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.
The fact of a new currency sponsored by Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger cannot but signal the loss of Francophone Africa by France... Henceforth, gold mining will no longer be done outside of Mali, Niger, and Burkina. Most importantly, a central civilian nuclear centre with regional scope has been created.
do electric cars have a mining problem?The claim... That will leave a trail of mining – often with local environmental degradation – in its wake. The rightwing politician turned pundit Nigel Farage last month wrote of electric vehicles’ “nasty secret” and the “strain” on the environment from mining for minerals used in electric cars.
It also means that utilities cannot afford to run out, which is why they buy the stuff via long-term contracts.Most 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.
The prospect of a growing nuclear power industry has sent investors back into mining shares and uranium derivatives, and they're a lot more interested in futures prices than the spot price, according to research cited by Bloomberg. About two thirds of the world's uranium is mined in Kazakhstan, Canada, and Australia.
Niger, Ganon, and Mali... Niger ... Additionally, over the years, the world has been able to hear of cases of negligence when it comes to the manner in which France handle the uranium mines in Niger ... After all, the French company created a mess and left the innocent people of Niger residing near the Cominak mines to handle it.
1 in 3 lightbulbs in France are powered by uranium mined from Niger, yet more than 80 percent of Nigeriens lack access to electricity ... of uranium to the EU and French multinationals hold important stakes in the mining companies that own and exploit Niger’s mineral resources.
With two awful wars and a possible peak in interest rates in the headlines, I’m wondering if Endeavour Mining (LSE.EDV) shares could be a good buy ... What kinds of risks come with mining for gold in West Africa? Well, just think about how Niger has been rocked by unrest and coups this year ... Want to see if Endeavour Mining Corporation made the list?.
This can be seen in angry land-rights movements in the Philippines, or the Niger delta communities, as much as in the anti-opencast mining disputes in Britain; in total disillusionment with the “green revolution” in Asia as in growing EU rejection of factory farming; and in the ...
That pullback may have also come as an “overreaction,” he said, to news from Kazakhstan, which produced the world’s largest share of uranium from mines in 2022, according to the World Nuclear Association... Contributing to supply concerns, a July coup has disrupted mining operations in the country of Niger in West Africa.
Nigeria.. •FG renews commitment to boosting local petrol refining. Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja...Quoting the AfricaReport magazine, he stated that about 26 oil mining licenses had been divested or acquired by oil and gas companies in the NigerDeltaBasin area of Nigeria in the past decade ... •Admits 1095 law graduates to bar. Alex Enumah in Abuja ... .