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  AllRefer.com - Niger, country, Africa : Economy (Niger Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The economy of Niger is overwhelmingly agricultural, with about 90% of the workforce engaged in farming (largely of a subsistence type).
Niger has a very limited transportation network; there is no railroad, and most of the country's all-weather roads are confined to the south and southwest.
Niger is landlocked and has only poor access to the sea.
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 Niger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Niger was an important economic crossroads, and the empires of Songhai, Mali, Gao, Kanem, and Bornu, as well as a number of Hausa states, claimed control over portions of the area.
As a reflection of Niger's increasing population, the unicameral National Assembly was expanded in 2004 to 113 deputies elected for a 5 year term under a majority system of representation.
Fourteen percent of Niger's GDP is generated by livestock production--camels, goats, sheep, and cattle--said to support 29% of the population.
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 Search Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Niger Nigernī´jer, great river of W Africa, c.2,600 mi (4,180 km) long, rising on the Fouta Djallon plateau, SW Republic of Guinea, and flowing NE through Guinea and into the Mali Republic.
Niger -> Economy The economy of Niger is overwhelmingly agricultural, with about 90% of the workforce engaged in farming (largely of a subsistence type).
Niger -> Land and People Niger is extremely arid except along the Niger River in the southwest and near the border with Nigeria in the south, where there are strips of savanna.
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 Niger
Niger is a vast landlocked country with an estimated population of 10.3 million concentrated in a narrow band of arable land along its southern border.
Niger experienced a short-lived period of sustained growth in the late 1970’s, recording double-digit GDP growth rates in some years, when activity was stimulated by the uranium boom.
The Niger region was penetrated early by Muslim missionaries for it was on the central caravan route from North Africa to the Hausa States and the empires of Mali and Songhai.
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 Encyclopedia article: Economy of Niger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
One of the poorest countries in the world, Niger's economy is based largely on subsistence crops, livestock, and some of the world's largest uranium deposits.
Exploitable deposits of gold are known to exist in Niger in the region between the Niger River (An African river; flows into the South Atlantic) and the border with Burkina Faso (A desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960).
Niger shares a common currency, the CFA franc (additional info and facts about CFA franc), and a common central bank, the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), with six other members of the West African Monetary Union.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/ec/economy_of_niger.htm   (1267 words)

  
 Background Notes Archive - Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
While the economy deteriorated over the course of the transition, certain accomplishments stand out, including the successful conduct of a constitutional referendum, the adoption of key legislation such as the electoral and rural codes, and the holding of three nationwide elections, all of which were free, fair and non-violent.
ECONOMY One of the poorest countries in the world, Niger's economy is based largely on subsistence crops, livestock, and some of the world's largest uranium deposits.
Niger's 1993 elections were smooth and successful, in part due to the donors' 56 percent contribution (25 percent of the total from the French) to the election budget.
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 Niger, country, Africa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Niger is extremely arid except along the Niger River in the southwest and near the border with Nigeria in the south, where there are strips of savanna.
In E Niger, Bilma, a salt-mining center, was on another important trans-Saharan route that linked N Africa with the state of Bornu (located in present-day NE Nigeria).
Niger achieved full independence on Aug. 3, 1960, and Hamani Diori, the leader of the PPN, became its first president; he was reelected in 1965 and 1970.
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 Africa > Niger > Country Information > Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Niger is one of the world's poorest countries with a per capita annual income of around $200.
The economy of Niger is essentially concentrated on subsistence agriculture, the import and export trade and a small cotton industry.
Animal husbandry is an occupation common to the Niger’s large nomadic population, particularly as the arable area is under 5% of the total country.
www.journeymart.com /DExplorer/Africa/Niger/ciEconomy.htm   (196 words)

  
 MapZones.com : Niger Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The private area of the economy consists partly of a multitude of small enterprises and partly of enterprises belonging to large French or international companies.
The government, through the agency of the Development Bank of the Republic of Niger, which is funded partly by aid from abroad, has promoted the establishment of many companies, including real estate, road transport, air transport, and agricultural processing enterprises.
Niger is a poor, landlocked Sub-Saharan nation, whose economy centers on subsistence agriculture, animal husbandry, reexport trade, and increasingly less on uranium, because of declining world demand.
www.mapzones.com /world/africa/niger/economyindex.php   (302 words)

  
 Niger - Wikitravel
Niger is a landlocked West African country with a population of 11,000,000.
From mid-December to March the Niger is navigable 300 km, from Niamey to Gaya on the Benin frontier.
Niger is one of the safest countries in West Africa.
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 The economy (from Niger) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Devoting their attention primarily to the active economies of the Niger delta, the Lagos hinterland, and the Gold Coast, British traders had secured $24 million of business a year, compared with...
The Abuja Federal Capital Territory is on Niger state's eastern border, and the Republic of Benin is its western border.
Niger's financial crisis deepened during 2000, particularly as a result of the sharp declines in world prices for its primary export, uranium.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-55028?tocId=55028   (829 words)

  
 Economy of Niger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Niger is a poor, landlocked Sub-Saharan nation, whose economy centers on subsistence agriculture, animal husbandry, re-export trade, and increasingly less on uranium, its major export since the 1970s.
In 2005 the UN drew attention to the increased need for foreign aid given severe problems with drought and locusts resulting in a famine endangering the lives around a million people.
Nigers marginal income tax rate is 52% once income exceeds US$600 per year.
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 How capitalism has caused famine in Niger - West Africa Economy - Anarkismo
Niger is the second poorest country in the world.
The UN agreed with the Niger government, and refused to distribute free food on the basis that this would interfere with the free market and could harm the country's development out of poverty.
Finally, the Niger government,along with its foreign donor countries and the UN, resided and agreed toallow the distribution of free food.
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 Niger (09/05)
While the economy deteriorated over the course of the transition, certain accomplishments stand out, including the successful conduct of a constitutional referendum; the adoption of key legislation such as the electoral and rural codes; and the holding of several free, fair, and nonviolent nationwide elections.
As a reflection of Niger’s increasing population, the unicameral legislature was expanded in 2004 to 113 deputies elected for a 5-year term under a majority system of representation.
Niger maintains an embassy in the United States at 2204 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008 (tel.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5474.htm   (4213 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
With the ascendancy of crude oil in the Nigerian economy, the Niger Delta Region is synonymous, in the perception of many Nigerians, with the oil producing areas of Nigeria.
The Niger Delta Region has thus increasingly emerged as a distinct socio-economic-political formation, characterized by huge resource extraction from it over the years to the rest of the world and re-cycled for development of the Nigerian people and communities (minus the people and communities of the Niger Delta Region).
It is significant to note that the Niger Delta did not share much of the urban-based post-civil-war industrialization experience, but, as predominantly rural and agricultural area, the Niger Delta shared much of the experience of the stagnation and decline in its agricultural and rural economy.
www.deltastate.gov.ng /nddc040803.htm   (3261 words)

  
 Second US-SSA AGOA Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The economy of Niger focuses on rural, subsistence agriculture, re-export trade and a small cotton industry and is thus largely affected by weather conditions.
The mining industry in Niger is key to its economy and is a major source of foreign exchange and government revenue.
Niger is a poor, landlocked Sub-Saharan nation, whose economy centers on subsistence agriculture, animal husbandry, re-export trade, and increasingly less on uranium, because of declining world demand.
www.agoa.mu /niger.htm   (687 words)

  
 Niger - Background
Niger is a large land-locked country in West Africa, and it shares with Mali and Chad, two neighboring landlocked countries, the constraints of limited natural resources and recurrent drought.
economy centers on subsistence agriculture, animal husbandry, re-export trade, and increasingly less on uranium, its major export since the 1970s, affected severely by the declining international demand and lower prices for the mineral.
A coup in April 1999 led to the assassination of the president and the emergence of a new military leader who used to be the commander of the presidential guard.
www.uneca.org /aisi/nici/country_profiles/Niger/nigab.htm   (294 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Business | IMF worries over Niger's economy
IMF officials visited Niger to conduct the first review since approving a new plan for growth and poverty reduction.
A food crisis has hampered Niger's economy, leaving about a quarter of the population with food shortages.
"Niger's performance - against the background of the food crisis - has been mixed, with some progress made in the structural area," the IMF said in a statement.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/2/hi/business/4222728.stm   (235 words)

  
 Niger -> Economy on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Invasive Aspergillus niger with fatal pulmonary oxalosis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The Politics of Ethnicity in the Niger Delta of Nigeria.
Property reckoning and methods of accumulating wealth among the Ogoni of the Eastern Niger Delta.
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 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Country Profile for Niger including economic and travel overviews and directories of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Niger is an independent, democratically governed republic that lies to the north of Nigeria.
The international time zone for Niger is GMT and the international dialling code is +227.
Niger’s economy is dominated by subsistence agriculture, herding and informal economic activities.
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 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Niger @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
NIGER [Niger], officially Republic of Niger, republic (1996 est.
At the Conference of Berlin (1884-85) the territory of Niger was placed within the French sphere of influence.
In 1900, Niger was made a military territory within Upper Senegal-Niger, and in 1922 it was constituted a separate colony within French West Africa.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1E1:Niger&refid=ip_almanac_hf   (1320 words)

  
 Niger Economy 1997 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Economy - overview Niger is a poor, landlocked Sub-Saharan nation, whose recent GDP growthhas barely matched the rapid growth of population.
The economy is centeredon subsistence agriculture, animal husbandry, and reexport trade, and increasinglyless on uranium, its major export throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Terms oftrade with Nigeria, Niger's largest regional trade partner, have improveddramatically since the 50% devaluation of the African franc in January 1994;this devaluation boosted exports of livestock, peas, onions, and the productsof Niger's small cotton industry.
www.photius.com /wfb1997/niger/niger_economy.html   (373 words)

  
 Niger - Economy
Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, a landlocked Sub-Saharan nation, whose economy centers on subsistence crops, livestock, and some of the world's largest uranium deposits.
Drought cycles, desertification, a 3.3% population growth rate, and the drop in world demand for uranium have undercut the economy.
In December 2000, Niger qualified for enhanced debt relief under the International Monetary Fund program for Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) and concluded an agreement with the Fund on a Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF).
www.exxun.com /Niger/e_ec.html   (582 words)

  
 Economy of Niger - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal
Economy - overview: Niger is a poor, landlocked Sub-Saharan nation, whose economy centers on subsistence agriculture, animal husbandry, reexport trade, and increasingly less on uranium, its major export since the 1970s.
Millet, sorghum, and cassava are Niger's principal rainfed subsistence crops.
The Treasury of the Government of France[?] supplements the BCEAO's international reserves in order to maintain a fixed rate of 100 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine[?]) to the French franc (to the Euro as of January 1, 2002).
www.artpolitic.org /infopedia/ec/Economy_of_Niger.html   (1372 words)

  
 Niger
Economy overview: Niger is a poor, landlocked Sub-Saharan nation, whose economy centers on subsistence agriculture, animal husbandry, and re-export trade, and increasingly less on uranium, because of declining world demand.
The government relies on bilateral and multilateral aid - which was suspended following the April 1999 coup d'etat - for operating expenses and public investment.
The IMF approved a $73 million poverty reduction and growth facility for Niger in 2000 and announced $115 million in debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative.
www.paulnoll.com /Locations/visiting-Niger.html   (348 words)

  
 afrol News: Niger's economy back on track
Eduardo Aninat, Acting Chairman of the IMF, in a statement said: "After two years of recession, Niger's economic activity rebounded markedly in 2001 as a result of a record cereals crop favoured by good climatic conditions.
The authorities' revised economic and financial program for 2002 had preserved the main objectives of the original program and continued to be based on the authorities' poverty reduction strategy, while taking into account a shortfall of external budgetary assistance and new expenditure pressures on the budget.
Before end-2002, the government intends to implement a new public accounting and budget nomenclature system, complete the preparation of the financial restructuring of the National Postal and Savings Office, establish an operational multisectoral regulatory agency, privatise the electricity company, and decide on the future of two banks under temporary management by the central bank.
www.afrol.com /News2002/nir006_econ_growth.htm   (411 words)

  
 Power Line: So What Was Iraq Buying From Niger?
Niger is one of the world's poorest countries; what, exactly, might it have to sell that Iraq would want to buy?
Here is what the World Bank tells us: In 1991, Niger's exports totaled a minuscule $270 million, of which $199 million was uranium.
Iraq had bought uranium from Niger in the 1980's, and in 1999 one of Iraq's principal advocates of nuclear weapons development was sent on a trade mission to Niger.
www.powerlineblog.com /archives/004151.php   (671 words)

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