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Boureima Balima

New Niger president Bazoum says he will improve education, security

Apr 02 2021

NIAMEY Mohamed Bazoum said he would make education and security a priority as he took over as president of Niger on Friday, inheriting a state racked by political tension and an Islamist insurgency that has killed more than 300 people this year.

Niger says it foils coup attempt days before presidential transition

Mar 31 2021

NIAMEY A military unit tried to seize the presidential palace in Niger's capital Niamey overnight in an attempted coup but order has been restored, the government said on Wednesday, days before the country's first democratic handover of power. | Video

Niger says it foils coup attempt days before presidential transition

Mar 31 2021

NIAMEY (Reuters) -A military unit tried to seize the presidential palace in Niger's capital Niamey overnight in an attempted coup but order has been restored, the government said on Wednesday, days before the country's first democratic handover of power. | Video

Niger ruling party's Bazoum declared winner of presidential election

Feb 23 2021

NIAMEY Ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum was declared the winner of Niger's presidential election on Tuesday while his opponent alleged fraud and opposition supporters burned tyres in the streets. | Video

Seven poll workers killed by landmine as Niger votes in presidential runoff

Feb 21 2021

NIAMEY Seven poll workers were killed during Niger's presidential vote on Sunday when their vehicle struck a landmine, an election official said, marring a day meant to usher in the country's first democratic transition of power.

Continuity vs. change as Niger votes in presidential run-off

Feb 18 2021

NIAMEY The ruling party's candidate in Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, will enter Sunday's presidential run-off vote as the heavy favourite to succeed outgoing Mahamadou Issoufou, whose policies to combat Islamist violence and widespread poverty he has vowed to continue.

Niger votes in search of first democratic transition

Dec 27 2020

NIAMEY Niger began counting the votes on Sunday from an election that is expected to lead to the West African nation's first transfer of power between two democratically elected presidents. | Video

Insider Bazoum emerges as likely winner in Niger's first democratic transfer of power

Dec 23 2020

NIAMEY In a year marked by setbacks for West African democracy, Niger is poised to hold an election on Sunday that will lead to the country's first transition of power between two freely elected presidents.

Gunmen kidnap American citizen in southern Niger

Oct 27 2020

NIAMEY Six gunmen on motorbikes with AK-47 assault rifles kidnapped an American man from his home on the edge of a rural village in southern Niger in the early hours of Tuesday, multiple sources said.

Severe floods hit 760,000 people in West and Central Africa

Sep 10 2020

NIAMEY Nigerien student Hachimou Abdou has had to catch a boat to classes since river water swamped his route to university in the capital Niamey - one of about 760,000 people hit by severe flooding in recent weeks in parts of West and Central Africa.

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