Niger’s military has received training and logistical support from the United States, France, and Italy for its battles against Islamist insurgents. In 2020 Shell will face unprecedented legal scrutiny over decades of human rights abuses in Nigeria, Amnesty International said today, as the oil giant braces itself for conclusions in a string of European court battles. Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: programme summaries for Africa 2019 to 2020 Published 6 November 2019 Last updated 30 April 2020 — see all updates On 23 June, the UK’s Supreme Court will hear an appeal brought by two Niger Delta communities, Ogale and Bille. 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Read about Nigeria’s ongoing battle with insurgent group Boko Haram and keep track of the latest developments using the Global Conflict Tracker from the Council on Foreign Relations. ... (S/2020/1105) on children and armed conflict in Mali, covering the period from July 2017 to March 2020. Despite the relief from militancy, there is still every-day insecurity within areas of the Niger Delta, where cultism, piracy, corrupt security personnel, and destabilising economic activities are rife. Niger Ex-President Tandja, Toppled After Extending Rule, Dies at 82 By Reuters , Wire Service Content Nov. 24, 2020 By Reuters , Wire Service Content Nov. 24, 2020, at 4:07 p.m. The report published by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) this month says that the countries affected will require life-saving food assistance and investment to… ... (S/2020/1105) on children and armed conflict in Mali, covering the period from July 2017 to March 2020. This weekly update spotlights communal conflict in the Niger Delta with a focus on inter-communal clashes over land disputes in Delta State. The first round of Niger's presidential election is scheduled to take place on December 27, 2020. [NAIROBI] Millions of people across Sub-Saharan Africa could face grave hunger in the first half of 2020 because of armed conflict, political instability and climate change-linked disasters, a report says. You accept the use of cookies or other identifiers by closing or dismissing this notice, clicking a link, button, or by continuing to browse this website. 20 November 2020: Education Cannot Wait re-imagines a better future for every child. In the Sahel, the conflict continues to escalate whilst social and political tensions are rising, forcing more people to flee across the region. Armies of all stripes are trying to regain control, sometimes brutally. The peace and conflict landscape in the Niger Delta remained largely unchanged during the third quarter of 2020. Crisis and Conflict. NIGER Displacement associated with Conflict and Violence . Each is actively embroiled in regional conflict dynamics as well as confronting its own set of internal challenges. Niger Delta Quarterly Conflict Tracker – Q3 2020, Demonstrations in the Niger Delta – October 25-31, 2020, #EndSARS Protests in the Niger Delta | October 11-17, 2020, PIND Foundation pay Courtesy Visit to Abia State Governor, discuss Implementation of 30-Year Plan, Vacancy: Chief Operations Officer at Paradigm Initiative, Vacancy: Deputy Project Director & Technical Assistant at BMI, Vacancy: Program Officer/Senior Program Officer (Institutional Strengthening & Livelihoods) at PPCD, Vacancy: Program Officer in Port Harcourt, Procurement Specialist at The Global Fund, TOR for Hosting, Maintenance, Security, and overall upkeep of three PIND websites and database infrastructures, Request for Proposal for the Engagement of a Media production firm for the NDYEP project. Close to 5 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger will need humanitarian assistance over the course of 2020, up from 4.3 million in 2019. Read full report In the justice sector, Niger has committed in its Plan of Action for 2016-2025 to strengthen the rule of law with regard to protecting and promoting human rights, abolishing the imprisonment of journalists and improving access to education, healthcare and nutrition. September 16th, 2020. In 2020, a … NIGER CHAIRS THE 1533 SANCTIONS COMMITTEE. October 2020 Political tensions rose ahead of Dec general elections, while fewer jihadist attacks were reported. In the southeast, Boko Haram and a splinter group called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) launch attacks. June 12, 2020. Expelled to Niger Without Due Process. News Release. There were no significant changes in the trends and patterns of conflict risk and violence during the period, compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. As terrorist attacks continue unabated in Africa’s Sahel region, the Catholic bishops in Niger and Burkina Faso have warned against the situation “degenerating into inter-communal conflicts.” June 12, 2020. Located at the crossroads of three crises axes (Libya–Mali axis, Liptako–Gourma region, Lake Chad basin), Niger is particularly affected by regional instability. This book, “Resource dependence, violent conflict, and development in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria”, highlights … Asokoro Go and put your skills to work! A dramatic food crisis hits the conflict-affected regions the hardest. ... (PAP) for the ex-agitators of the oil-producing Niger Delta region. The Niger Delta project started in 2008; it was a way to ameliorate the suffering of the people of the Niger Delta region and assist the people and develop the areas. 29 Aug 2020 There followed a military dictatorship headed first by Seyni Kountché (until his death in 1987) and then by Ali Seibou. Niger’s military has received training and logistical support from the United States, France, and Italy for its battles against Islamist insurgents. Niger Delta Quarterly Conflict Tracker – Q3 2020 TOR for Hosting, Maintenance, Security, and overall upkeep of three PIND websites and database infrastructures November 16, 2020 The former head of the military junta who led a transition after a coup in 2010 was also chosen by his party on Sunday, June 28, 2020 to seek the supreme office in Niger. 6 Nov 2020 US forces rescue American kidnapped in Niger Click here to submit an Op-Ed, Niger Wants to Double Size of Army to Fight Jihadists: Minister. Jihadist fighters come into Niger in the west from Mali and Burkina Faso. Paris to withdraw several hundred troops to make way for stronger European presence in conflict-hit region, sources say. Armies of all stripes are trying to regain control, sometimes brutally. In 2020, the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) will strain Niger's economy, owing mainly to increased spending on health and social assistance services for vulnerable households aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19. There were no significant changes in the levels of conflict risk and lethal violence during the period, compared to the second quarter of the year (See page 2). Islamist insurgency in Niger. The Niger Delta Peace and conflict landscape remained largely unchanged during the first quarter of 2020. In 2020 an average of 3,000 people a day have fled. Crisis and Conflict. And the Covid-19 pandemic risks wreaking havoc on the most vulnerable population. Millions of people have been plunged into further vulnerability and 7.9 million are now in need of life-saving aid in 2020 – 800,000 more people than in 2019. The Issoufou administration is also facing pressure from the international community to abolish the death penalty. The Niger Delta Peace and conflict landscape remained largely unchanged during the first quarter of 2020. In late 2019 and early 2020, three jihadist attacks killed 174 people, leaving the country in shock. According to data (see map below), over 65 incidents of election-related violence were reported in Ondo State between January 2016 and July 2020, including more than 25 incidents of electoral violence during the 2016 governorship election in the State. Subscribe and get monthly update on Niger Delta happenings: As one of several PIND initiatives to encourage partnerships in the Niger Delta, NDLink is an information and communications platform aimed at leveraging the power of the internet to unite stakeholders in the region. 25 Jimmy Carter Crescent, He told reporters later that the decision was part of the long-term fight against terrorism and said “arrangements were being made to achieve this objective.”. ; For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Niger, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal. By Ebule Anthony Metsese. 1 comment | 4 shares Estimated reading time: 6 minutes. Elections set for August 2020 are postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic despite opposition protests, and no new date is set. It is not designed as a conflict analysis, but rather it is intended to update stakeholders on patterns and trends in violence. Au Niger, le secteur informel rural représente entre 80 et 90% de l’emploi, caractérisé essentiellement par les métiers de l’agriculture et de l’élevage. Niger - Niger - Independence and conflict: After independence was proclaimed, Diori set up a single-party dictatorship and ruled until he was toppled in a coup in 1974. The Niger Delta is a region that has contributed so much to the nation’s treasury but gets underdevelopment in return. Figure Analysis – GRID 2020 CONTEXT Niger's most significant displacement event n late March and early Aprilof 2019 occurred i when about 18,000 people were displaced as a result of . For example, companies may be put off investing assets in the region if they fear losing them. Renewed, increased and concerted efforts are needed to curb the ongoing violence and to stop it from spreading into neighbouring countries. #ThursdayThoughts #ThisIsUs #Thanksgiving2020 pic.twitter.com/KanF…, RT @ErisJewo @16DaysCampaign @ass_based @P4P_NigerDelta @_NDLink @PINDFoundation Get involved to end VAW/C pic.twitter.com/vkmx…. Niger: 12 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on military base At least 10 other soldiers were also wounded in the attack on the Blabrine military base near the Diffa town in Niger. The Libyan conflict refers to the series of conflicts in Libya, beginning with the Arab Spring protests of 2011, which led to a civil war, foreign military intervention, and the ousting and death of Muammar Gaddafi.The civil war's aftermath and proliferation of armed groups led to violence and instability across the country, which erupted into renewed civil war in 2014. Niger Coronavirus update with statistics and graphs: total and new cases, deaths per day, mortality and recovery rates, current active cases, recoveries, trends and timeline. There was an increase in incidents of conflict risk and a decrease in lethal violence in Q1 2020 (See page 2). (January 2020) Click [show] for important translation instructions. Millions of people have been plunged into further vulnerability and 7.9 million are now in need of life-saving aid in 2020 – 800,000 more people than in 2019. Niger’s military has received training and logistical support from the United States, France, and Italy for its battles against Islamist insurgents. “An army must have at least 50,000 to 100,000 or 150,000 soldiers and we are at only 25,000, which is why the president of the republic has pledged that in the next five years we must increase this figure, we must have at least 50,000 in this army,” he told lawmakers on Saturday. pindfoundation.org/n… pic.twitter.com/gp5T…, RT @phglobalshapers Hey Tweeps, let's join the amazing speakers who will be hosted by @TEDxRSU tomorrow, Nov. 21. by 10am on Facebook for "ENSO - The Beauty of Imperfection", where @phglobalshapers @EbenezarWikina and @Dabota_fubara will both be speaking. [NAIROBI] Millions of people across Sub-Saharan Africa could face grave hunger in the first half of 2020 because of armed conflict, political instability and climate change-linked disasters, a report says. Niger Delta Conflict Tracker -2018 Q1 (18 downloads) Niger Delta Quarterly Conflict Tracker – Q2 2020 (42 downloads) Niger Delta Weekly Conflict Update for September 13-19, 2020 (21 downloads) P4P Qualitative Research Reports on Drivers/Impacts of Conflict in the Niger Delta (2775 downloads) Partners for Peace Terms of Reference (14 downloads) Conflict, security, and stability Instability and insecurity in the Niger Delta result from a lack of development, but also obstruct development progressing. Ahead of general elections planned for 27 Dec, controversy emerged over presidential candidates’ eligibility. This quarterly tracker looks at the trends and patterns of conflict risk factors and incidents of violence, and the related pressures on peace and stability at the regional, state and local levels. In 2020 an average of 3,000 people a day have fled. The Niger Delta peace and conflict landscape remained largely unchanged during the first quarter of 2020. Since the fall of the Libyan regime in 2011, multiple and multifaceted crises in the Sahel region have greatly destabilized the local states and weakened already vulnerable populations. The impoverished country lies in the heart of the Sahel, a region plagued by overlapping jihadist insurgencies that have spilt across borders over the past decade. Underscoring the stakes at play, a majority of African elections in 2020 will be held in countries confronting or emerging from conflict, including Burkina Faso, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Niger, and Somalia. They claim that over several years they have suffered systematic and ongoing oil pollution because of Shell’s operations. As of the end of July 2020… March 29, 2020 AWAGATE FOREST, MALI — For two days, dozens of armored vehicles carrying 180 elite soldiers with the French Foreign Legion lumbered over West Africa’s scrubby savanna … The Diffa region near the Nigerian border hosts roughly 300,000 people who have fled their homes, according to UN figures. RT @NewsWireNGR Police "injured his eyes" and left him blinded, a petitioner at the Delta State Judicial panel, Simon Arigbe newswirengr.com/2020… pic.twitter.com/v0NV…, Last week from Niger Delta Link's Twitter via Twitter for Android, RT @EbenezarWikina After about a decade of watching 100s of TED Talks, interviewing the best TED Speakers in the World - including the Founder of TED, Richard Wurman & my personal gee, Late Sir Ken Robinson - I will be giving my first talk on how I customized my Tertiary Education for 10 yrs pic.twitter.com/Q02L…, About 2 weeks ago from Niger Delta Link's Twitter via Twitter for Android, RT @PINDFoundation This edition of our #NigerDelta Weekly #Conflict Update for 15-21 November, 2020 spotlights gang violence in the Niger Delta with a focus on the resurgence of cult related killings in Edo State. NIGER CHAIRS THE 1533 SANCTIONS COMMITTEE. Understanding the deeper conflict drivers, implications, and mitigating options requires a robust participatory, qualitative analysis of these trends by local stakeholders in affected communities, including women, traditional authorities, political leaders, youths, private sector actors, and others. In 2019, more than 180,000 people were forced to flee their homes, some for a second or third time since the beginning of the crisis, mainly due to increased attacks. Colin Roche, Friends of the Earth Europe This year, Shell is facing a series of European court battles over its business in Nigeria. It is no longer a rumour that the Nigerian government is contemplating a decision to discontinue the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) for the ex-agitators of the oil-producing Niger Delta region. attacks by non-state armed groupsin villages in the G ueskérou and Cherimari Mali is one of the places the tool has predicted will face conflict over water scarcity in 2020. The pandemic will also have an adverse impact on international trade and foreign direct investment channels. While France and the United States have military bases in the country, Germany has a logistics base. For example, companies may be put off investing assets in the region if they fear losing them. Niger’s army, locked in a battle with jihadist groups in several regions, should double in size to “at least 50,000” soldiers in the next five years, Defense Minister Issoufou Katambe has told parliament. For information about our work in Niger:. During this period, the CTFMR verified 1,764 grave violations, affecting 1,092 children (251 girls, 811 boys, 30 of unknown gender). Information for refugees and asylum-seekers in Niger – help.unhcr.org For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld. The current conflict in the Niger Delta first arose in the early 1990s over tensions between foreign oil corporations and a number of the Niger Delta's minority ethnic groups who feel they are being exploited, particularly the Ogoni and the Ijaw.Ethnic and political unrest continued throughout the 1990s despite the return to democracy and the election of the Obasanjo government in 1999. There were no significant changes in the trends and patterns of conflict risk and violence during the period, compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Also in November, senior officials said the United States is seeking a meeting of the Coalition against ISIS early in 2020 to focus on threats in West Africa and the Sahel. Allegations range from complicity in unlawful executions to systemic pollution and environmental damage in the Niger Delta. The Niger Delta project started in 2008; it was a way to ameliorate the suffering of the people of the Niger Delta region and assist the people and develop the areas. #ENSO #TEDx #GlobalShapers pic.twitter.com/9mjN…, RT @kirfoundation Congratulations to all our NDYEP Alumni who graduated from the 3 months NDYEP apprenticeship program on Phone/Computer Repairs & Maintainance at Globalaw Tech Services. The Defense Post aims to publish a wide range of high-quality opinion and analysis from a diverse array of people – do you want to send us yours? We use cookies or similar technologies on our website to analyze our traffic. ✊ Conflict, security, and stability Instability and insecurity in the Niger Delta result from a lack of development, but also obstruct development progressing. The peace and conflict landscape in the Niger Delta remained largely unchanged during the third quarter of 2020. Conflict Erodes Democracy in Niger posted on March 2, 2020 by Brianna Barnes Georgia State University Tagged With: Africa , Democratic Erosion , jihadist , Libya , Mali , Niger , Sahel View a machine-translated version of the French article. Populations, therefore, face increasing food and nutrition insecurity amid weakening governance and conflict management systems… This entry was posted in Africa, Projects and tagged Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso Projects, Mali, Mali Projects, Niger, Niger Projects on October 6, 2020. In late 2019 and early 2020, three jihadist attacks killed 174 people, leaving the country in shock. Niger Delta Conflict Tracker -2018 Q1 (18 downloads) Niger Delta Quarterly Conflict Tracker – Q2 2020 (42 downloads) Niger Delta Weekly Conflict Update for September 13-19, 2020 (21 downloads) P4P Qualitative Research Reports on Drivers/Impacts of Conflict in the Niger Delta (2775 downloads) Partners for Peace Terms of Reference (14 downloads) Further, the economy remains in the doldrums, and … Almost 70,000 people have fled north-west Nigeria to Niger since April 2019, including 30,000 in the last two months. The conflict is impacting an already turbulent region. Niger flooding: At least 45 killed, 226,000 displaced Dozens of mud homes collapsed along the river in Kirkissoye district and rice fields are submerged. In August 2020, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responded to the humanitarian needs of people in Niamey, the capital of Niger, after the Niger riverbanks broke, plunging part of the capital under water and driving tens of thousands of people from their homes. This weekly update highlights political violence in the Niger Delta with a focus on election-related violence in Ondo State. One of the world’s poorest countries, Niger lies in the heart of the fragile Sahel region. A political economy perspective on oil and conflict in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. According to data uploaded to the P4P Peace Map (www.tgpcloud.org/p4p/index.php?m=p4p), communal conflict and land disputes, criminality, gang violence, political violence, mob violence, and violent protests were the major causes of conflict risk and lethal violence during the period. DESCRIPTION. 20 May 2020 In the first half of 2020, the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data project recorded more than 1 000 violent incidents, of which more than 46% were in Mali, 35% in Burkina Faso and 17% in Niger. United Nations published this video item, entitled “Niger on children and armed conflict – Security Council Media Stakeout (10 September 2020)” – below is their description. Ruling party repeatedly claimed opposition candidate and former PM Hama Amadou’s bid was unlawful due to past one-year… Elections set for August 2020 are postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic despite opposition protests, and no new date is set. The report published by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) this month says that the countries affected will require life-saving food assistance and investment to… According to the International Crisis … Abuja – Nigeria. According to data (see map below), inter-communal conflict over land ownership and boundary disputes caused over 300 fatalities in Delta State between January 2016 and August 2020. According to data (www.p4p-nigerdelta.org), there was a remarkable change in the trends and patterns of conflict risk and violence in the Niger Delta in 2017, compared to the trend in 2016. In 2019, more than 180,000 people were forced to flee their homes, some for a second or third time since the beginning of the crisis, mainly due to increased attacks. News Release. Although the conflict was perceived to result from a mixture of greed and grievance, as part of the PAP the Nigerian government decided to grant unconditional amnesty to the combatants in … During this period, the CTFMR verified 1,764 grave violations, affecting 1,092 children (251 girls, 811 boys, 30 of unknown gender). 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