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.
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.
Uranium mines operate in many countries, but more than 85% of uranium is produced in only six countries. Kazakhstan, Canada, Australia, Namibia, Niger, and Russia...Major uranium mines are closing ... The Cominak mine in Niger ceased production on March 31, 2021, removing an additional 2.8 million lbs ... Canada cannot fill the gap by restarting mines.
“We all know the crisis in Zamfara is because of the gold being mined illegally there. The government knows and nothing is being done, but illegal refineries are being destroyed in NigerDelta... to Niger Delta, and offer jobs to the region’s indigenes on merit.
Armed men have kidnapped two Chinese employees of a mining company in a volatile area near western Niger’s borders with Mali and Burkina Faso, the regional governor said Monday.� “Two Chinese nationals were kidnapped by armed men in Mbanga” on Sunday night, the governor of the Tillaberi region Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella told AFP.
The attackers struck early Saturday morning, first at a gold mine near the village of Sobha, near the border with Niger, according to Mr Rida Lyammouri, a Washington-based expert, before then going after civilians ... Saturday's attack comes months after attackers killed 137 people in coordinated raids on villages in south-western Niger.