History and content
Founded by newspaper journalist Grémah Boucar as an offshoot of his Anfani print news weekly, Radio Anfani (FM 100 MHz) in Niamey was one of Niger's first non-governmental broadcasters. Anfani was shut several times in the 1990s by the government of Col. Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara. Since the return of civilian rule in 1999, Anfani FM journalists have faced arrest and government sanctions related to their reporting on a number of occasions.
Anfani provided access to the airways for opposition politicians during the military regime, and continues to broadcast domestic news in French, Hausa, Djerma, and other regional languages. The station also rebroadcasts the Voice of America and Deutsche Welle news. While private, Anfani has previously received grants from the United States government, through the National Endowment for Democracy.
- 1998 Press Freedom Awards - Boucar, Committee to Protect Journalists
- Niger - 2004 Annual Report Archived October 31, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Reporters Without Borders
- EN AVANT LES FM 100 Djibril A. Chékarao Archived July 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Journal Anfani, Internet Issue June 1999.
- Niger FM broadcasters, ukdx.org.uk