COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Mahamadou Issoufou
Population: 22,772,361 (2020)
Land Size: 1.27 million sq km (489,000 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Thu - Jul 29, 2021: Niger's Need to Improve the Education of Girls - AllAfrica News: Niger
[Chatham House] As the replenishment of the Global Partnership for Education kicks off, the British ambassador to Niger writes about the country's need to keep girls in school
- Wed - Jul 14, 2021: President Tebboune Announces Opening of Borders Between Algeria, Niger to Ease Trade Exchanges - AllAfrica News: Niger
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -- President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, announced Tuesday in Algiers the opening of the land borders between Algeria and Niger to ease trade exchanges between the two countries.
- Mon - Jul 12, 2021: Dozens Die in 'Terrorist' Attack in Restive Niger-Mali Border Zone - AllAfrica News: Niger
[RFI] Five civilians, four soldiers and 40 armed attackers were killed on Sunday in a clash in Niger's southwest region near the border with Mali, according to a statement from the authorities in Niger's capital, Niamey.
- Sat - Jul 10, 2021: We Need Technological Assistance - President Bazoum - AllAfrica News: Niger
[DW] Amid growing Islamist violence in the Sahel, Niger's new President Mohamed Bazoum explains how he plans on tackling terrorism in his country.
- Fri - Jul 9, 2021: Merkel Promises Continued Support for Niger - AllAfrica News: Niger
[DW] The chancellor welcomed President Mohamed Bazoum to Berlin, praising the good things his country was doing while underscoring the difficult challenges it faced -- not least the terrorism that dominates the Sahel region.