Niger

Country Niger
Capital Niamey
Continent Africa
Currency West African CFA franc(XOF)
Languages French, Hausa, Fulfulde, Gourmanchéma, Kanuri, Zarma & Tamasheq

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Introduction

Niger became independent from France in 1960 and experienced single-party and military rule until 1991, when Gen. Ali SAIBOU was forced by public pressure to allow multiparty elections, which resulted in a democratic government in 1993. Political infighting brought the government to a standstill and in 1996 led to a coup by Col. Ibrahim BARE. In 1999, BARE was killed in a counter coup by military officers who restored democratic rule and held elections that brought Mamadou TANDJA to power in December of that year. TANDJA was reelected in 2004 and in 2009 spearheaded a constitutional amendment that would allow him to extend his term as president. In February 2010, a military coup deposed TANDJA, immediately suspended the constitution and dissolved the Cabinet, and promised that elections would be held following a transitional period of unspecified duration. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world with minimal government services and insufficient funds to develop its resource base. The largely agrarian and subsistence-based economy is frequently disrupted by extended droughts common to the Sahel region of Africa. A predominately Tuareg ethnic group emerged in February 2007, the Nigerien Movement for Justice (MNJ), and attacked several military targets in Niger's northern region throughout 2007 and 2008. Successful government offensives in 2009 limited the rebels' operational capabilities.

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Niger - Wikipedia
Niger - CIA World Fact Book
Niger - BBC
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WFP Niger Country Brief, June 2017 - Reliefweb

Reliefweb

WFP Niger Country Brief, June 2017
Reliefweb
WFP is supporting the Niger government to roll out a Cost of Hunger analysis in Niger. This study will reinforce the sensitization of African governments on the fact that child malnutrition is not only a health and social problem, but also an economic one.

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Turkish students visit Sudan, Niger - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency

Turkish students visit Sudan, Niger
Anadolu Agency
University students in Turkey are visiting Sudan and Niger as part of a volunteering program. Twelve students have reached Sudan and participated in a maintenance work at a school on Tuesday. The students painted the walls of Nur-i Osmaniye education ...



Lawmaker commends PANDEF, implores Niger Delta youths to be peaceful - Vanguard

Vanguard

Lawmaker commends PANDEF, implores Niger Delta youths to be peaceful
Vanguard
The member representing the Warri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Daniel Reyenieju has commended the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), for being steadfast, honest and uncompromising in its discussions with the Federal ...

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"Niger Delta Youths" Storm Abuja In Solidarity Rally For The Nigeria Ailing President - SaharaReporters.com

SaharaReporters.com

"Niger Delta Youths" Storm Abuja In Solidarity Rally For The Nigeria Ailing President
SaharaReporters.com
Barely 24hours after a violent attack was staged on anti-Buhari protesters in Wuse Market, Abuja, another Pro-Buhari group claiming to be "Niger Delta Youths" today, stormed Abuja to throw their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari despite his ill ...
Protest: 600 Niger-Delta Youths Turn-Up for PMBLeadership Newspapers
Niger Delta youths storm Unity Fountain in support of BuhariDaily Trust
Fake Niger Delta Pro Buhari Protesters Shutdown Federal SecretariatSundiataPost (press release) (blog)
Naija News -NAIJ.COM
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Nigeria Niger Boko Haram attacks (August 15, 2017) - France Diplomatie (press release)

The Punch

Nigeria Niger Boko Haram attacks (August 15, 2017)
France Diplomatie (press release)
We pay tribute to the commitment of the security forces of the countries of the region in their efforts to combat terrorism in the Lake Chad Basin and renew our support for the joint multinational force created at the initiative of Cameroon, Niger ...
Boko Haram : Army launches mobile strike force to crush insurgents [PHOTOS]Pulse Nigeria
Russia fumes, condemns Boko Haram attacks that killed 30 in Northeastern NigeriaVanguard

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$450m investment: Dangote's pact signing with Niger shifted - Daily Trust

Nigeria Today

$450m investment: Dangote's pact signing with Niger shifted
Daily Trust
A Memorandum of Understanding between Dangote Group and Niger State government earlier slated for yesterday has been shifted to next week, Daily Trust learnt. This is to enable the President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, to be personally ...
Niger govt. signs $3.25bn MoU with firm on fish farmingNigeria Today

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Disregard quit notice, Ijaw group tells northerners, Yorubas in Niger Delta - NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)

Disregard quit notice, Ijaw group tells northerners, Yorubas in Niger Delta
NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)
''The statement allegedly made by a Niger Delta militants' group is not a true representation of our position. We believe in one Nigeria where every citizen is free to live, visit or do business in any part of the country. Hate speeches will never take ...

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Niger Delta group asks Yoruba, northerners to disregard quit notice - Guardian (blog)

Guardian (blog)

Niger Delta group asks Yoruba, northerners to disregard quit notice
Guardian (blog)
The Niger Delta People's Congress (NDPC) has called on Yoruba and northerners to disregard the quit notice by a coalition of agitators and former militants asking them to leave the oil-rich region on or before October 1 this year. Its convener, Chief ...

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Dangote to commit $450m to agric business in Niger - Vanguard

Vanguard

Dangote to commit $450m to agric business in Niger
Vanguard
According to him, Niger has become the destination of choice for investment in the agricultural sector given its rich and vast arable land. He said that the company was poised to leverage on that toward a virile agriculture based economy. Dangote said ...
Niger has capacity to produce food for Africa, says OsinbajoGuardian (blog)
Niger has the 10th largest land mass in Nigeria - OsinbajoNAIJ.COM
Osinbajo visits Niger State today - Daily Post NigeriaDaily Post Nigeria
P.M. News -AllAfrica.com -WorldStage
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Dangote, Niger sign $450m pact in rice, sugar today - Daily Trust - Daily Trust

Dangote, Niger sign $450m pact in rice, sugar today - Daily Trust
Daily Trust
A Memorandum of Understanding between Dangote Group and Niger State government would be signed today for a $450million investment in sugar and rice ...

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