Niger

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INFORMATION

Capital: Niamey

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Mahamadou Issoufou

Economy:

  • Agriculture contributes about 40% of GDP and provides livelihood for about 80% of the population.
  • Sizable reserves of oil.
  • Drought, desertification, and strong population growth have undercut the economy.

Population: 19,245,344 (2017)

Land Size: 1.27 million sq km (489,000 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Hausa: 55.4%
  • Djerma Sonrai: 21%
  • Tuareg: 9.3%
  • Peuhl: 8.5%
  • Kanouri Manga: 4.7%
  • Other: 1.2% (2001 census)
Religions:

  • Muslim: 80%
  • Other (includes Indigenous African Religions and Christian): 20%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Hausa
  • Djerma

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RECENT NEWS

  • Wed - Feb 6, 2019: Burundi and Niger Share Spoils in Six-Goal Thriller - AllAfrica News: Niger
    [CAF] Burundi produced a stunning comeback to overturn a two-goal deficit in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Niger in Group B of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey.
  • Fri - Feb 1, 2019: Debutant Young Menas Dream Big - AllAfrica News: Niger
    [CAF] Host Niger has a determination and ambition to succeed on both sides: a successful organization and the winning of the trophy. The challenge may seem big for a debutant.