Archive for the ‘Niger’ Category

Niger, Benin: Oil Pipeline Begins Operations

Via Stratfor’s Rane Worldview, a report on Niger, Benin’s operationalization of a new pipeline: What Happened: Nigerien oil arrived at the Beninese oil terminal of Seme using the Niger-Benin pipeline on April 21, Africanews reported on April 24.  Why It Matters: The Niger-Benin pipeline’s entry into service will enable Niger to begin exporting up to 90,000 barrels […]

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How the United States Lost Niger

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, commentary on how growing Russian, Chinese, and Iranian influence in the Sahel is testing Washington’s clout in an increasingly strategic continent: When senior U.S. officials descended on Niger’s capital city, Niamey, recently, they had little idea that the sands of the Sahara were shifting under their feet. The trip—the highest-level visit […]

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The African Resurgence: From Conflict to Stability

Via The Geopolitics, an article on the growing economic resurgence of Africa: Clearly, the horses have changed. There is a whole new breed of countries surging forward with stellar economic growth patterns; geographically, while there are some countries that have more or less retained their positions through the years, the spotlight has shifted from the […]

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Niger, Morocco: Prime Ministers Meet Amid Plans To Diversify Port Access

Courtesy of Rane’s Worldview (subscription required), a report that Niger and Morocco are working to advance plans to help western Sahelian countries diversity their maritime access through Morocco’s ports: What Happened: Nigerien Prime Minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine met with Moroccan Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch as part of a two-day trip to Morocco, Radio France Internationale […]

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Can Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso Maintain Growth Outside ECOWAS?

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at whether Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso can maintain growth outside ECOWAS: The three countries shaken by coups have economies with growth prospects above the regional average as they close the door on the regional bloc. On 28 January, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger jointly announced their withdrawal […]

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Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline: What it Means for West Africa

Courtesy of Energy, Capital, and Power, a report on the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline and what it means for nations such as Nigeria, Algeria, and Niger: The aim of the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline – set to run from Nigeria’s resource-rich fields in the Warri region through Niger and to the town of Hassi R’Mel in Algeria […]

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