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.
Fifty-four Niger nationals and one Nigerian have been arrested for illegally entering the country ... So with the support of the Tuobodom chief, the NIB, and the police, we were able to accost them to the Regional office for us to profile them,” he said ... He noted that preparations are been made to repatriate all 55 immigrants back to Niger.
We have been following the situation in Niger and other countries in the Sahel region very closely ... On 9 December 2019, we formalized an agreement with the Government to establish a UN Human Rights country office in Niger, with a full mandate to offer technical assistance, advice, training, and to conduct monitoring and reporting.
This could be about to change, as Niger and Ireland—two elected members of the council—plan to table a resolution on climate security this week ... This encouraged Ireland and Niger to lead discussions on a new draft, with help from Norway and Kenya ... peacekeeping missions and political offices.
The foreigners, mostly citizens of Niger were held up at the Aflao main border after officers were alerted of their movement to different parts of the country ... Investigations by the officers revealed that majority of the foreigners were without valid travel documents. A fraction of the foreigners who were Nigerians were escorted out of the country ... f.
Opponents of PresidentRoch Kabore, namely an alliance of three groups called the November 27Coalition, called for renewed protests on Saturday in response to a recent surge of attacks in the West African country, including one by al-Qaeda-linked fighters that killed 49 military police officers and four civilians.
Opponents of PresidentRoch Kabore called for renewed protests in response to a recent surge of attacks in the West African country, including one by al Qaeda-linked militants that killed 49 military police officers and four civilians ... way to neighbouring Niger for nearly a week.
Niger’s delegate supported the Prosecutor’s vision of forging partnerships, underscoring that those responsible for Rome Statute crimes can only be held accountable through cooperation and partnership among the Office, the Government of National Unity, States parties to the Rome Statute and the international community.