COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Mahamadou Issoufou
Population: 19,245,344 (2017)
Land Size: 1.27 million sq km (489,000 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Tue - Oct 9, 2018: Niger Tells Assembly UN Alone Can Solve Its Problems of Climate Change, Migration, Poverty and Terrorism - AllAfrica News: Niger
[UN News] From the podium of the General Assembly, Niger - victim of the quadruple scourge of climate change, migration, poverty and terrorism - gave a ringing endorsement of the United Nations on Saturday as the "irreplaceable" Organization capable of resolving these and a host of other problems.
- Tue - Oct 9, 2018: Three Cases of Polio Detected in Niger - AllAfrica News: Niger
[Vanguard] Health officials have detected three cases of polio in southern Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the health ministry said Friday, just months after a major UN vaccination operation.
- Fri - Sep 14, 2018: Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But... - AllAfrica News: Niger
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today.
- Fri - Sep 14, 2018: Arid Niger a 'Model for Africa' As Desert Blooms - AllAfrica News: Niger
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dargue, Niger -Four out of five of Niger's people eke out a living through farming or fishing, yet three-quarters of the country is arid