On Tuesday, March 29, the Africa Center hosted a briefing with Her Excellency Hassana Alidou, Ambassador to the United States of the Republic of Niger, who provided an update on the country’s recent presidential election.
Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham welcomed attendees and introduced Alidou.
In her remarks, Alidou identified several successes relating to the election, noting specifically increased youth and female participation, before outlining the Nigerien government’s post-election priorities. In particular, Alidou underscored the government’s focus on improving education, combatting malnutrition, and providing healthcare. She also acknowledged the daunting regional security challenges, including the continued threat posed by insecurity in Libya and Mali, and noted the important link between security and development in the Nigerien context.
Also speaking at the event was Maman Bachir Fifi, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Nigerien Embassy.
Mr. Maman Bachir Fifi, deputy chief of mission at the Nigerien Embassy