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Clean Water
One of Nigerâ's greatest threats to livelihood is climate change.1 Since the countryâ's economy is largely centered around their agricultural outputs, a drought and any change in the overall temperature and climate could be disastrous.2 Niger is also a landlocked country, which means that water scarcity and obtaining more water in an emergency is a real challenge that the government has yet to find a solution for.3 Having recognized the problem, Niger has partnered with CARE—a nonprofit that provides disaster relief services—to help establish and develop a disaster relief plan, as well as creating a Strategic Plan for sustainable development.4

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Niger News

The dream of having the second Niger Bridge, a gateway to South East region, has been threatened again going by reports. The construction of the bridge has remained a mirage as successive governments have consistently broken their promises to ... See more..
Levels of acute malnutrition remain persistently high throughout Niger. The 2012 DHS revealed that the national prevalence of wasting among children under 5 was 18.0%; the more recent 2014 National Nutrition Survey reported a slightly lower level of ... See more.. 
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Minna – A Minna High Court on Friday granted Mr Tanko Beji, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger, standing trial on alleged N937million fraud, bail in the sum of N150million. Justice Aliyu Mayaki, who granted the bail, also ordered ... See more..
Greensboro News & Record 
WINSTON-SALEM — Federal immigration officers last week arrested a Niger man living in Greensboro as part of an ongoing federal investigation. Family and friends say Ali Marounfa, 56, an outspoken critic of the Niger government, will be killed if he is ... See more..
Daily Trust 
The Association of Niger State Law Students has urged Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello to come to pay the 50 per cent balance of their scholarship. The students in a statement through their president, Ibrahim Atabo said they appreciate the ... See more..
Winston-Salem Journal 
“I'm just begging them to please release him, because they might kill him or torture him when he goes back to Niger,” Kadi Maiga, one of his two daughters, told WGHP/Fox 8, the Winston-Salem Journal's newsgathering partner. A group of his family and ... See more..
The Niger Delta Elders and Leaders Forum (NDELF) on Thursday, June 22, demanded a 37% increase on the oil derivation for the region. The forum said the people of Niger Delta are against the federal government's current approach on the sharing formula ... See more..
Former militant leaders in the Niger Delta region are currently demanding 30 percent pipeline surveillance money saying this must be directly paid to each of the leaders and not through a single individual. Speaking in Benin City, Edo state, some of ... See more..
The Nation Newspaper 
The Managing Director of Ibom Power Company Limited, Meyen Etukudo, has explained why Nigeria supplies electricity to Niger, Republic of Benin and Togo ... See more..
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Western Africa, southeast of Algeria

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


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


16,899,327 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


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

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