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One of Niger’s greatest threats to livelihood is climate change, since the majority of its citizens are employed in subsistence agriculture. Since the country’s economy is largely dependent on its agricultural outputs, drought and climate change can severely impact the country’s GDP.1 Niger is also a landlocked country, which means that water scarcity is a real challenge. Other water sources are polluted by oil spills caused by drilling companies, leaving local populations without clean water.2 In some communities, oil pollution has destroyed the resources needed for fishing and farming, and the corrupt government has done little to help.3

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1 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/04/03/tackling-climate-change-in-niger
2 http://f3magazine.unicri.it/?p=381
3 https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/nov/09/anger-environmental-in-oil-rich-polluted-niger-delta-ogoniland-ken-saro-wiwa
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Washington Post 
Like many Republican politicians competing for the nation's highest office, Donald Trump spoke highly of the military during his campaign, promising to treat those serving better than any other candidate would do. He even boycotted a Fox News debate, ... See more..
The Atlantic 
On October 4, four American Special Forces soldiers were killed during an operation in Niger. Since then, the White House has been notably tight-lipped about the incident. During a press conference Monday afternoon, 12 days after the deaths, President ... See more..
WNCT 
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – The remains of two of the soldiers killed in Niger have returned to Fayetteville. Four soldiers assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg were killed in the October 4 attack. Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of ... See more..
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Newsweek 
The attack that resulted in the deaths of four elite U.S. special forces and five local soldiers and wounded two others in Niger last week shows the ongoing security challenges faced by U.S. personnel in a volatile part of West Africa. But it also ... See more..
IHS Jane's 360 
He denied it was a withdrawal from Niger, stressing the troops had been redeployed to a different border within the framework of the regional G5-Sahel counter-terrorism force. The Diffa area has been subjected to an ongoing insurgency by militants of ... See more..
Fox News 
During a news conference at the White House, Trump was asked by a reporter why he hadn't publically commented on the deaths of the four U.S. Special Forces soldiers that were killed in Niger. The president said he had written letters and planned to ... See more..
The Guardian 
When four US special forces soldiers died in an ambush earlier this month in scrubby desert in western Niger, attention was suddenly focused on one of the most remote and chaotic war zones on the planet. The US troops had been embedded with a larger ... See more..
News24 
A small central city in Niger has called for the "unconditional release" of a longtime US aid worker abducted in 2016, whose fate is unknown a year later. See more..
Reason 
When news broke that four U.S. Army commandos were killed by hostile fire in Niger last week, Americans might be forgiven if their first response was, "Where?" While Afghanistan is often dubbed our "forgotten war," U.S. military intervention in Niger ... See more..
WRAL.com 
A Fort Bragg solider who was one of four soldiers killed during an ISIS ambush in Niger, has been laid to rest. See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, southeast of Algeria
Area

Total 1.267 million sq km
Land 1,266,700 sq km
Water 300 sq km

Climate

desert; mostly hot, dry, dusty; tropical in extreme south
Natural Resources

uranium, coal, iron ore, tin, phosphates, gold, molybdenum, gypsum, salt, petroleum ;
Natural Hazards

recurring droughts
Current Environmental Issues

overgrazing; soil erosion; deforestation; desertification; wildlife populations (such as elephant, hippopotamus, giraffe, and lion) threatened because of poaching and habitat destruction

Demographics

Nationality
Nigerien
Population
16,899,327 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Niger is a landlocked, Sub-Saharan nation, whose economy centers on subsistence crops, livestock, and some of the world's largest uranium deposits. Agriculture contributes about 40% of GDP and provides livelihood for about 90% of the population. Niger also has sizable reserves of oil, and oil production, refining, and exports are expected to grow significantly between 2011 and 2016. Drought, desertification, and strong population growth have undercut the economy. Niger shares a common currency, the CFA franc, and a common central bank, the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), with seven other members of the West African Monetary Union. In ...See More December 2000, Niger qualified for enhanced debt relief under the International Monetary Fund program for Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) and concluded an agreement with the Fund on a Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF). Debt relief provided under the enhanced HIPC initiative significantly reduced Niger's annual debt service obligations, freeing funds for expenditures on basic health care, primary education, HIV/AIDS prevention, rural infrastructure, and other programs geared at poverty reduction. In December 2005, Niger received 100% multilateral debt relief from the IMF, which translated into the forgiveness of approximately US$86 million in debts to the IMF, excluding the remaining assistance under HIPC. The economy was hurt when the international community cut off non-humanitarian aid in response to TANDJA's moves to extend his term as president. Nearly half of the government's budget is derived from foreign donor resources. Future growth may be sustained by exploitation of oil, gold, coal, and other mineral resources. The government, however, has made efforts to secure a new three-year extended credit facility with the IMF following the one that completed in 2011. Oil revenue to the government has fallen well short of its budgeted level. Strikes risk undermining political stability. Food security remains a problem in Niger and is exacerbated by refugees from Mali. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$13.34 billion (2012 est.); $12 billion (2011 est.); $11.74 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

30.6% of GDP (2012 est.); 26.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 21.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cowpeas, cotton, peanuts, millet, sorghum, cassava (manioc), rice; cattle, sheep, goats, camels, donkeys, horses, poultry
Industries

uranium mining, cement, brick, soap, textiles, food processing, chemicals, slaughterhouses