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.
At least five nongovernmental organization (NGO) offices and several NGO vehicles, as well as a mobile storage unit, water tanks, a health outpost and a nutrition stabilization center were damaged ...The UNOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Niger is planning an inter-agency mission with the UNHCR and local authorities.
Fighters from the so-called Islamic StateWest AfricaProvince (ISWAP) stormed the town in Borno state three times in a week to strike a military garrison, torching homes, a police station and a UN office ... In Niger, jihadists struck a town in the Diffa region overnight Thursday, killing a customs officer, a town official said.
At least 10 people were killed when jihadists attacked a northeast Nigerian town, torching a UN office and triggering an exodus into neighbouring Niger, local officials and the UN said Thursday ... showing 8,000 fleeing residents had reached the Niger towns of Chetimari and Gagamari.
According to the police, Haruna hired the bus with registration number GC 5118-Z to transport the substance from Alaba in Kumasi to Niger, but luck eluded the two when they were arrested at Techiman in the BonoEast Region...ACP Adamu said the police kept surveillance on the vehicle till it set off last Monday, April 12, on its way to Niger.
Dozens of fighters from the Islamic StateWest AfricaProvince (ISWAP) late Saturday stormed Damasak, in Borno state near the border with Niger, setting fire to facilities of international aid organisations ... Residents who fled towards the Niger border to escape the attack returned to the town on Sunday.
Over 2.3 million people in Niger could face food insecurity in the coming months, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) ... In February, UN humanitarian partners in Niger, which has a population of nearly 25 million, ...
...Burkina Faso and Niger ... The Consultant will work directly with USAID/Sahel RegionalOffice, USAID/Niger and USAID/Burkina Faso and implementing partners to achieve the objectives. USAID/Sahel Regional Office will lead on this engagement and will be the primary contact with all U.S.
Niamey, April 5 (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 5th Apr, 2021 ) .Niger's ... The first president installed in a democratic transition of power in Niger's six decades of independence from France, Bazoum on Friday lashed out at jihadist "war crimes" in his country as he took office.
Niger’s defence ministry said Sunday that four of ... The first president installed in a democratic transition of power in Niger’s six decades of independence from France, Bazoum on Friday lashed out at jihadist “war crimes” in his country as he took office.
Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of NigerState, Nigeria, has condemned the recent attack which left soldiers and a police officer killed by bandits in a military base in Allawa, Shiroro local government area of Nigeria.
Niger's newly-elected president Mohamed Bazoum was set to be sworn into office on Friday, a democratic watershed overshadowed by jihadist violence and an alleged coup bid. Niamey (APP - UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 2nd Apr, 2021 ) .Niger's newly-elected president Mohamed ...
In its campaign to roll back the threat, Niger's diplomatic efforts "will be centred on Mali," Bazoum said. DIRECTLY FROM NIGER CONFERENCE FIELD... The alleged coup leader is an air force officer in charge of security at Niamey's airbase and is being "actively sought", a source within Niger's security services told AFP on Wednesday.
Events in Niger took a dramatic turn days before the country was about to make history by conducting the first transfer of power from one democratically elected government to another since its independence from France in 1960... Adejuwon Soyinka asks Olayinka Ajala, an expert on Niger Republic, to unpack what this means for the future of the country.