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Niger

Niger

Population: 21.48 mn.
GDP: $8.12 bn.
Debt: $3.75 bn.

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President Tandja goes for a third term

He may deny it but President Mamadou Tandja began the process of changing the constitution to prolong his mandate in December 2008

After decades of coups and assassinations, Nigeriens had hoped that President Mamadou Tandja would stabilise the country and peacefully hand over to his successor. Instead, he deci...


Competition for Niger's uranium

Niger is the world's third-largest uranium producer, extracting about 3,300 tonnes per year. Prices rose to US$55 per pound in June, up more than 35% since April; nuclear power is ...


Revolt in the desert

As uranium, and maybe oil, raise hopes of income, northern Tuareg rebels have gone to war again

Niger’s latest rebellion is getting worse, although President Mamadou Tandja refuses to acknowledge its existence (AC Vol 48 Nos 8 & 18). The recently formed Mouvement des Nigé...


Yellowcake rebellion

President Mamadou Tandja has declared a state of alert in the north, the base of Niger's fast growing uranium industry, after attacks on key targets killed some 50 government soldi...


Areva in hot water

The war of words between two non-governmental agencies and French nuclear energy company AREVA escalated last week, with public accusations of malpractice in the extraction of uran...


'Drowning season'

While Europe strives to keep out African would-be migrants, Algeria and, increasingly, Libya daily dump hundreds of them, penniless, south across the border into Niger. The Europea...


Explosive uranium

Niger is at the centre of a row over intelligence used to justify the United States' invasion of Iraq and the deepening personal battle between President George W. Bush's White Hou...


Blaming each other

Everyone was warned about the food crisis but politicians ignored it

Quarrels between aid agencies, politicians and United Nations organisations continue as Niger 's people starve. As UN Secretary General Kofi Annan arrived in Niamey for talks with ...


Starting from scratch

A new democracy, an empty treasury and a hollow economy

Niger has calmed down since the elections of November 1999 put it back on the road to democracy, after several turbulent years. Politics were stabilised by the 59.9 per cent vote f...


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