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Dangote signs $450million jumbo sugar production Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Niger State

(L-R) Ag. Group Managing Director, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, Chairman, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Aliko Dangote, Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, Niger State Deputy Governor, Ahmed Muhammad Kesto, at the MoU signing ceremony between Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc and Niger State Government on Sugar Project in Niger State, at Goverment House, Minna, on Wednesday, August 23rd , 2017

On completion, according to the President of the Group Aliko Dangote, the project will generate over 15,000 jobs in the state read more

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CFTA Modalities on Goods and Services Adopted in Niamey

The sixth meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) was held from the 5th to 10th of June 2017, in Niamey, Niger, followed by the third meeting of the Senior Trade Officials (STO) and the African Ministers of Trade (AMOT) from 12th to 14th and 15th to 16th June 2017 respectively. read more

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Mali, Mauritania, and Niger Receives 300,000EUR Humanitarian Donation from Spain

Infrastructural hurdles – especially road accessibility, makes it very difficult to offer aid to some hard to reach communities in Mauritania, Mali, and Niger. United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) under the management of the United Nations World Food Programme has therefore resorted to air transport as an effective means to get to these disadvantaged communities. In support of their work, the Government of Spain has donated 100,000 Euros to each of these nations – Mauritania, Mali, and Niger to aid the transport of very important light weight cargo, including medical supplies, specialized nutrition products, and telecommunications equipment form the countries capital’s to these remote locations. In addition, the funding will assist in frequent transport of humanitarian staff working for UN agencies and their partners, Non-Governmental Organizations, and also officials from donor countries and journalists to get to the vulnerable people in distant and unsafe locations. read more

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IMF Staff Completes Mission to Niger

Niger’s overall macroeconomic performance has remained satisfactory in 2016, despite the security and humanitarian shocks, the unfavorable commodity prices, and the reduction of trade flows to neighboring countries read more

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IMF Executive Board Completes Eighth Review of Niger’s ECF Arrangement and Approves US$17.1 Million Disbursement

On July 11, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the eighth review of Niger’s economic performance under theprogram supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) 1 arrangement. The completion of the review enables an immediate disbursement of SDR12.34 million, (about US$17.1 million), bringing total disbursements under the ECF arrangement to SDR 107.745 million (US$149.7 million). read more

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES)

Revitalisation of the Inter- African Coffee Organisation (IACO): Preparation of the 2017-2022 and Strategy and Institutional Review. read more

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Prospects for Economical Fast Transportation across Africa

A unique transportation technology that can offer fast travel durations at competitive prices is being developed in such countries as South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and China. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) classifies the technology as a boat, except that it resembles an aircraft due to its central fuselage and presence of wings. However, commercial aircraft wings are designed to generate a powerful vacuum effect on the top side at high forward speeds, when the aircraft lifts off into the sky. The aircraft look-alike generates zero vacuum effect on the top side of the wings at any speed. read more

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A Trans-African Inland Waterway and Canal Transportation System

The Nile River has been navigable since the time of the pharaohs some 4,000-years ago, while sections of the Niger, Benue, Congo and Zambezi Rivers have also been navigable. While Cecil John Rhodes sought to build a north – south Cape-to-Cairo railway line, African railway networks remain regional with the own distinctive railway gauge. Paced road networks are to be found in major cities and in certain regions, with a network of unpaved roads offering most of the continent’s long distance connections for the truck transport industry. Trucks carry most of Africa’s long-distance freight. read more

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U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Penny Pritzker Arrives in Lagos, Nigeria to Lead Fact-Finding Mission with President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

During Trip, Secretary Pritzker and Council members will visit Nigeria and Rwanda read more

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Human Rights and Democracy Trends in Africa

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, December 10, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ — Remarks 

Steven Feldstein
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor read more

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Food prices fall in November amid robust global inventories

Food security worsening in areas suffering from civil conflict and adverse weather conditions read more

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IMF Executive Board Completes Reviews of Niger’s ECF Arrangement, Approves US$53.7 Million Disbursement, Increases Access and Extends the Program

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the sixth and seventh reviews of Niger’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF)1 arrangement. The completion of these reviews enables an immediate disbursement of SDR39.005 million, (about US$53.7 million), bringing total disbursements under the ECF arrangement to SDR 95.405 million (US$131.35million). read more

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Dangote Group’s Joseph Makoju, Akon Lighting Africa and the AfDB big winners at West African Power Industry Awards in Lagos

200 top power professionals gathered for 2nd edition of coveted awards read more

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APPEL A PROJETS « PRODUCTION INDEPENDANTE D’ELECTRICITE A PARTIR DE L’ENERGIE SOLAIRE RACCORDEE AU RESEAU »

1. Contexte de l’Appel à Projets

Dans la perspective de l’accès à l’énergie durable à l’ensemble des huit (08) Etats membres (Bénin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinée Bissau, Mali, Niger, Sénégal et Togo) de l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) d’ici 2030, la Commission de l’UEMOA a mis en place en 2009, l’Initiative régionale pour l’énergie durable (IRED) avec deux objectifs principaux à savoir : read more

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