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.
It also means that utilities cannot afford to run out, which is why they buy the stuff via long-term contracts.\nMost supply comes directly from mines ... But a coup in Niger in July has put 4% of mined supply in jeopardy ... Niger’s junta has a beef with France, but not with China, which runs other mines in the country.
To understand the rapidly changing situation, we need to look at what is happening in countries such as Niger and Gabon... the coup in Niger, the largest landlocked country in West Africa, provides an even clearer case study ... Despite the turmoil, France just about remains the most influential overseas power in Niger.
The giant fossil fuel drillers, dealers and transporters, many more than a century in merciless boring and mining, have done the most to poison the world, from the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico, from Amazon forests to the Niger delta – while bribing the hungry media bosses ...
During the Niger coup, its former colonial overlord, France, had soldiers protecting uranium mines in the country’s north, continuing an exploitative pattern of Gallic companies monopolizing economic interests in its former colonies ...Washington has avoided the openly hostile French posture toward Niger’s military junta.
Chad, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, and now Gabon are saying 'non' to France's longtime domination of African financial, political, economic, and security affairs ... Still, one domino is falling after another – Chad, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and now Gabon ... On cue, French mining company Eramet suspended its operations after the coup.
Still, one domino is falling after another — Chad, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and now Gabon... On cue, French mining company Eramet suspended its operations after the coup ... In OPEC-member Gabon, virtually the whole economy revolves around mining. The case of Niger is even more complex ... Half of Niger’s uranium exports go to France and the EU.
Opponents say the family did little to share Gabon's oil and mining wealth. The takeover in Gabon follows coups in Guinea, Chad and Niger, plus two each in Mali and Burkina Faso since 2020, worrying international powers with strategic interests at stake. Reuters. Subscribe ....
NigerStateGovernor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has suspended all forms of mining activities in the state with immediate effect. Bago, who said the decision to stop mining was to enable the government profile all those involved in such businesses across the state and keep accurate ...
Opponents say the Bongo family has done almost nothing to share the state's oil and mining wealth with the country’s 2.3 million people during its more than half a century in charge of Gabon... From Burkina Faso to Niger to Gabon, Western hegemony dying in Africa.
A dear and respected friend of mine who was once our Ambassador to a European country, who has relatives and strong links in and with NigerRepublic and who is well versed in security and intelligence matters told me that up to 40 babies are dying each day in Niger as a consequence of our cutting off electricity supplies to them.
French companies are the principal owner of three major uranium mines in Niger, which has the richest uranium cores in Africa. Niger is the world’s seventh-largest producer of uranium in the world and the second-largest producer of Uranium for the European Union. Some 70% of electricity created in France is made using nuclear power ....
Last month, Prigozhin praised the coup in Niger in a voice message on Telegram and offered Wagner’s services to the country’s new leaders ... As payment for its services, it receives cash or lucrative mining concessions.</p>.<p>The degree of operational control Prigozhin maintains over the group, however, is unknown.