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 study envisages a 3.0 million tonne per year operation, producing 1.2 million ounces of gold over a 16-year mine life, with average annual gold production of 100,000 ounces in the first ten years ... The Kobada deposit is expected to be mined as an open pit operation, utilizing articulated trucks and a hydraulic loader.
But the return will be expensive for a poor country such as Mali, where Wagner is negotiating to obtain 6 billion CFA francs ($10.8 million) and the rights to exploit several mineral mines, including gold, and this is what hinders the signing of the agreement ...Niger and Chad.
The Canadian mining industry is a global behemoth ... This project’s funds were given directly to the Mines Advisory Group with the goal of establishing security relationships with the authorities of Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali, in order to limit the risk of violence in this growing center for the global gold industry.
During his working visit to Niger on ... They also agreed to deepen their consultations on oil and energy issues, including the trans-Saharan gas pipeline project, during the upcoming visit of the Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines to Niger slated at the end of September 2021.
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Gunmen attacked a convoy of Iamgold Corp vehicles travelling to the Essakane gold mine ...Following the attack, Iamgold has suspended convoys to and from Essakane, which is the company’s biggest operating mine and is near the border with Niger.
As a result, all significant credit creation as well as currency printing, for the whole of French speaking West Africa, is done, not overseen, by France from Paris! Moreover, the uranium to power France’s numerous electricity generating nuclear reactors is increasingly coming from Niger.