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Background Information

  • Niger is a vast landlocked country which economy is dominated by the rural subsistence agriculture, herding, the declining uranium – mining sector and mainly informal trading activities
  • Niger was ranked 173rd of 174 countries of UNDP’s Human Development Index.Sixty three per cent of Niger’s population lives on less than a dollar a day
  • Major Companies in the country
    COMINAK: Uranium Mining SOMAIR : Uranium Mining , NIGELEC: Electricity, SONITEL: Telecoms
  • The political stability since 2001 let expect some better days for Niger’s economy.
  • Companies are expecting for an embellishment of their competitiveness on other west African countries’ markets.
  • But the political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, a country accounting for 40% of UEMOA, the West African Countries Monetary Union is deeply affecting the country as many natives of Niger are working there and use to send huge amounts of money, sustaining so their parents.


Capital Niamey
Currency Franc CFA


Major Ethnic Groups                             Haoussa 55.4%, Djerma Sonrai 21%, Touareg 9.3%, Peuhl 8.5%, Kanouri Manga 4.7%, other 1.2% (2001 census)
Main Languages French (official), Hausa, Djerma
Religious Breakdown Muslim 80%, other (includes indigenous beliefs and Christian) 20%
Population Male 48.6 %
Female 51%
HIVAIDS 70,000 (2003 est.)
Labour Force 70,000 salaried workers, 60% of whom are employed in the public sector (2002 est.)
Labour Force by Occupation:     agriculture: 90%
industry: 6%
services: 4%
Literacy: Age 15 and over that can read or write
Male 42.9%
Female 15.1% (2005 est.)


Government Republic
Constitution new constitution adopted 18 July 1999
Legal System                                         based on French civil law system and customary law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
Chief of State President Mamadou TANDJA (since 22 December 1999)
Head of Government President Mamadou TANDJA (since 22 December 1999)
Elections Mamadou TANDJA reelected president; percent of vote - Mamadou TANDJA 65.5%, Mahamadou ISSOUFOU 34.5%
Cabinet 26-member Cabinet appointed by the president
Prime Minister Prime Minister Seyni OUMAROU (since 3 June 2007)

Banking And Business

Banking & Office Hours  
GDP $12.36 billion (2006 est.)
Composition By Sector                                                                                                             agriculture: 39%
industry: 17%
services: 44% (2001)
Industries uranium mining, cement, brick, soap, textiles, food processing, chemicals, slaughterhouses
Electricity Production 232 million kWh (2004)
Transportation Roadways total: 14,565 km
paved: 3,641 km
unpaved: 10,924 km (2004)
Air Transport with paved runways: total: 9
2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
under 914 m: 1 (2006)
Economy Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking last on the United Nations Development Fund index of human development. It is a landlocked, Sub-Saharan nation, whose economy centers on subsistence crops, livestock, and some of the world's largest uranium deposits.
Exports $222 million f.o.b. (2004 est.) – uranium ore, livestock, cowpeas, onions
Imports $588 million f.o.b. (2004 est.) – foodstuffs, machinery, vehicles and parts, petroleum, cereals
Major trading partners France, US, Nigeria, Russia, China, French Polynesia, Cote d'Ivoire

Schooling And Holidays

Public Holidays                        

1 Jan New Year's Day
20 Mar Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet Mohammed)
24 Mar Easter Monday
24 Apr National Concord Day
1 May Labour Day
3 Aug Independence Day
2 Oct Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
9 Dec Tabaski (Feast of the Sacrifice)
18 Dec Republic Day
25 Dec Christmas Day



Tv Stations

Local Television

2Public : Tv Sahel (National Coverage)
1 Private (free tv) Tv Ténéré

International Television

Canal+Horizons (francophon pay tv)
Many others stations broadcasted by satellite

Radio Stations

Radio Niger
Radio Anfani (Niamey)
Radio Ténéré (Niamey)
Radio Sarranouia (Niamey)
Radio Kakaki (Niamey)
Radio Tambara (Niamey)
Radio R& M (Niamey)



3 dailies
4 weeklies
4 weeklies
2 Magazines
Power Circulation : approx 3000 for dailies
No transparency Market
No Media survey
Major contents are concentrated in politics

Outdoor Media

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