What is Niger known for?

international track

Premier League clubs Sahel SC, Olympic FC de Niamey, Zumunta AC and JS du Ténéré, as well as club competitions such as the Niger Cup. The stadium hosts both international athletics (track and field athletics) tournaments, and the finals of national athletics competitions.

growing presence

visible Tijānī branch around the world today. Ibrahima Niass's teaching that all disciples, and not only specialists, can attain a direct mystical knowledge of God through ''tarbiyyah rūhiyyah'' (mystical education) has struck a chord with millions worldwide. This branch, known as the ''Tijāniyyah Ibrāhīmiyyah'' or the ''Fayḍah'' ("Flood"), is most concentrated in Senegal, Nigeria, Niger, and Mauritania, and has a growing presence in the United States and Europe. Most Tijānī web sites and international organizations are part of this movement. Niass's grandson and current Imam of Medina Baye, Shaykh Hassan Cisse, has thousands of American disciples and has founded a large educational and developmental organization, the African American Islamic Institute, in Medina Baye with branches in other parts of the world. The Hamawiyyah branch, founded by Shaykh Hamallah, is centered in Nioro, Mali, and is also present in Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Niger. One of its most prominent members is the novelist and historian Amadou Hampâté Bâ, who preserved and advocated the teachings of Thierno Bokar (Cerno Bokar), the "Sage of Banjagara". (See Brenner, 2000.) * Lusaka, Zambia (Southern African subregional headquarters) * Niamey (Niamey, Niger), Niger (West African subregional headquarters) Interviewed in January 2011 by the monthly panafrican magazine ''Première Ligne'', she denounced the interference of France and the international community in internal politics of Côte d'Ivoire and criticized Nicolas Sarkozy's support for Alassane Ouattara as a "political mistake". Denouncing a "double standards diplomacy", she claimed that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is not legitimate to decide a military intervention in Côte d'Ivoire since it had not intervened in Niger after the coup d'état (2010 Nigerien coup d'état) led by Salou Djibo on 18 February 2010. At the age of 30, after losing his family, Pierre Verger took up the career of journalistic photographer. Over the next 15 years, he traveled the four continents, documenting many civilizations that would soon be effaced by progress. His destinations included Tahiti (1933); United States, Japan, and China (1934 and 1937); Italy, Spain, Sudan (now Mali), Niger, Upper Volta (French Upper Volta), Togo and Dahomey (now Benin, 1935); the West Indies (1936); Mexico (1937, 1939, and 1957); the Philippines and Indochina (now Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, 1938); Guatemala and Ecuador (1939); Senegal (as a conscript, 1940); Argentina (1941), Peru and Bolivia (1942 and 1946); and finally Brazil (1946). His photographs were featured in magazines such as Paris-Soir, Daily Mirror (under the pseudonym of ''Mr. Lensman''), Life (Life Magazine), and Paris Match. * '''Mauritania''': see Rail transport in Mauritania * '''Niger''': see Rail transport in Niger * '''Nigeria''': see Rail transport in Nigeria Commons:Category:Niger Wikipedia:Niger Dmoz:Regional Africa Niger

poor education

serious challenges to development due to its landlocked position, desert terrain, poor education and poverty of its people, lack of infrastructure, poor health care, and environmental degradation. Nigerien society reflects a diversity drawn from the long independent histories of its several ethnic groups and regions and their relatively short period living in a single state. Historically, what is now Niger has been on the fringes of several large states. Since independence, Nigeriens have

national red

the "Jordan National Red Sea Development Project" (JRSP). This is a plan to convey seawater from the Red Sea near Aqaba to the Dead Sea. Water would be desalinated along the route to provide freshwater to Jordan, with the brine discharge sent to the Dead Sea for replenishment. * Further related projects include: (i) diverting and or damming the River Niger to help irrigation and hydro-electric power in Mali and Niger; and (ii) diverting water from the Mediterranean

wrestling related

. Africa * '''Lutte Traditionnelle''', (fr. for ''Traditional Wrestling'') related styles of ''West African wrestling'', known as ''Laamb'' in Senegal, ''Boreh'' in The Gambia, ''Evala'' in Togo, and ''Lutte Traditionnelle'' in Niger and Burkina Faso. International competition takes place during the Jeux de la Francophonie and the newly organised Championnat d'Afrique de lutte traditionnelle (:fr:Championnat d'Afrique de lutte traditionnelle). U.S.S.R., South Turkmenistan, South Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sinai, Israel, Jordan, Syria Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Northern Sudan, Turkey, Arabia, and Oman. Commons:Category:Niger Wikipedia:Niger Dmoz:Regional Africa Niger

medical news

that the AIDS epidemic is accelerating despite the major efforts to stop it. (UN News Centre) (Medical News Today) (Reuters) '''Niger''' competed at the '''2000 Summer Olympics''' in Sydney, Australia. Geographic range Image:Bitis-arietans-range-map.png left

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

heavy quot

Such a ''nomen ex dissertatione'', however, remains an invalid name if not published together with a description. As Chabli had left the field of paleontology, the type species ''Lurdusaurus arenatus'' was formally named by Taquet and Dale Russell in 1999. The generic name is derived from Latin ''lurdus'', "heavy", with the same meaning as the original ''gravis''. The specific name (specific name (zoology)) ''arenatus'' means "sandy", like "tenerensis" a reference to the Tenere desert. P. Taquet and D. A. Russell, 1999, "A massively-constructed iguanodont from Gadoufaoua, Lower Cretaceous of Niger", ''Annales de Paléontologie'' '''85'''(1): 85-96 Commons:Category:Niger Wikipedia:Niger Dmoz:Regional Africa Niger

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

film running

WMD program. In 2006 and 2007, he was co-leader of the expedition Running the Sahara: an on-foot crossing of North Africa from Senegal to the Suez in Egypt. The expedition was filmed and edited into a documentary film, ''Running the Sahara'', narrated by Matt Damon and released in 2007 with the logistics support of Sam Rutherford at The Running the Sahara project began in Senegal, went through Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Libya, before culminating


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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