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National Concord Day (Niger)

The chairman of the institute Dr M.A. Zahir greeted the students of the Niger on the ocassion of National Concord Day.

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Paramjit singh(Assistant Professor) briefed that National Day of Concord  is a national holiday in Niger, celebrated every 24 April since 1995.Concord Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the 24 April 1995 Peace Accord between the Government of Niger and the Organisation of Armed Resistance at the Congressional Palace. While this accord was signed only by some armed groups and sporadic fighting continued until 1999, it marked the beginning of the end of the 1990 rebellion in the north and east of the country carried out by elements of Tuareg, Toubou, and other communities. The final peace agreement was celebrated with a “Flame of Peace” in which weapons were burned in Agadez on 25 September 2000, a date that is also commemorated each year in some communities.

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