Africa > West Africa > Niger > Government

Government in Niger

  • 15 candidates approved for Niger presidential race

    NIGER, 2016/01/12 Niger's constitutional court has approved 15 candidates for next month's presidential election, the interior ministry announced Saturday, inclunding imprisoned opposition figure Hama Amadou. Incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou, elected in 2011, is seeking an extra term and will as well be up against chief opposition leader Seini Oumarou, former president Mahamane Ousmane and ex-planning minister Amadou Boubacar Cisse, part others.
  • Niger's electoral register is good enough to enable the country to go ahead

    NIGER, 2016/01/06 Niger's electoral register is good enough to enable the country to go ahead with an election on Feb. 21 as long as certain changes are made, the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) said in a statement on Monday. The changes include getting rid of around 300 'ghost' polling stations and 25,000 voters who have been counted twice, said the organization. President Mahamadou Issoufou is running for a second term and is favorite to win but critics say he has become increasingly authoritarian and has unleashed a campaign of repression before the polls.
  • Algerian-Niger BBC Meeting - Three-Sub Committees Set Up to Boost Border Cooperation

    NIGER, 2015/08/01 Three sub committees on issues of security of people and property, socio-economic affairs and administrative cooperation have been set up Thursday in Niamey, during the conference of the Algerian-Niger Bilateral Border Committee (BBC). Made up of experts and representatives of different sectors, the subcommittees will assess the implementation of the recommendations of the last session held in Algiers in December 2011, an official of the Ministry of Interior and Local Assemblies, Mohamed Akli Akretche told APS. The conference of the BBC "is of paramount importance" as it allows officials from both nations to meet in order to consolidate decentralized bilateral cooperation to which the highest authorities of both nations attach "great interest," according to the same official.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • UEMOA Council of Ministers meet in Niger

    NIGER, 2013/01/04 The Council of Ministers of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) opened on Friday in Niger’s capital, Niamey, to review the national of the financial situation in the community. Participants will as well make stock of dossiers examined in the previous sessions, particularly the application of the uniform law related to the pending accounts and re-opening of the regional solidarity bank. The Togolese minister of Finance and interim chairman of the council, Mr Otéth Ayassor Adji, in his opening address said this year was marked by uncertain international environment, which affected the sub-region.