What is Niger known for?

dramatic food

Niger9aug2005 3.jpg thumb right 300px A rural mother tends to her malnourished infant at the Maradi MSF aid centre, during the 2005–2006 Niger food crisis. While the Maradi Region is the breadbasket of Niger, the 20th century saw three severe Sahel droughts which brought dramatic food insecurity to even the most fertile regions of Niger. Transportation infrastructure Commons:Category:Niger Wikipedia:Niger Dmoz:Regional Africa Niger

good professional

a good professional and personal relationship based on an admiration that appears to have been mutual. Bleek was widely respected as a philologist, particularly in the Cape. While working for Grey he continued with his philological research and contributed to various publications during the late 1850s. Bleek requested examples of African literature from missionaries and travellers, such as the Revd W Kronlein who provided Bleek with Namaqua texts in 1861. Niger experienced

significant stories

Emergency , asks Malaysian court to allow him to return. (Malaysian Star) (New Straits Times) (Reuters India) CNN career Included among the more significant stories Koinange has covered for CNN in Africa were the crisis in Darfur

producing long

, (with the exceptions of areas with Fulani and Mande (Mande languages)-speaking majorities) the playing style of the talking drum is centered on producing long and sustained notes by hitting the drum head with the stick-holding hand and the accompanying free hand used to dampen and change tones immediately after being hit. This produces a rubbery sounding texture to its playing, which mimics the heavy and complex tones used in languages from this area (see Niger–Congo languages#Tone Niger–Congo tonal

legal team

) * A United Nations legal team meet Indonesian officials to begin an inquiry for human rights abuses and killings related to East Timor's independence in 1999. (Laksamana) (Jakarta Post) (ReliefWeb)

producing significant

, with Canada (27.9% of world production) and Australia (22.8%) being the largest producers and Kazakhstan (10.5%), Russia (8.0%), Namibia (7.5%), Niger (7.4%), Uzbekistan (5.5%), the United States (2.5%), Argentina (2.1%), Ukraine (1.9%) and China (People's Republic of China) (1.7%) also producing significant amounts.

water including

&obj NE&cssNav browseoyb chloroquine resistant in Niger . Take your prophylaxes, use heavy-duty insect repellent (DEET is best, though nasty), and consider carrying a mosquito net to sleep under. Giardia and amoebic dysentery are common. Be wary of any roadside food, unless you buy it hot off the grill. Even items fried in oil could make you sick if the oil has been heavily used and is old. Best to avoid salads and uncooked veggies. Also, never drink unfiltered water (including ice

ancient rock

lived under five constitutions and three periods of military rule (military dictatorship). Following a military coup in 2010, Niger has become a democratic, multi-party state. A majority live in rural areas, and have little access to advanced education. History Prehistoric history 200px thumb Ancient rock engraving showing herds of giraffe, ibex, and other animals in the southern Sahara near Tiguidit, Niger. (File:1997 278-10 Sahara glyph.jpg) Early human

oil gold

the IMF, which translates into the forgiveness of approximately $86 million USD in debts to the IMF, excluding the remaining assistance under HIPC. Nearly half of the government's budget is derived from foreign donor resources. Future growth may be sustained by exploitation of oil, gold, coal, and other mineral resources. Uranium prices have recovered somewhat in the last few years. A drought and locust infestation in 2005 led to food shortages for as many as 2.5 million Nigeriens. Economic sectors Agriculture Commons:Category:Niger Wikipedia:Niger Dmoz:Regional Africa Niger

career main

C. Wilson#Diplomatic career Commons:Category:Niger Wikipedia:Niger Dmoz:Regional Africa Niger


The first action of the Kountché's military government was to address the food crisis which was one of the catalysts of the military coup. Le coup d'etat de Kountche While political prisoners of the Diori Hamani Diori regime were released after the coup and the country was stabilized, political and individual freedom deteriorated in general during this period. Political parties were banned. Several attempted coups (1975, 1976 and 1983) were thwarted and authors and associates were severely punished. Despite the restriction in freedom, the country enjoyed improved economic development with the creation of new companies, the construction of major infrastructure (building and new roads, schools, health centers) and minimal corruption in government agencies, which Kountché did not hesitate to punish severely. Kountché: 40 ans après son coup d'etat

This economic development was helped by the uranium boom as well as optimal usage of public funds. Kountché was succeeded by his Chief of Staff, Col. Ali Saibou, who was confirmed as Chief of the Supreme Military Council on 14 November 1987, four days after the death of Seyni Kountché. He introduced political reforms and drafted a new constitution, with the creation of a single party. He went on to rule the country as the Chief of the Supreme Military Council until 10 December 1989 when he was elected President.

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