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Trade and Business in Niger, Niamey

Foreign Trade and Business in Niger, Agadez, Niamey (West Africa)

Niger is a West African country

  1. Nigerien population: 19.8 million inhabitants
  2. Niger is a landlocked country
  3. Niger has always been a link between the Maghreb, Central Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa
  4. The Republic of Niger is “one of the most emerging countries” according to the UNDP (UN Development Program)
  5. Niger is the world's second largest uranium producer
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  7. Niger share borders with Algeria (170 kilometres), Benin, Burkina Faso, Libya (354 kilometres), Mali, Nigeria (Maiduguri) and Chad

The eight regions of Niger are:

  1. Agadez
  2. Diffa
  3. Dosso
  4. Maradi: Nigerien economic capital
  5. Niamey: capital of the Republic of Niger
    1. Population of Niamey: 1.3 million people
    2. Niamey is a “distinct urban community” composed by 5 communes
  6. Tahoua
  7. Tillabéri
  8. Zinder

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The name of the capital is the same as that of the region.

  1. Each Nigerien region is divided into 63 departments
  2. 265 Communes: 52 urban and 213 rural (12,700 villages)
  3. 4 urban communities

Foreign Trade and Business in Niger (Exports)

  1. Population density of Niger: 13,5 inhabitants/km²
  2. Religion of the Republic of Niger: Sunni Islam (96% of the Nigerien population)
  3. Area of Niger: 1.267,000 km²
  4. Niger is a semi-presidential Republic
  5. Niger obtained its Independence from France in 1960
  6. Calling code of Niger: 227
  7. Country code top-level domain of Niger: .ne

Foreign Trade and Business in Niger (Exports)

The Nigerien Songhai Historian and poet HE Boubou Hama was born in Foneko (Niger)

Boubou Hama (Niger)

Trade Organisations (Niger)

  1. WAEMU
  2. U.S.-WAEMU Agreement
  4. Niger Basin Authority
  5. OHADA
  6. CEN-SAD
  7. G5 Sahel

West African Economic and Monetary Union WAEMU/ UEMOA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo

Niger Basin Authority: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria

  1. African Union
  3. Economic Commission for Africa
  4. African Development Bank

Transport and Logistics in Niger

Benin-Niger-Burkina Faso-Ivory Coast Railway Loop

Benin-Niger-Burkina Faso-Ivory Coast Railway Loop

  1. National Road N1: Niamey-Dosso-Maradi-Zinder-Diffa-N'Guigmi
  2. National Road N25: Niamey, Birni Konni (Border with Nigeria), Tahoua, Agadez, Arlit

The Autonomous Port of Cotonou is the principal port of the Nigerien exports (uranium)

  1. Cotonou (Benin), Porto-Novo, Parakou, Kandi, Niger Highway

Port of Cotonou, Benin. Access to Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. Maritime Transport Course

Access to the Autonomous Port of Lomé.

Nigerien Ethnicities

  1. Hausa
    1. 55% of the Nigerien population
    2. Hausa live in the Central region and east of Niger, Hausa are very important in Nigeria
  2. Zarma
    1. 18,2% of the Nigerien population

Other minor Nigerien ethnic groups (less than 10% of the population)

  1. Tuareg: 9% of the Nigerien population, North and North-East of Niger
  2. Fula: 8% of the Nigerien population
  3. Kanouri: 4% of the Nigerien population, East of Niger
  4. Songhai: 4% of the Nigerien population, West of Niger
  5. Gourmantché (Gurma), Toubou, Arab and Buduma

Languages of Niger

The official language of Niger is French but Arab is very used by the Nigerien.

  1. Hausa: 56% of the Nigerien population
  2. Songhai and Zarma: 19% of the Nigerien population
  3. Tuareg (Tamajeq): 8% of the Nigerien population
  4. Fulfuldé (Fula): 8% of the Nigerien population
  5. Kanouri: 4,8% of the Nigerien population
  6. Other minority languages are Gourmantché (Gurma), Toubou and Buduma

History of Niger

  1. VIII millennium BC: ceramics from the Aïr massif (Sahara)
  2. I millennium BC, the Berbers (Maghreb) arrive by the Trans-Saharan routes to Niger, the native populations are displaced towards the South (Sahel)
  3. Creation of the Songhai Empire (7th century), from the 10th century the capital of the Songhai Empire was Gao
  4. 11th Century: Islamisation of Niger (conversion to Islam of the Kings of Moukia)
  5. Fall of the Songhai Empire (591) due to the attacks of the Saadians
  6. 17th - 19th centuries: Hausa (in the south), Tuareg and Fula control the region
  7. 1890: France conquer Niger.
  8. 1922: beginning of the French Colonisation (French West Africa)
  9. Since 2011 Niger has a democratic government

Higher Education in Niger

Niger is a member of the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES)

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