Niger is a Muslim country that is one of the poorest in the entire world; malaria is widespread as is Illiteracy. A great deal of Niger is desert but there is a fertile area round the river Niger. Niger is north of Central African Republic. Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Nigeria and Mali border Niger. [1] [2] Dictatorship, Civil war and periodic Drought hindered Economic development in Niger.

Slavery was endemic in Niger for centuries but was officially banned in 2003. Thousands of people are still treated as slaves in Niger. [3]


  1. Niger
  2. Niger, Country Specific Information
  3. Niger country profile - Overview

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