Niger’s President-elect Bazoum warns of risk of ‘intercommunal conflict’
30 March 2021 | 5:53 pm
Niger's President-elect Mohamed Bazoum granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI in the capital Niamey. Bazoum, who will take office on April 2, called the deadly clashes that followed the announcement of his election win "artificial" and fleeting.
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Training courses for young female entrepreneurs are bringing about a transformation in commerce in Niger with the so-called women's fairs in Niamey. The events are attended by many customers, including foreigners. The fairs offer quality handicraft products and generate sales of about €15,000 over three days.
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The chancellor welcomed President Mohamed Bazoum to Berlin, praising the good things his country was doing while underscoring the difficult challenges it faced — not least the terrorism that dominates the Sahel region.
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Amid growing Islamist violence in the Sahel, Niger's new President Mohamed Bazoum explains how he plans on tackling terrorism in his country.
Officials said the attack by unidentified shooters on motorbikes "targeted civilians" in Banibangou — near the jihadist-plagued tri-border region spanning Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso.
A Dutch court in January ruled that Shell had polluted the Niger Delta and ordered the energy giant to pay compensation. But many are now questioning whether it is enough to put right the misery suffered by the people.
The government of Niger is encouraging thousands of people who have been in exile for years to return home. An estimated 130,000 people have been forced to flee due to attacks by Boko Haram and criminals in Diffa, in southeastern Niger.
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