Niger

What is Niger known for?


nearby presence

locations are characterized by cooler temperatures than encountered elsewhere at comparable latitudes (due to the nearby presence of cold ocean currents) and frequent fog and low clouds, despite the fact that these places rank among the driest on earth in terms of actual precipitation received. This climate is sometimes labelled ''BWn'' and examples can be found at Lima, Peru and Walvis Bay, Namibia. The ''BSn'' category can be found in foggy coastal steppes. * On occasion


charity based

; They are known for their beauty (both men and women), elaborate attire and rich cultural ceremonies. thumb (Image:CFAS LOGO.png) '''Computers for African Schools''' is a charity based in the United Kingdom which aims to give children in developing African countries the opportunitiy to gain experience with and understanding of computers and IT. As of the end of 2011 CFAS had sent 30,000 computer systems to five main CFAS programme countries: Zambia (11,500), Zimbabwe (7,500), Malawi (5,500), Tanzania (900), and Zanzibar (800); and smaller quantities (4000 in total) have also been donated to partner NGO's in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Gambia, Egypt, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Niger, Ethiopia and Liberia. More than 1500 schools have computer labs set up through the scheme. Every state and mission secondary school in Zambia has been provided with at least 10 computers through the scheme. Natural range Barbary Sheep are found naturally in northern Africa in Algeria, Tunisia, northern Chad, Egypt, Libya, northern Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger and Sudan (west of the Nile and east of the Nile in the Red Sea Hills). Commons:Category:Niger Wikipedia:Niger Dmoz:Regional Africa Niger


taking good

as taking good care of guests is a point of honour and gives people great pleasure. Don't comment out loud when you see poverty or things in disrepair and please don't remind Nigeriens about how poor their country is. Dress conservatively, which means no shorts, no skirts above the knees, and no tank tops. For women, dressing revealingly can be seen as very offensive, even in Niamey. Also, dress nicely, as clothes determine how well you are treated back. Avoid drunken behaviour, since alcohol is prohibited in the Muslim religion and greatly frowned-upon in Niger. Always ask people, especially camel drivers, market sellers, and the elderly, before taking a photograph. Many Nigeriens still find it offensive. Slavery is still relatively common in the central areas, away from the towns. You can generally spot slaves by the unadorned, solid ankle bracelets on both feet, which look like manacles and may well serve that purpose. Unless you feel particularly brave, discussion of the subject with either victims or perpetrators is probably best avoided. Connect See the Friends of Niger website for discussion boards where you can ask questions before you go to Niger and maybe get some Nigeriens or others to fill you in. Commons:Category:Niger Wikipedia:Niger Dmoz:Regional Africa Niger


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


attempt made

documents initially revealed by Italian Military intelligence (Sismi). These documents seem to depict an attempt made by Saddam Hussein in Iraq to purchase yellowcake uranium powder from Niger during the Iraq disarmament crisis. Iraq and WMD In late 2002, the Bush administration (Presidency of George W. Bush) began soliciting support for war in Iraq using the political slogan "coalition of the willing" to refer to what later became the Multinational


international activities

in İzmir had celebrated the traditional spring festival ''Dana Bayramı'' ("Calf Festival") until the 1960s. ''Dana Bayramı'' is currently revived among the younger generation of Afro-Turks. Program International activities are an important part of the Scout program. About 90% of the CaraPio summer camps are held abroad. The older members are involved in several development projects in Senegal, Niger, Chile, Bolivia and India. For these projects, the LGS has founded an independent Non-governmental organization, the ''Guiden a Scouten mat der Drëtter Welt'' (Guides and Scouts for the Third World). * In New Zealand, the Kawerau District (Kawerau) territorial authority (Territorial authorities of New Zealand) is completely surrounded by the Whakatane District (Whakatane). * In Niger, the capital district of Niamey is surrounded by the department of Tillabéri (Tillabéri (department)). * In North Korea: In South Pyongan province, Ch'ŏngnam district is an enclave in Mundŏk county. Commons:Category:Niger Wikipedia:Niger Dmoz:Regional Africa Niger


including black

, with some tribes traditionally migrating into northern Mali and Niger. As with most Saharan peoples, the tribes reflect a highly mixed heritage, combining Arab, Berber, and other influences, including black African ethnic and cultural characteristics. - Niger Niamey - * January 26 – Whitewater scandal: U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies before a grand jury. * January 27 – Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara

, Berber (Berber people), and other influences, including black African ethnic and cultural characteristics. The latter were primarily acquired through mixing with Wolouf, Soninke (Soninke people) and other populations of the southern Sahel, and through the acquisition of slaves (slavery) by wealthier nomad families. The '''Songhai''' (also '''Songhay''' or '''Sonrai''') are west Africa people who speak Songhai languages, the ''lingua franca'' of the Songhai


annual traditional

'' dance, 1997. The Guérewol festival is a traditional Wodaabe cultural event that takes place in Abalak in Tahoua region (Tahoua Region) or In'Gall (In-Gall) in Agadez Region. It is an annual traditional courtship ritualpracticed by the Wodaabe (Fula) people of Niger. During this ceremony, young men dressed in elaborate ornamentation and made up in traditional face painting gather in lines to dance and sing, vying for the attentions of marriageable young women. The Guérewol festival


detailed population

. The Kandadji Dam on the Niger River, whose construction started in August 2008, is expected to improve agricultural production in the Tillaberi Department by providing water for the irrigation of 6,000 hectares initially and of 45,000 hectares by 2034. DETAILED-POPULATION-RESETTLEMENT-PLAN.PDF "Kandadji"

; Ecosystems Regeneration and Niger Valley Development Programme (KERNVDP), Detailed Population Resettlement Plan , Executive Summary, Republic of Niger, Prime Minister's Office, High Commission for Niger Valley African Development Bank, February 2008, p. 3-4. Drought and food crisis As one of the sahelian nations in West Africa, Niger has faced several droughts over the years which led to food shortages


military fashion

) are the military and paramilitary forces of Niger, under the president as supreme commander. They consist of the Niger Army (Armée de Terre), the Niger Air Force (Armée de l'Air) and the auxiliary paramilitary forces, such as the National Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie nationale) (Gendarmerie Nationale (Niger)) and the National Guard (Garde Nationale) (National Guard of Niger). Both paramilitary forces are trained in military fashion and have some military responsibilities in wartime. In peace time their duties

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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