Niger

Niger: Expanding cellular network coverage with satellites

Satellite services can greatly improve cellular network coverage in rural areas

The telecommunication provider Orange Niver will be using satellite services from Intelsat to improve cellular network coverage in rural Niger.

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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:12

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Fri, 08/08/2014

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International Charter activated for floods in three Western African countries

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated three times in the past two days to provide satellite imagery and maps regarding floods in Niger, Senegal and Nigeria. West African nations experience torrential rains during their annual rain season, but this season has been reported as the worst in 50 years.

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Wed, 29/08/2012 - 16:16

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Wed, 08/29/2012

Night-Time Images Help Track Disease From The Sky

Normally used to spot where people live, satellite images of night-time lights can help keep tabs on the diseases festering among them, too, according to new research.

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Wed, 14/12/2011 - 14:58

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18

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Regional Centre For training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS)

The Regional Centre for training in Aerospace Surveys was created in 1972 under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) with a mandate for Training, Research, Consultancy and Advisory Services in Geo informatics. Participating countries at the moment are: Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

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AGRHYMET Regional Centre

The AGRHYMET Regional Centre was established in 1974 as a specialized institute of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) composed of nine member States (Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal). It is an interstate public institute with a legal status and financial autonomy. It has an international status and is based in Niamey, Niger.

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Floods in Niger

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Intense rains in northern Air Mountains and desert towns affected 7,000 households, damaged 3,500 homes in the commune of Agadez.

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GLIDEnumber: 

FL-2009-000174

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Niger

Occurance Date: 

03/09/2009

Floods in Niger

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187 homes destroyed in Moa village in southeast region of Zinder; government and MSF distributing relief supplies

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Floods in Niger

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FL-2009-000144-NER

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Niger

Occurance Date: 

18/07/2009

Epidemic in Niger

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Across 7 West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d?Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo) there have been 38 cases of wild polio reported in 2008 and an additional 13 cases so far in 2009. Ministries of Health have collaborated with coordination support by WHO to conduct 2 supplementary and synchronised polio vaccination days for children under 5 years across all 7 countries to prevent futher spread of the disease.

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Epidemic in Niger

GLIDEnumber: 

EP-2009-000067-NER

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Niger

Occurance Date: 

25/03/2009

Epidemic in Niger

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An outbreak of meningitis has occurred in Niger and claimed the lives of vulnerable populations. The most affected districts are located in Southern Western and borders with Burkina Faso where the outbreak has started.

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Epidemic in Niger

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EP-2009-000066-NER

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Niger

Occurance Date: 

18/03/2009

Epidemic in Niger

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Meningococcal disease, 139 killed and 3440 affected persons
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Epidemic in Niger

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not available

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Niger

Occurance Date: 

01/01/2009
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