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.
Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Gabon are also run by military officers ...Western countries such as France have been particularly concerned by the coups in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, where the military governments have moved to cut ties with their former colonial ruler and strengthen relations with Russia ... Reuters .
Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Gabon are also run by military officers ...Western countries such as France have been particularly concerned by the coups in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, where the military governments have moved to cut ties with their former colonial ruler and strengthen relations with Russia ... Our Standards ... , opens new tab ... ....
Addressing the St ... several African countries have experienced coups in recent years, with notable instances in Niger and Gabon. The most recent incident occurred in Gabon when military officers took control on August 30, announcing the annulment of election results that declared PresidentAli Bongo the winner ... --Advertisements--. .
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Momoh began the consultation with a courtesy call on the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Umo Eno, at his office in Uyo in continuation of his tour of states under the Ministry of NigerDeltaDevelopment... “It is unfortunate that Niger Delta which is the economic nerve-centre of Nigeria has not accomplished roads in the South-South region uptill date.”.
“In Niger, as I speak ... The Conseil national pour la sauvegarde de la patrie (CNSP) — the military junta that orchestrated the takeover on July 26 and ousted PresidentMohamed Bazoum from power after two years in office — demanded that the ambassador be expelled from Niger on Aug.
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On July 26, military officers in the African country of Niger captured the democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, and locked him up. The officers who carried out this successful coup were trained by the United States... In Niger alone, there have been five successful coups since the country gained independence from France in 1960.
Momoh began the consultation with a courtesy call on the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Umo Baasey Eno, in his office in Uyo in continuation of his tour of states under the Ministry of NigerDeltaDevelopment... “Niger Delta region has continuous problems of security and poor infrastructural development.