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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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

Sports center for migrants inaugurated in Niger - InfoMigrantsSports center for migrants inaugurated in Niger  InfoMigrants

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

US-Constructed Air Base in Niger Begins Operations - VOA NewsUS-Constructed Air Base in Niger Begins Operations  VOA News

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

Twelve Niger soldiers killed in probable Boko Haram attack: ministry - ReutersTwelve Niger soldiers killed in probable Boko Haram attack: ministry  Reuters

UNHCR flight relocates 54 vulnerable refugees from Niger to Italy - UNHCRUNHCR flight relocates 54 vulnerable refugees from Niger to Italy  UNHCR

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

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

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes Review Mission to Niger - Africanews EnglishInternational Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes Review Mission to Niger  Africanews English

Over 40000 Migrants Assisted with Voluntary Return and Reintegration from Niger Since 2015 - Niger - ReliefWebOver 40000 Migrants Assisted with Voluntary Return and Reintegration from Niger Since 2015 - Niger  ReliefWeb

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

Niger: Mothers are the 'best asset' for early diagnosis of child malnutrition - EuronewsNiger: Mothers are the 'best asset' for early diagnosis of child malnutrition  Euronews

Emergency aid for flood victims in Niger - Niger - ReliefWebEmergency aid for flood victims in Niger - Niger  ReliefWeb

"I learned about the invasion of Libya from the radio": President of Niger - Helsinki Times"I learned about the invasion of Libya from the radio": President of Niger  Helsinki Times

More than 40000 displaced people in the Maradi region of Niger - Niger - ReliefWebMore than 40000 displaced people in the Maradi region of Niger - Niger  ReliefWeb

Niger floods force 23,000 from their homes - Phys.OrgNiger floods force 23,000 from their homes  Phys.Org

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

Niger Government House Gutted By Fire - SaharaReporters.comNiger Government House Gutted By Fire  SaharaReporters.com

Niger Emergency Dashboard, October 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebNiger Emergency Dashboard, October 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

IOM Quarterly Migration Report - West and Central Africa: July - September 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebIOM Quarterly Migration Report - West and Central Africa: July - September 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

Sahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - October 2019 - Mali - ReliefWebSahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, the Niger and Senegal Regional overview - October 2019 - Mali  ReliefWeb

Telecoms group Orange to sell subsidiary in Niger - ReutersTelecoms group Orange to sell subsidiary in Niger  Reuters

IOM organizes first humanitarian charter flight from Algeria to Niger - Niger - ReliefWebIOM organizes first humanitarian charter flight from Algeria to Niger - Niger  ReliefWeb

Niger approaches Russia, China to fix dilapidated schools - The PunchNiger approaches Russia, China to fix dilapidated schools  The Punch

Niger in the hot seat at the UN Security Council - Daily MaverickNiger in the hot seat at the UN Security Council  Daily Maverick

Being a malnourished child in Niger: two stories - EuronewsBeing a malnourished child in Niger: two stories  Euronews

UNHCR Resettlement Update #84 - Libya-Niger Situation - Libya - ReliefWebUNHCR Resettlement Update #84 - Libya-Niger Situation - Libya  ReliefWeb

In Britain I see food constantly wasted in Niger I witnessed a silent hunger crisis - Telegraph.co.ukIn Britain I see food constantly wasted in Niger I witnessed a silent hunger crisis  Telegraph.co.uk

Niger: Curtailing migration has unintended consequences - The Africa ReportNiger: Curtailing migration has unintended consequences  The Africa Report

Floods force 23 000 from their homes in Niger - News24Floods force 23 000 from their homes in Niger  News24

Wahala: trouble in the Niger delta photo essay - The GuardianWahala: trouble in the Niger delta photo essay  The Guardian

Girls' schooling: a priority for Niger - UNICEF and partners committed for a back-to-school without gender disparities - Niger - ReliefWebGirls' schooling: a priority for Niger - UNICEF and partners committed for a back-to-school without gender disparities - Niger  ReliefWeb

PHOTO: Fire outbreak in Niger Govt House as fire-fighting trucks out on routine maintenance - The PunchPHOTO: Fire outbreak in Niger Govt House as fire-fighting trucks out on routine maintenance  The Punch

Border shutdown: Nigeria, Niger, and Benin to meet in Abuja come November 14 - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaBorder shutdown: Nigeria, Niger, and Benin to meet in Abuja come November 14  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

NIGER : Uranium: Rosatom full steam ahead while Orano rubber stamps cutbacks - Africa IntelligenceNIGER : Uranium: Rosatom full steam ahead while Orano rubber stamps cutbacks  Africa Intelligence

G5 Sahel Joint Force makes major weapons seizure in northern Niger - The Defense PostG5 Sahel Joint Force makes major weapons seizure in northern Niger  The Defense Post

Southern Niger reels after Nigeria closes borders - Yahoo NewsSouthern Niger reels after Nigeria closes borders  Yahoo News

French nuclear group Orano's uranium mine in Niger to close in 2021 - ReutersFrench nuclear group Orano's uranium mine in Niger to close in 2021  Reuters

Closing the gaps: Canada donates $7 million (Cdn) to support girls' education in Niger - Niger - ReliefWebClosing the gaps: Canada donates $7 million (Cdn) to support girls' education in Niger - Niger  ReliefWeb

Road accident claims 12 lives in Niger - Pulse NigeriaRoad accident claims 12 lives in Niger  Pulse Nigeria

Avert catastrophe now in Africa's Sahel - Nature.comAvert catastrophe now in Africa's Sahel  Nature.com

Luxembourg to open Niger embassy - Delano.luLuxembourg to open Niger embassy  Delano.lu

Saudi Crown Prince Meets Niger President, Burkina Fasos PM - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishSaudi Crown Prince Meets Niger President, Burkina Fasos PM  Asharq Al-awsat English

United States begins ISR operations from new air base in Niger - defenceWebUnited States begins ISR operations from new air base in Niger  defenceWeb

Ivory Coast vs Niger Preview, Tips and Odds - Sporting PediaIvory Coast vs Niger Preview, Tips and Odds  Sporting Pedia

In focus: a food photographer explores chronic hunger in the Sahel - Niger - ReliefWebIn focus: a food photographer explores chronic hunger in the Sahel - Niger  ReliefWeb

Niger: Internet Connectivity Aids Response to Boko Haram Crisis - AllAfrica.comNiger: Internet Connectivity Aids Response to Boko Haram Crisis  AllAfrica.com

Niger moves to rescue basic education - New Telegraph NewspaperNiger moves to rescue basic education  New Telegraph Newspaper

Senate urges quick completion of Niger river port project - GuardianSenate urges quick completion of Niger river port project  Guardian

Niger man kills creditor during fight over debt - The PunchNiger man kills creditor during fight over debt  The Punch

Niger's president blames 'misreading of Islam' for his country having world's highest birth rate - Daily MailNiger's president blames 'misreading of Islam' for his country having world's highest birth rate  Daily Mail

In Niger, girls dribble around rules to play football - Sport24In Niger, girls dribble around rules to play football  Sport24

In photos: Finding food on the front line of climate change - The IndependentIn photos: Finding food on the front line of climate change  The Independent

Government's attention shifts to Niger Delta creeks- renews efforts to vaccinate every eligible child in Bayelsa - Nigeria - ReliefWebGovernment's attention shifts to Niger Delta creeks- renews efforts to vaccinate every eligible child in Bayelsa - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

Cell C and Orange Niger may soon be sold - Developing TelecomsCell C and Orange Niger may soon be sold  Developing Telecoms

German defence minister visits Niger and Mali in preparation for massive combat operation in the Sahel - World Socialist Web SiteGerman defence minister visits Niger and Mali in preparation for massive combat operation in the Sahel  World Socialist Web Site

Nigeria signs contract with Russia for 12 Mi-35 helicopter gunships - The Defense PostNigeria signs contract with Russia for 12 Mi-35 helicopter gunships  The Defense Post

Senate urged presidency to complete Baro Port Project of Lower Niger - Internatinal Centre For Investigative ReportingSenate urged presidency to complete Baro Port Project of Lower Niger  Internatinal Centre For Investigative Reporting

Exclusive: These valor award citations show the remarkable heroism on display during the 2017 Niger ambush - Task & PurposeExclusive: These valor award citations show the remarkable heroism on display during the 2017 Niger ambush  Task & Purpose

ECOWAS: Osinbajo jets out to Niger - The PunchECOWAS: Osinbajo jets out to Niger  The Punch

EU to increase presence and improve support for Sahel partners fighting terrorism - The Defense PostEU to increase presence and improve support for Sahel partners fighting terrorism  The Defense Post

IMF gives Niger's economy clean bill of health TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA - TODAY NEWS AFRICAIMF gives Niger's economy clean bill of health TODAY NEWS AFRICA USA  TODAY NEWS AFRICA

Ya kashe wani da ke binsa bashi bayan fada ya kaure a tsakaninsu a jihar Niger - Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NGYa kashe wani da ke binsa bashi bayan fada ya kaure a tsakaninsu a jihar Niger  Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NG

Nigerias shame, Gov Bellos burden: Niger State Technical College - The PunchNigerias shame, Gov Bellos burden: Niger State Technical College  The Punch

Four arrested for defiling nine-year-old girl in Niger - The PunchFour arrested for defiling nine-year-old girl in Niger  The Punch

FEC approves N58.48bn for Niger road project, link bridge to Kwara - The PunchFEC approves N58.48bn for Niger road project, link bridge to Kwara  The Punch

Fighting for the Niger Delta: the extraordinary life of DMU alumnus Oronto Douglas - De Montfort UniversityFighting for the Niger Delta: the extraordinary life of DMU alumnus Oronto Douglas  De Montfort University

Road accidents claim 365 persons in nine months FRSC Niger State - Daily Post NigeriaRoad accidents claim 365 persons in nine months FRSC Niger State  Daily Post Nigeria

Niger gov invites EFCC to investigate $181m Islamic bank loan - The PunchNiger gov invites EFCC to investigate $181m Islamic bank loan  The Punch

Niger Ministry of Education reinvigorates school sports to engage youths meaningfully - Sports247Niger Ministry of Education reinvigorates school sports to engage youths meaningfully  Sports247

End gas-flaring in Niger Delta now, environmentalists tell Buhari - GuardianEnd gas-flaring in Niger Delta now, environmentalists tell Buhari  Guardian

Niger's 'the bad, the bad and the ugly' II - The Nation NewspaperNiger's 'the bad, the bad and the ugly' II  The Nation Newspaper

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

NDDC MD vows to defend Niger Delta commonwealth - Pulse NigeriaNDDC MD vows to defend Niger Delta commonwealth  Pulse Nigeria

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

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

Niger and Nigeria Governors Pledge to Cooperate on Cross-Border Crime - Council on Foreign RelationsNiger and Nigeria Governors Pledge to Cooperate on Cross-Border Crime  Council on Foreign Relations

Niger: Country Operation Update, June-July 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebNiger: Country Operation Update, June-July 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

Girls take the floor in Niamey - Niger - ReliefWebGirls take the floor in Niamey - Niger  ReliefWeb

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

New AFRICOM chief in Niger to assess security in volatile western Africa - Stars and StripesNew AFRICOM chief in Niger to assess security in volatile western Africa  Stars and Stripes

'President Akuffo Addo Is Not Ill; He Is Currently In Niger For An ECOWAS Summit' - Presidency Refutes Claims That The President Is Hospitalized - GH Gossip'President Akuffo Addo Is Not Ill; He Is Currently In Niger For An ECOWAS Summit' - Presidency Refutes Claims That The President Is Hospitalized  GH Gossip

Brutal violence in northern Nigeria forces thousands into Niger - UNHCRBrutal violence in northern Nigeria forces thousands into Niger  UNHCR

Senate blows hot over failed N7.7 billion water dam contract in Niger - Daily Post NigeriaSenate blows hot over failed N7.7 billion water dam contract in Niger  Daily Post Nigeria

Niger ambush: Militants kill 28 soldiers near Mali - BBC NewsNiger ambush: Militants kill 28 soldiers near Mali  BBC News

Gunmen kill 18 in attack on Niger military camp - ReutersGunmen kill 18 in attack on Niger military camp  Reuters

Fewer children, fewer climate risks? Niger ponders a controversial option - ReutersFewer children, fewer climate risks? Niger ponders a controversial option  Reuters

Niger: Country Operation Update, May 2019 - Niger - ReliefWebNiger: Country Operation Update, May 2019 - Niger  ReliefWeb

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

Niger: Tens of Thousands Impacted by Devastating Floods - VOA NewsNiger: Tens of Thousands Impacted by Devastating Floods  VOA News

After the Niger Ambush, I Trusted the Army to Find Answers. Instead, I Was Punished. - The New York TimesAfter the Niger Ambush, I Trusted the Army to Find Answers. Instead, I Was Punished.  The New York Times

Twelve dead in Boko Haram Niger attack: Official - Al Jazeera EnglishTwelve dead in Boko Haram Niger attack: Official  Al Jazeera English

NDDCs endless dance of corruption - The PunchNDDCs endless dance of corruption  The Punch

Dr Ibrahim Mayaki Receives Japan's Highest Distinction From Emperor Naruhito - AllAfrica.comDr Ibrahim Mayaki Receives Japan's Highest Distinction From Emperor Naruhito  AllAfrica.com

ISIL claims attack on Niger soldiers as death toll rises to 28 - Al Jazeera EnglishISIL claims attack on Niger soldiers as death toll rises to 28  Al Jazeera English

Niger fuel tanker explosion kills dozens near Niamey - BBC NewsNiger fuel tanker explosion kills dozens near Niamey  BBC News

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

Why Buhari Must Extend Forensic Audit Of NDDC To Amnesty Program Niger-Delta Anti-Corruption Group - Modern GhanaWhy Buhari Must Extend Forensic Audit Of NDDC To Amnesty Program Niger-Delta Anti-Corruption Group  Modern Ghana

Niger: Population Flow Monitoring Dashboard #22 ( 1 30 April 2019) - Niger - ReliefWebNiger: Population Flow Monitoring Dashboard #22 ( 1 30 April 2019) - Niger  ReliefWeb