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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Black Starlets Paa Kwesi Fabien names strong starting XI against Niger - Pulse.com.gh

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Black Starlets Paa Kwesi Fabien names strong starting XI against Niger
Pulse.com.gh
... while right-back Najeeb has been replaced by John Otu due to suspension, with Bismark Terry Owusu taking the place of Ibrahim Sulley in their clash against Niger. Ghana prior to reaching the last four enjoyed emphatic 4-0 and 5-0 wins against ...
Black Starlets eye final berth - As they face Niger in CAF U-17 semisGraphic Online
CAF U17 Nations Cup: Ghana coach makes massive changes to face Niger in semis clashGhanasoccernet.com
Black Starlets coach anticipates tough battle against NigerMyjoyonline.com
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Niger Delta group vows to resist take over of Port Harcourt, Warri refineries - Guardian (blog)

Guardian (blog)

Niger Delta group vows to resist take over of Port Harcourt, Warri refineries
Guardian (blog)
Niger Delta youths under the auspices of the Pan Niger Delta Youth Leadership Forum (PANDLEAF) have vowed to resist the proposed concessioning of the Port Harcourt and Warri refineries to Oando Plc, Agip and MRS. The group made their position ...
Suspected oil rebels attack Niger Delta pipelineVanguard
Oil rebels attack pipeline in the Niger DeltaYNaija
Niger Delta activist group calls for progress on small-scale oil refineriesNaija247news
AllAfrica.com -OilPrice.com
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Malaria hit Black Starlets will have fit team to face Niger ... - Myjoyonline.com

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Malaria hit Black Starlets will have fit team to face Niger ...
Myjoyonline.com
Management committee chairman of the Black Starlets has assured Ghanaians the team will have a clean bill of health ahead of their semi-final against Niger.
CAF U17 Nations Cup: Ghana right back Najeeb Yakubu ...Ghanasoccernet.com

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FG restates determination to stabilise Niger Delta Presidential aide ... - Vanguard

Leadership Newspapers

FG restates determination to stabilise Niger Delta Presidential aide ...
Vanguard
The Presidency on Tuesday reaffirmed its determination to stabilise and develop the Niger Delta region through peace and confidence building process.
We Will Not Disappoint President Buhari - Ex Niger Delta Agitators ...Leadership Newspapers

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Mali and Niger reach U-17 semi-finals to qualify for World Cup - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Mali and Niger reach U-17 semi-finals to qualify for World Cup
BBC Sport
Niger and Mali secured their place in the semi-finals of the Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday in Gabon, to qualify for the Fifa World Cup in India in October. In the final Group B matches, Niger beat Tanzania 1-0 in a tense encounter in Port ...
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Mali, Niger book spots to complete 24 team line-up for main eventFirstpost
Ghana to play Niger in U-17 Afcon semisGoal.com
Mali and Niger Seal Remaining Two Berths for the FIFA U-17 World CupNews18
Kawowo Sports -Ghanasoccernet.com -Starr 103.5 FM
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Niger Govt. Condoles With Channels TV Over Chukwuma Onuekwusi's Death - CHANNELS TELEVISION

CHANNELS TELEVISION

Niger Govt. Condoles With Channels TV Over Chukwuma Onuekwusi's Death
CHANNELS TELEVISION
Niger State, Abubakar Bello, The Niger State Government has condoled with the management and staff of Channels Television over the passing away of its State House Correspondent, Chukwuma Onuekwusi, describing his death as saddening.

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Italy Signs Deal With Libya, Chad, Niger to Curtail Flow of Migrants - News18

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Italy Signs Deal With Libya, Chad, Niger to Curtail Flow of Migrants
News18
Rome: Italy has signed a deal with Libya, Chad and Niger to try to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean by beefing up border controls and creating new reception centres in the African nations. A joint statement by the interior ministers ...



Ghana U17 polishing penalties ahead of Niger showdown - Goal.com

Goal.com

Ghana U17 polishing penalties ahead of Niger showdown
Goal.com
Ghana are leaving no stone unturned ahead of Wednesday's semi-final clash with Niger at the ongoing Africa Under-17 Cup of Nations, according to coach Paa Kwesi Fabin. The Black Starlets reached the last four in a spectacular fashion, humiliating the ...
Ghana coach: Starlets chances of reaching CAF U17 Nations Cup ...Ghanasoccernet.com

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We have not been treated fairly- Niger Delta Youths - Vanguard News - Vanguard

Vanguard

We have not been treated fairly- Niger Delta Youths - Vanguard News
Vanguard
The Pan Niger Delta Youth Leadership Forum (PANDLEAF), says the leadership of the region over the years should take the blame for the problems and failures ...

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