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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UNICEF Niger Humanitarian Situation Report, November 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebUNICEF Niger Humanitarian Situation Report, November 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

FROM THE FIELD: Niger supporting the most vulnerable, as crises mount - UN NewsFROM THE FIELD: Niger supporting the most vulnerable, as crises mount  UN News

In Niger, 25 Soldiers Killed in Suspected Militant Attack - The New York TimesIn Niger, 25 Soldiers Killed in Suspected Militant Attack  The New York Times

Attacks in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger: Why are jihadists thriving in West Africa? - Global NewsAttacks in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger: Why are jihadists thriving in West Africa?  Global News

Niger Used to Be a Linchpin of Regional StabilityBut 2020 Could Change All That - Foreign PolicyNiger Used to Be a Linchpin of Regional StabilityBut 2020 Could Change All That  Foreign Policy

Niger Ministry of Health executive on falsified medicine - In-PharmaTechnologist.comNiger Ministry of Health executive on falsified medicine  In-PharmaTechnologist.com

Death toll in Niger army base attack 'rises to 89' - Al Jazeera EnglishDeath toll in Niger army base attack 'rises to 89'  Al Jazeera English

Buhari Authorizes Air Strikes Against Bandits In Niger State - TODAY NEWS AFRICABuhari Authorizes Air Strikes Against Bandits In Niger State  TODAY NEWS AFRICA

Niger violence: Rising death toll and affected families - Aljazeera.comNiger violence: Rising death toll and affected families  Aljazeera.com

US hands over C-130 hangar to Niger at Air Base 201 - defenceWebUS hands over C-130 hangar to Niger at Air Base 201  defenceWeb

Film Club: What a Soldier Killed in Niger Left Behind - The New York TimesFilm Club: What a Soldier Killed in Niger Left Behind  The New York Times

Managing Trafficking in Northern Niger - Africa Report N285 | 6 January 2020 - Niger - ReliefWebManaging Trafficking in Northern Niger - Africa Report N285 | 6 January 2020 - Niger  ReliefWeb

OCHA Niger : Mouvements de populations rcents dans les rgions de Tillabri, Tahoua et Diffa (Au 23/01/2020) - Niger - ReliefWebOCHA Niger : Mouvements de populations rcents dans les rgions de Tillabri, Tahoua et Diffa (Au 23/01/2020) - Niger  ReliefWeb

Chad plans military deployment to Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area - The Defense PostChad plans military deployment to Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area  The Defense Post

Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger can learn from China's counter-terrorism efforts - Sudan TribuneBurkina Faso, Mali and Niger can learn from China's counter-terrorism efforts  Sudan Tribune

India opens its first Mahatma Gandhi convention centre in Niger - All India RadioIndia opens its first Mahatma Gandhi convention centre in Niger  All India Radio

UNHCR Niger : Situation des rfugis Maliens (31 Dec 2019) - Niger - ReliefWebUNHCR Niger : Situation des rfugis Maliens (31 Dec 2019) - Niger  ReliefWeb

'Tragic and absurd': Sudanese refugees detained in Niger - Al Jazeera English'Tragic and absurd': Sudanese refugees detained in Niger  Al Jazeera English

ISFD, Republic of Niger and International Partners join forces to ensure quality education for 2.6 million out of school children - Niger - ReliefWebISFD, Republic of Niger and International Partners join forces to ensure quality education for 2.6 million out of school children - Niger  ReliefWeb

Jaishankar in Niger: Meets Foreign Minister, visits Indian embassy - The HinduJaishankar in Niger: Meets Foreign Minister, visits Indian embassy  The Hindu

A Little Miracle: A Family's Journey Back Home from Niger - Niger - ReliefWebA Little Miracle: A Family's Journey Back Home from Niger - Niger  ReliefWeb

Turkey to conduct mineral exploration activities in Niger - Daily SabahTurkey to conduct mineral exploration activities in Niger  Daily Sabah

Nearly 7,000 have fled Niger region hit by IS attack: UNHCR - Deccan HeraldNearly 7,000 have fled Niger region hit by IS attack: UNHCR  Deccan Herald

Fears of new violence in Niger's Agadez after refugee camp blaze - DW (English)Fears of new violence in Niger's Agadez after refugee camp blaze  DW (English)

Dont disrupt Nigers balancing act - Mail and GuardianDont disrupt Nigers balancing act  Mail and Guardian

UNHCR Niger Factsheet: Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) - December 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebUNHCR Niger Factsheet: Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) - December 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

Gunmen Kill 11, Kidnap Four Women In Niger State - SaharaReporters.comGunmen Kill 11, Kidnap Four Women In Niger State  SaharaReporters.com

Hoodlums set Niger police vehicle ablaze, injure three - The PunchHoodlums set Niger police vehicle ablaze, injure three  The Punch

Niger: Sudan refugee sit-in violently dispersed - Radio DabangaNiger: Sudan refugee sit-in violently dispersed  Radio Dabanga

Jaishankar inaugurates convention centre in Niger dedicated to Gandhi - Hindustan TimesJaishankar inaugurates convention centre in Niger dedicated to Gandhi  Hindustan Times

Several Feared Killed In Renewed Attacks On Niger Communities - Channels TelevisionSeveral Feared Killed In Renewed Attacks On Niger Communities  Channels Television

Dozens Dead in Niger Attack Mark Latest Upsurge in Violence - BloombergDozens Dead in Niger Attack Mark Latest Upsurge in Violence  Bloomberg

WFP Niger Country Brief, November 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebWFP Niger Country Brief, November 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

UAE strongly condemns attack on military site in Niger - Khaleej TimesUAE strongly condemns attack on military site in Niger  Khaleej Times

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa: GenKey in Niger, Securiport in CAR, new reseller partner for Daon in SA - Biometric UpdateBiometrics and digital ID in Africa: GenKey in Niger, Securiport in CAR, new reseller partner for Daon in SA  Biometric Update

GenKey, World Bank Collaborate on Biometric ID System in Niger - findBIOMETRICSGenKey, World Bank Collaborate on Biometric ID System in Niger  findBIOMETRICS

UNICEF Niger Humanitarian Situation Report, October 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebUNICEF Niger Humanitarian Situation Report, October 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

Detained Sudanese refugees in Niger 'subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment' - Radio DabangaDetained Sudanese refugees in Niger 'subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment'  Radio Dabanga

UNHCR Regional Situation Update: Central Sahel Situation, July - December 2019 - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebUNHCR Regional Situation Update: Central Sahel Situation, July - December 2019 - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

King Salman Receives Phone Call From Niger's President - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishKing Salman Receives Phone Call From Niger's President  Asharq Al-awsat English

Niger State in Nigeria launches rehabilitation of 403km rural roads - Construction ReviewNiger State in Nigeria launches rehabilitation of 403km rural roads  Construction Review

Islamic State claims responsibility for Niger army base attack - ReutersIslamic State claims responsibility for Niger army base attack  Reuters

Two Turks Arrested In Niger On Charges Of Supporting ISIS - Middle East Media Research InstituteTwo Turks Arrested In Niger On Charges Of Supporting ISIS  Middle East Media Research Institute

5 things to know for January 14: Impeachment, Iran, 2020 race, Niger, teacher protest - The Albany Herald5 things to know for January 14: Impeachment, Iran, 2020 race, Niger, teacher protest  The Albany Herald

PDP wins Niger Assembly rerun election - Daily SunPDP wins Niger Assembly rerun election  Daily Sun

Pastor executed as Boko Haram resurfaces in surge of violent attacks in Nigeria - America MagazinePastor executed as Boko Haram resurfaces in surge of violent attacks in Nigeria  America Magazine

Niger To Spend N6bn On Rural Road Upgrading - Economic ConfidentialNiger To Spend N6bn On Rural Road Upgrading  Economic Confidential

WFP Central Sahel Situation Report (20 January 2020) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWebWFP Central Sahel Situation Report (20 January 2020) - Burkina Faso  ReliefWeb

What I learnt about the Australian bushfires living on the edge of the Sahara Desert - ABC NewsWhat I learnt about the Australian bushfires living on the edge of the Sahara Desert  ABC News

Increasing need for humanitarian assistance in Niger to increase in 2020 - DevdiscourseIncreasing need for humanitarian assistance in Niger to increase in 2020  Devdiscourse

Mob set robbery suspect ablaze in Niger - The PunchMob set robbery suspect ablaze in Niger  The Punch

Mob beats up policemen, burns vehicle in Niger - The Nation NewspaperMob beats up policemen, burns vehicle in Niger  The Nation Newspaper

89 Soldiers In Niger Were Killed In Extremist Attack - NowThis89 Soldiers In Niger Were Killed In Extremist Attack  NowThis

Police arrest four robbery suspects in Niger - The PunchPolice arrest four robbery suspects in Niger  The Punch

At least 20 Mali soldiers killed in JNIM attack on Sokolo camp - The Defense PostAt least 20 Mali soldiers killed in JNIM attack on Sokolo camp  The Defense Post

16 arrested for setting Police vehicle ablaze in Niger state - Daily Post Nigeria16 arrested for setting Police vehicle ablaze in Niger state  Daily Post Nigeria

Niger, Moldova, Monaco... Bromley's economic success | News - Bromley Borough NewsNiger, Moldova, Monaco... Bromley's economic success | News  Bromley Borough News

Niger to spend N6bn on 403km rural roads - Daily TrustNiger to spend N6bn on 403km rural roads  Daily Trust

NIGER: Vergnet, Sterling and Wilson and SNS to build hybrid power plant in Agadez - AFRIK 21NIGER: Vergnet, Sterling and Wilson and SNS to build hybrid power plant in Agadez  AFRIK 21

Three killed, 28 injured in Niger auto crash - Daily Post NigeriaThree killed, 28 injured in Niger auto crash  Daily Post Nigeria

Niger begins payment of N30,000 new minimum wage to junior civil servants - Daily SunNiger begins payment of N30,000 new minimum wage to junior civil servants  Daily Sun

US military in Nigeria, other African countries under spotlight - Premium TimesUS military in Nigeria, other African countries under spotlight  Premium Times

Niger urged to work with traffickers to curb violence - DevdiscourseNiger urged to work with traffickers to curb violence  Devdiscourse

Suspected Fulani bandits kill village head, kidnap 17 others in Niger - NIGERIAN TRIBUNESuspected Fulani bandits kill village head, kidnap 17 others in Niger  NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

Leah Sharibu Gives Birth For Boko Haram Commander In Niger Republic - Leadership NewspaperLeah Sharibu Gives Birth For Boko Haram Commander In Niger Republic  Leadership Newspaper

NSCDC nabs illegal guard company operator in Niger - The PunchNSCDC nabs illegal guard company operator in Niger  The Punch

The Looming Uncommon Transformation of Niger Delta Region - THISDAY NewspapersThe Looming Uncommon Transformation of Niger Delta Region  THISDAY Newspapers

Niger assembly approves Gov. Bello's request for N25bn Sukuk bond - Daily TrustNiger assembly approves Gov. Bello's request for N25bn Sukuk bond  Daily Trust

Changing Niger Delta narrative through artsGuardian Arts - Guardian NigeriaChanging Niger Delta narrative through artsGuardian Arts  Guardian Nigeria

Niger State: Police Arrests Four Armed Robbery Suspects - Naija NewsNiger State: Police Arrests Four Armed Robbery Suspects  Naija News

Thank You Tour: Oba Of Benin Sets To Visit Niger, Kano - Nigerian ObserverThank You Tour: Oba Of Benin Sets To Visit Niger, Kano  Nigerian Observer

Niger army base attack: West African leaders call for more help - BBC NewsNiger army base attack: West African leaders call for more help  BBC News

Niger fighting 'asymmetric war' against armed groups: Analysts - Al Jazeera EnglishNiger fighting 'asymmetric war' against armed groups: Analysts  Al Jazeera English

Niger College Of Education To Include Kambari Language In Programmes - Leadership NewspaperNiger College Of Education To Include Kambari Language In Programmes  Leadership Newspaper

Niger army base attack leaves at least 71 soldiers dead - BBC NewsNiger army base attack leaves at least 71 soldiers dead  BBC News

Niger authorities say 14 troops killed during ambush - FRANCE 24 EnglishNiger authorities say 14 troops killed during ambush  FRANCE 24 English

91 bag first class, as Niger Delta varsity holds 5th combined convocation in Bayelsa - NIGERIAN TRIBUNE91 bag first class, as Niger Delta varsity holds 5th combined convocation in Bayelsa  NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

Niger struggles to combat armed groups in the Sahel - Aljazeera.comNiger struggles to combat armed groups in the Sahel  Aljazeera.com

Mali army loses 24 soldiers in Niger border attack - BBC NewsMali army loses 24 soldiers in Niger border attack  BBC News

NDIDA nominates Ayade for 2020 Niger-Delta outstanding governor Award - Blueprint newspapers LimitedNDIDA nominates Ayade for 2020 Niger-Delta outstanding governor Award  Blueprint newspapers Limited

Niger oil exploration plan threatens West Africa's major reserve - Al Jazeera AmericaNiger oil exploration plan threatens West Africa's major reserve  Al Jazeera America

WFP Niger Country Brief, June 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebWFP Niger Country Brief, June 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

Niger: 70,000 people affected by floods - Anadolu AgencyNiger: 70,000 people affected by floods  Anadolu Agency

PHOTOS: Julius Berger releases fresh images on progress of 2nd Niger bridge - TheCablePHOTOS: Julius Berger releases fresh images on progress of 2nd Niger bridge  TheCable

In Niger, girls take their shot at a better future - UNICEFIn Niger, girls take their shot at a better future  UNICEF

Niger: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated December 11, 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebNiger: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated December 11, 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

Niger fighting: Tens of thousands flee violence - Al Jazeera AmericaNiger fighting: Tens of thousands flee violence  Al Jazeera America

Niger, at the crossroads of migration - Niger - ReliefWebNiger, at the crossroads of migration - Niger  ReliefWeb

Orange sells Niger unit to Zamani Com - Capacity MediaOrange sells Niger unit to Zamani Com  Capacity Media

Yanzu Yanzu: Yan bindiga sun kashe hakimi wani kauyen Niger, sun sace mutum 17 - Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NGYanzu Yanzu: Yan bindiga sun kashe hakimi wani kauyen Niger, sun sace mutum 17  Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NG

Niger Leader Urges Greater U.S. Involvement in War on Jihadists - BloombergNiger Leader Urges Greater U.S. Involvement in War on Jihadists  Bloomberg

Surrounded by chaos, Niger is a nation on the edge - National GeographicSurrounded by chaos, Niger is a nation on the edge  National Geographic

Boko Haram gunmen kill 12 Niger soldiers - Anadolu AgencyBoko Haram gunmen kill 12 Niger soldiers  Anadolu Agency

Niger: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated September 30, 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebNiger: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated September 30, 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

Niger's president blames explosive birth rate on 'a misreading of Islam' - The GuardianNiger's president blames explosive birth rate on 'a misreading of Islam'  The Guardian

Deadly attack on military base in southeast Niger - FRANCE 24Deadly attack on military base in southeast Niger  FRANCE 24

Mission schools attacked in Niger - Vatican NewsMission schools attacked in Niger  Vatican News

G5 Sahel leaders hold crisis talks in response to deadly jihadist attack in Niger - FRANCE 24 EnglishG5 Sahel leaders hold crisis talks in response to deadly jihadist attack in Niger  FRANCE 24 English

Niger: Release of civil society leader must signal end of attacks on human rights defenders - Amnesty InternationalNiger: Release of civil society leader must signal end of attacks on human rights defenders  Amnesty International

On the road with Niger's anti-drug trafficking squad - Al Jazeera EnglishOn the road with Niger's anti-drug trafficking squad  Al Jazeera English