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Three new ministers increase Cabinet to 41 members

Niger’s recently re-elected President Mahamadou Issoufou has increased the size of his Cabinet to 41 members. Rissa Ag Boula has been named as a Minister in the office of the […]

President names new Cabinet

Recently re-elected President Mahamadou Issoufou has announced his new Cabinet which has 38 ministers. President Issoufou won the presidential election in the second round runoff on 20th March with 92.49% […]

Cabinet of Niger

Bazoum Mohamed Minister of State, Minister of the Interior, Public Security, Decentralisation and Customary and Religious Affairs Albadé Abouba Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Omar Hamidou Tchiana […]

Mahamadou Issoufou re-elected President of Niger

Niger’s incumbent President Mahamadou Issoufou of the centre-left Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS-TARRAYYA) has won the presidential election second round runoff in controversial circumstances. Ibrahim Boube, the head […]

Presidential 2016

The election took place in two rounds, on 21 February and 20 March 2016. In the first round, results were as follows: Mahamadou Issoufou (Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism) […]

Presidential second round runoff today

Voting takes place today in the second round runoff for the presidential election. There are 5,241,995 eligible voters and they will be voting between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. local […]

Opposition candidate withdraws from second round of Presidential election

Opposition candidate Hama Amadou, who has been running his presidential campaign from prison and who was expected to face incumbent President Mahamadou Issoufou in the second round runoff on 20th […]

Niger Presidential election goes to second round runoff

Niger’s electoral commission announced yesterday that the presidential election will go to a second round after President Mahamadou Issoufou failed to win more than 50% of the vote in the […]

Parliamentary 2016

An election to the National Assembly took place on 21 February 2016. Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (Parti Nigerien pour la Democratie et le Socialisme, PNDS-Tarayya) 75 Nigerien Democratic […]

General election today

Around 1.5 of the 7.5 million voters in today’s general election in Niger will be “voting by testimony” as approved by the Constitutional Court of Niger even though this increases […]

President Hollande announces new French forces in Africa

Following a three day visit of West African countries, President François Hollande has announced a new French military force will be deployed under the codename Operation Barkhane in order to […]

Rally against president gains momentum

Reuters and a number of other international media channels report that a mass rally took place yesterday against President Mahamadou Issoufou and his government. The rally, which took place in […]

President Mahamadou Issoufou enlarges Cabinet to 37 Ministers

President Mahamadou Issoufou has carried out a comprehensive Cabinet reshuffle in which he has appointed members of the opposition and created a national unity government. The president retained Prime Minister […]

AfDB approves 13 million euros support for SMEs

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a €13 million line of credit to support small and medium sized enterprises in Niger. The full press release as published on the […]

Issoufou sworn in

Mahamadou Issoufou the victor in the 12th March presidential election was sworn in on Friday 8th April, ending 14 months of military rule. Issoufou took 58% of the vote against […]

Issoufou wins presidential election

The Independent Electoral Commission for Niger has declared Mahamadou Issoufou the winner of the 12th March 2011 presidential election. Mr Issoufou took 58% of the vote with his rival and […]

Presidential 2011

In the second round of elections which took place on 12 March, Mahamadou Issoufou (Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism) received 57.95% of the vote and Seyni Oumarou (National Movement for the […]

Today is polling day

Today is polling day for the second round presidential runoff in Niger.  Voting is between Mahamadou Issoufou who received 36% of the vote in the first round and Seini Oumarou […]

Issoufou favourite to win runoff

Mahamadou Issoufou is now the favourite to win the 12th March runoff for the presidential election in Niger. Issoufou has managed to gain the support of four candidates from the […]