Niger (i/ˈnaɪdʒər/ or /niːˈʒɛər/;French:[niʒɛʁ]), officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000km2, making it the largest country in West Africa, with over 80 percent of its land area covered by the Sahara Desert. The country's predominantly Islamic population of 17,138,707 is mostly clustered in the far south and west of the country. The capital city is Niamey, located in the far-southwest corner of Niger.
Niger is a developing country, and is consistently one of the lowest-ranked in the United Nations' Human Development Index (HDI); it was ranked last at 187th for 2013. Much of the non-desert portions of the country are threatened by periodic drought and desertification. The economy is concentrated around subsistence and some export agriculture clustered in the more fertile south, and the export of raw materials, especially uranium ore. Niger faces serious challenges to development due to its landlocked position, desert terrain, high fertility rates and resulting overpopulation without birth control, poor education and poverty of its people, lack of infrastructure, poor health care, and environmental degradation.
Niger, is term taken from the Niger River, which also refers to one of Africa's five political, Sports, and Geographical regions. Other administrative divisions include the Sahara, Congo, Nile, and the Kalahari regions.
dollars in emergency aid for Niger to face internal displacement, floods and cholera, ... Niger has more than 4,600 cases of cholera, including 149 deaths, among flooding-affected nearly 200,000 people, the office said.
French officials announced overnight that their military forces had killed the top ISIS leader in Africa, a terrorist for whom the United States had offered a $5 million reward due to his connection to the deadly attack on a team of Green Berets in Niger four years ago ...Families blast decision not to punish higher-ranking officers in Niger ambush.
Samira Sabou is a Nigerien journalist, blogger and president of the Niger Bloggers for ActiveCitizenshipAssociation (ABCA) ... This year, through ABCA, she is also fighting against child marriage, which remains a serious and widespread issue in Niger ... media freedom, in Niger.
Read more. Sahrawi was the historic leader of Islamic State in the Sahel region of west Africa and his group targeted US soldiers in a deadly attack in Niger in 2017, Macron’s office said ... Sahrawi pledged allegiance to Islamic State in 2015, and was accepted as its leader in the borderlands of Mali and Niger the following year ... Simon Tisdall ... .
To assist such responses, the Office is implementing a project in the Sahel region, with a specific focus on Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria, that seeks to identify protection gaps faced by communities affected by climate change and migration, strengthening the capacity of local, ...
• Mali and Niger have also suffered coup attempts ... Most recently, Niger and Mali and now Guinea have been hit by coup attempts ... The Niger coup that lasted for 15 minutes ... residence and offices told AFP ... Mahamane Ousmane was subsequently sworn into office as Niger’s President.
Chinwe Umeh-Ujubuonu, program officer BudgIT, during the launch of GOVSPEND.NG portal for citizens to track government spendings in her presentation disclosed this, maintained that a total sum of N2.5billion was paid by the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on NigerDelta to some individual accounts between March 2021 and May 2021.