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.
A vast, arid state on the edge of the Sahara desert, Niger is rated by the UN as one of the world's least-developed nations. Niger fell victim to a series of coups and political instability following its independence from France in 1960... Niger is betting on increased oil exploration and gold mining to help modernize its economy.
The opening scene of which of Shakespeare’s plays comprises just 61 words, the longest of those words being "lightning", "hurlyburly" and "graymalkin"?. Macbeth. Twelfth Night...Cyclotron ... Rook ... Described as "the little town keeping the lights on in France", Arlit in Niger was until 2021 the site of one of the world’s largest mines of which toxic metal?.
HYDERABAD, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 27th Mar, 2021 ) .The Director of CabinetRepublic of Niger Mounkalia Ingolia on Saturday extended invitation to Pakistan businessmen for investing in Mines and Mineral and other sectors to take full benefit of the opportunities offered by his country to foreign investors.
The sentence, read out in court by judge Marco Tremolada, came more than three years after the trial first began and after 74 hearings ... NOT THE FINALWORD ... The exploration licence for the field, some 150 km (95 miles) off the NigerDelta, has not been revoked but it has not been converted into a mining licence and no oil has been produced ... FILEPHOTO.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fact that most countries do not have sufficient health sovereignty to face such a crisis. Shortages of masks, respirators, medicines and now vaccines were felt in many countries, even the most advanced ... But what about metals? ... Uranium mines were put into production everywhere, from Saskatchewan to Niger.
... in arms for bandits, but would quickly fly the Airforce jets to NigerDelta, as if gold in Zamfara is not part of Nigeria’s commonwealth. “It is wrong to stop illegal refineries and oil bunkering in Niger Delta, while bandits mine Nigeria’s gold in Zamfara unchallenged,” he said.