Niger
  • Niger, Benin to interconnect their customs systems
    21 january 2019 21:51:20
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger and Benin customs departments are to launch the electronic customs interconnection between the two countries, Niger's Director General of Customs, Colonel Amadou Petito Oumarou, announced on Monday. Full text...
  • Rwandan referee Ishimwe selected for U-20 AFCON in Niger
    21 january 2019 13:07:31
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan referee Jean Claude Ishimwe (29) is among 24 officials selected to oversee the U-20 African Cup of Nations (CAN) matches to played in Niger from 2-17 February, PANA learned from sports sources in Kigali. Full text...
  • Niger launches Tahoua-Sanam road project
    18 january 2019 20:16:33
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger's President Issoufou Mahamadou, on Friday launched the 140 km-long Tahoua-Sanam road, financed by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for 29 billion CFA francs.Full text...
  • President of Italian Council calls on Nigerien head of state
    16 january 2019 09:57:13
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The president of the Italian council, Giuseppe Conte, on his first official visit to Niamey, met on Tuesday evening, with the Nigerien president, Mahamadou Issoufou. Full text...
  • ICRC President arrives in Niger
    15 january 2019 21:06:12
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, has arrived in Niger for a visit during which he will have several meetings with the Nigerien authorities and undertake field visits. Full text...
  • Italian Prime Minister to visit Niger and Chad
    15 january 2019 12:07:36
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte begins a two-nation African tour on Tuesday that will take him to Niger and Chad, his first visit to these countries, according to a diplomatic source in Rome. Full text...
  • Niger grants gold exploration permit to Planet Mining
    14 january 2019 18:00:18
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Niger government has granted a gold exploration licence in the northern Agadez region to a local company, Planet Mining SARL, according to an official statement released on Monday.Full text...
  • Niger adopts national oil policy
    12 january 2019 17:36:48
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Eight years after Niger began producing oil, the government on Friday adopted a National Oil Policy highlighting the strategic nature of the commodity, an official statement said on Saturday.Full text...
  • Niger gets national investment action plan for jobs
    12 january 2019 16:57:34
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The Nigerien government has adopted, at its weekly Council of Ministers meeting, a national investment action plan to create jobs in the health, social and economic growth sectors, an official statement issued on Saturday said. Full text...
  • 164 illegal migrants repatriated from Libya to Niger
    10 january 2019 19:06:30
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A total of 164 Nigerien irregular migrants have been repatriated from Libya to Niger from Misrata airport, about 220 km east of Tripoli, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday, indicating that the voluntary return programme for trapped migrants in Libya continues in coordination with the Libyan authorities. Full text...
  • Nigerien daily 'Le Sahel' pays tribute to army for victory over Boko Haram
    07 january 2019 19:32:17
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The last operation conducted last week by the Nigerien Armed Forces (FAN) to neutralise the Boko Haram terrorists in Komadougou and the Lake Chad basin was a great success, Nigerien daily 'Le Sahel' said on Monday.Full text...
  • Nigerien cement factory turns out first ton
    03 january 2019 16:46:31
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Niger's own cement plant has just turned out its first ton of cement, the country's Minister of Industry, Malam Zaneidou Amirou, told journalists on Thursday. Full text...
  • More than 200 Boko Haram terrorists killed by Niger defence forces
    03 january 2019 09:48:10
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - More than 200 Boko Haram fighters have been killed following air strikes while 87 others have been captured by ground troops in an operation against the terrorist organisation, according to a statement from the Niger defence ministry issued on Wednesday. Full text...
  • President Issoufou lauds Niger's economic progress
    01 january 2019 13:00:46
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Nigerien president Mahamadou Issoufou on Monday expressed satisfaction with the economic progress made by his country that saw a 5.2% growth in 2018, which is over the 3% average for ECOWAS countries and 3.7% for world economies. Full text...
  • Fertility rate declines in Niger
    01 january 2019 11:40:10
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Fertility rate is declining in Niger, going down from 7.6 children to 6 children per woman, Nigerien president Mahamadou Issoufou said during his New Year's address to the nation on Monday evening. Full text...
  • Niger Parliament urges development partners to honour commitments to G5 Sahel
    23 december 2018 18:20:30
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The Speaker of the Niger Parliament, Ousseini Tinni, on Sunday urged development partners to honour their commitments to support G5 Sahel countries.Full text...
  • Niger to set up 20 MW solar plant for power supply in Niamey
    21 december 2018 14:33:32
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger's Council of Ministers on Friday approved a credit agreement worth 23.5 million Euros with the French Development Agency (AFD) for funding a 20 MW solar PV plant to be built on Gorou Banda plateau in Niamey. Full text...
  • Niger gov't renews state of emergency in Tillabéri Region
    21 december 2018 13:33:53
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Niger government on Friday renewed the state of emergency in the departments of Tillabéri and Gothèye in the west of the country which were recently targets of organised attacks. Full text...
  • ECOWAS single currency: 'One of the biggest issues'
    21 december 2018 13:03:25
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The accomplishment of a single currency for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is one of the biggest issues for Heads of State of member countries for a real affirmation of regional integration, reports the Niger pro-government news weekly Sahel Dimanche. Full text...
  • President Issoufou says ratification of the ACFTA treaty progressing
    18 december 2018 14:17:23
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The adoption and ratification of the treaty establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) by African states is progressively evolving, Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Tuesday when his country celebrated the 60th anniversary of independence.Full text...
  • Measles cases in Niger slump from 60,000 in 2004 to less than 1,500
    18 december 2018 12:33:38
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Cases of measles in Niger have slumped from 60,000 in 2004 to less than 1,500 today, Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Monday in a message to the nation on the occasion of the National Day of Niger. Full text...
  • Niger vows to continue fight against terrorism, organised crime
    18 december 2018 12:06:28
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The president of Niger, Issoufou Mahamadou, on Monday renewed the country's commitment to the fight against terrorism and organised crime on all fronts. Full text...
  • 2019 U-20 AFCON: Tough draw for regional rivals as host Niger draw neighbours Nigeria
    14 december 2018 04:33:36
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The draw for the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Niger 2019, held on Thursday night in Niamey was marked by four West African teams finding themselves in the same group. Full text...
  • Nigerien MPs want gov't to end terrorist attacks, abductions
    13 december 2018 11:46:49
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The Nigerien Parliament on Thursday urged the government to make all efforts to end terrorist attacks and abductions of peaceful citizens in the region of Diffa, far-east of the country, on the border with Nigeria. Full text...
  • 2019 CAF U-20 AFCON: CAF organises draw on Thursday
    13 december 2018 05:40:07
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The draw for the 21st edition of the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Niger 2019, will take place on Thursday at the Centre Technique de La Fenifoot, Niamey, the Nigerien capital. Full text...
  • Niamey hosts maiden edition of African Science Week
    12 december 2018 13:55:05
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The first edition of the African Science Week, aimed at discovering the world of science, research and technology, through scientific days coordinated throughout Africa, was launched on Wednesday in Niamey, the capital of Niger, by Yahouza Sadissou, the Nigerien Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. Full text...
  • 'Niger city recording 30 new HIV infections monthly in some groups'
    11 december 2018 11:39:59
    Maradi, Niger (PANA) - There are 30 new HIV infections per month in some groups particularly sex workers and homosexuals in Maradi, Niger's economic capital, says the regional coordinator of the intersectoral unit for the fight against HIV/AIDS in the region, Dr. Ali Soumana.Full text...
  • IMF Board nods approval to Niger's economic performance
    11 december 2018 07:57:48
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Niger’s satisfactory economic performance in the first half of 2018 under the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF)-supported programme has qualified the country for increased access to IMF resources from 75 percent to 90 percent of quota. Full text...
  • Second edition of Niger's Cycling Tour begins on Tuesday
    10 december 2018 09:34:31
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The second edition of Niger's Cycling Tour will start on Tuesday in Tahoua where the riders will finish at Zinder, 900km from Niamey on 15 December, three days before this year's national day celebrations in that city.Full text...
  • Nigerien president determined to hand over power in 2021
    08 december 2018 19:09:48
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger's President, Mahamadou Issoufou, has assured his compatriots that he will hand over power in 2021, when his term expires. Full text...
  • Niger launches national nutrition policy
    08 december 2018 14:54:53
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Niger’s national nutritional security policy for the period 2017-2025, launched on Saturday, will contribute to the country’s socio-economic development, by strengthening human capital and reducing mortality rates as well as the cost of healthcare. Full text...
  • Eight giraffes get new abode in Niger
    05 december 2018 16:49:06
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - To safeguard them from the threats of extinction, eight giraffes have been moved to a new habitat, a wildlife reserve in the Gadabedji department, south-central Niger. Full text...
  • Japan donates 2.5 billion CFAF food assistance to Niger
    04 december 2018 18:02:37
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Japan has donated a total of 500 million yen, or about 2.5 billion CFA francs, in food assistance in Niger.Full text...
  • Niger's AS/GNN play Morocco's HUS Tuesday in Niamey
    03 december 2018 18:17:35
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger's National Sport Association (AS / GNN) will take on Hasaniah Union Sportive of Agadir, Morocco, on Tuesday in a return match of the preliminary round of the African Confederation Cup to be played in Niamey. Full text...
  • AfDB releases US$28 million to support economic reforms in Niger
    01 december 2018 14:24:56
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Satisfied with results of the implementation of the first phase of the support programme for reform and economic resilience (PARRE) in Niger, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has granted a new financial aid of US$28 million to the country, a government statement said on Saturday. Full text...
  • Niger commemorates 5th edition of national press freedom day
    30 november 2018 18:33:30
    Niamey Niger (PANA) – Nigerien press on Friday commemorated the 5th edition of the national press freedom day on the theme: ‘Media contribution for the promotion of the culture of peace and good governance’’. Full text...
  • Spread of AIDS has levelled off in Niger, says health minister
    30 november 2018 18:00:25
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The spread of AIDS in Niger has levelled off at around 0.4% with around 43,000 people living with HIV / AIDS, Niger's Minister of Public Health Illiassou Mainassara said Thursday on the occasion of the international pandemic day. Full text...
  • Nigerien authorities close down 2 health centres operated by Marie Stopes
    30 november 2018 09:16:48
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Nigerien health authorities on Thursday closed two health centres in Niamey and Maradi operated by the British charity, Marie Stopes International for "non-authorised activities".Full text...
  • G5 Sahel countries plan joint police force to meet needs of member countries
    27 november 2018 19:26:31
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The G5 Sahel Joint Force Assistance Coordination Conference was held Tuesday in Niamey to highlight the support of technical and financial partners for the operationalization of the joint police force component and respond in a coordinated, effective and inclusive way to the needs expressed by the five G5 Sahel states. Full text...
  • Niger parties unite to press for transparent polls
    26 november 2018 17:42:32
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Two opposition political parties in Niger have formed a coalition in Niamey demanding inclusive and transparent elections, the Nigerien Press Agency (NPA) reported on Monday. Full text...
  • Benin to rehabilitate Cotonou-Niamey highway corridor
    20 november 2018 15:36:19
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin authorities will soon rehabilitate the Beroubouay-Malanville section of the Cotonou-Niamey Corridor, a road linking the Beninese and Nigerien capitals, the Benin Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Niger adopts national policy on nutritional safety
    16 november 2018 17:57:30
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Aiming to improve the nutritional safety of its citizens, the Niger government on Friday adopted a National Policy for Nutritional Security (NPNS 2017-2025) and its multi-sectoral action plan for the 2017-2019 period, said a communique issued after the meeting of the Council of Ministers.Full text...
  • Niger renounces Chinese 480 billion CFA francs credit for development projects
    05 november 2018 17:25:32
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger on Monday repealed the ratification of a financing agreement with EXIM Bank of China to the tune of CFAF 480 billion for various development projects, which was signed in September 2013, according to an official statement released here on Monday.Full text...
  • WB gives provides over US $460 million for electricity in Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria
    04 november 2018 15:21:45
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The World Bank has released US $465.5 million for the improvement of the power interconnection linking Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria, sources at the national representation of the financial institution told PANA. Full text...
  • Germany, Netherlands give Niger Police 10 million Euros
    03 november 2018 14:51:39
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The Netherlands and Germany on Friday released to Niger, through the European Union Civil Action Protection (EUCAP) Sahel Mission in Niger, a 10 million-Euro aid for the country’s national police, within the framework of the fight against organized criminality and illegal migration, official sources told PANA. Full text...
  • G5 Sahel and Sahel Alliance sign partnership protocol
    31 october 2018 11:34:54
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - G5 Sahel group and the Sahel Alliance on Tuesday signed a partnership protocol in Niamey on the collaborative framework and operating modes of implementing their joint projects. Full text...
  • EU gives 58 million Euros to Sahel countries
    31 october 2018 10:53:30
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The European Union (EU) on Tuesday released an extra 58 million Euros for seven Sahel countries to alleviate their humanitarian crisis, food, nutritional and emergency needs.Full text...
  • Niger improves business environment, clears domestic payments arrears - IMF
    31 october 2018 06:32:00
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – A visiting team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed the Nigerien authorities’ continuing efforts to improve the business environment through financial inclusion and clearance of domestic payments arrears. Full text...
  • Four nations meet in Chad to discuss border security
    22 october 2018 16:20:30
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya together with Sudan, Niger and Chad will on 24 Oct. take part in the fourth conference on the strengthening of border security for the four countries, Libyan officials said here Monday. Full text...
  • 'Algeria must stop arbitrary expulsion of West African migrants in desert'
    12 october 2018 06:34:58
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Atrocities suffered by child and adult migrants from West African States “should shock the conscience of humanity” into action, a UN rights investigator said on Thursday, before calling for Algeria to halt the collective expulsion of thousands of foreign nationals to Niger. Full text...

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