 particles.

The African Community Reacts to Emmanuel Macron's Comments on Birth Rates in Africa

"Here is the question that we must ask: is it up to a non-African president to tell our women how many children they should have?"

Where to Find the Best African Food in Paris, According to the African Diaspora

Global Voices reviews of the best African restaurants in the Paris region, tried and tested by natives, as well as those discovering African food for the first time.

Do You Know Kilishi? Feast Your Eyes on this Sahelian Culinary Delight from Niger!

Discover an underrated but extremely tasty traditional dish from Niger.

In Niger and Worldwide, a Legendary Surgeon and Humanitarian Is Mourned

Jean-Marie Servant, a specialist in reconstructive plastic surgery, a celebrated humanitarian, and a “giant among men,” has died. On social media, his friends are remembering his compassion and genius.

Social Media's impact on the 2016 general election in Niger

Le premier tour des élections générales nigériennes de 2016 s'est déroulé le dimanche 21 février 2016. Le second tour aura lieu le 20 mars, afin d'élire le président et les...

Mapping for Niger, as Told by One of the Project's Volunteers

The project faces limited logistical, financial, and human resources as well as a general ignorance of Open Data, making each activity realized a feat of volunteer passion and activism.

How Boko Haram Is Changing International Politics in Western and Central Africa

Boko Haram has revved up its attacks against many African nations in the past several weeks. Here is a recap of the conflict in the region so far this year.

After Citizen Uprising in Burkina Faso and Burundi, Are Niger and Togo Next?

20,000 Nigeriens took to the streets in Niamey, Niger on June, 6. There are multiple causes for the protests: endemic poverty, mediocre governance and restricted free speech are among the...

Looking Beyond Boko Haram: Rediscovering the Ténéré Desert in Niger

Niger is at war with Boko Haram. Let's not forget, though, that Niger is also home to many projects and is a land full of natural beauty and poetry.

Niger Youth Defiant Following Boko Haram Attack in Bosso and Bombing in Diffa

For the first time, Boko Haram conducted an assault on Niger's territory and the youth of Niger will not stand for it. Boko Haram assaulted Bosso and Diffa, two towns...

Another Celebrity Wants to Help Africa, And He's No ‘Band Aid’

When it comes to helping Africa, there is Bob Geldof's approach with "Band Aid," and then there is Akon's.

AQIM Losing Ground to Dāʻish in the Sahel Region

While the Islamist group Boko Haram threatens to  extend its caliphate in the north -east part of Nigeria, major developments are taking place in the Sahel with respect to the security...

12 Deaths and 27,000 Displaced Nigeriens Because of Floods

Heavy rains and flooding in Niger have killed 12 people and left thousands without homes. Rivers in Niamey and the extended regions have risen and destroyed thousands of houses. In the region,...

The Story of Famine Refugees from Niger in Eastern Algeria

In the past few weeks, hundreds of Sub-Saharan immigrants from Mali or Niger have migrated to Algerian cities by the Eastern border. Liberté Algérie narrates the stories of those who made...

A 80 Year-long Wait: Niger Gets its First Train Station

On April 7, Niger inaugurated in the capital Niamey its first train station ever [fr]. The authorities already projected the construction of the train station 80 years ago but the project...

3 Initiatives Working to Make Niger a Better Place

Positive stories from Niger are a few and far between these days, thanks to economic hardship combined with threats of terrorism. Three projects are trying to change that.

Nelson Mandela's Death: ‘Left Us in Body, But His Spirit Is Eternal’

"Mandela was about politics and he was about race and he was about freedom and he was even about force, and he did what he felt he had to do"

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