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.
“I was in Nigeria when Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, sent soldiers to Odi, Bayelsa State, in NigerDelta and they razed a whole village and nothing happened ... The retired Niger Delta-born naval officer further explained that the war on terrorism can be with fewer weapons if government plays its part and allows soldiers to play theirs.
Even while he didn’t hold a major public office ... In the buildup to the 2015 general elections, Musa furnished and maintained the biggest campaign office in the country in NigerState which served as the campaign headquarters of Presidential and other elections in the state.
The members of the UN Security Council will travel to Mali and Niger later at the end of October to meet with the leaders of the two countries, the United Nations spokesperson's office said in a statement on Wednesday ... spokesperson's office said in a statement on Wednesday.
Through the COVAX initiative and other channels, vaccination campaigns intensified across the region, but vaccination rates remain low at 1 per cent in Burkina Faso, 0.9 per cent in Niger and 0.2 in Chad, as opposed to close to 30 per cent in Cabo Verde. UN Office for the ...
In October 2021, 48 Sudanese nationals received assistance to return from Niger. A few weeks before, 50 migrants were supported to leave Sudan - in two separate movements – to their communities of origin in Niger ... The 48 Sudanese returnees were all men who had been in Niger for varying lengths of time.
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EVEN if you know nothing about the NigerDeltaDevelopmentCommission, NDDC, its commitment to glorifying littleness, mystifying its roles when it is not flying from one scandal to the other, will not escape you ... NDDC has again funded the welfare of others at the expense of its mandate, the Niger Delta.
Facing a spate of jihadist attacks, Niger on Friday opened its first military school in the capital Niamey to train future officers.�� “We have set in place with this school the final link in the chain for training our military,” PresidentMohamed Bazoum said at the� ...
support office for the G5 Sahel force, which comprises around 5,000 soldiers from Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso, which would be funded by contributions from the United Nations... for a visit to Mali and Niger at the end of the month, to study the security situation.
Remain vigilant,” said a senior officer as a herd of cows slowed the convoy’s progress ... “The terrorists are watching us right now,” the officer said ... An officer from the new Takuba force talks with a Malian officer during a patrol near Niger border in Dansongo Circle.