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Africa Speaks: West African University Students Write About Their Lives
Essay and stories "...about growing up and living in West Africa on the fault line between traditional and western cultures. Topics include childhood; natural and manmade disasters; magic and belief, customs and rituals; love, courtship, marriage and divorce; family life; rural vs. urban living; politics and public issues; education; heritage; being an outsider. The texts were written in 1990-92 at the University of Niamey, Niger Republic, in classes taught by Dr. Patricia Stoll, Fulbright Professor of Writing and Literature." Photographs from Niger are included. Dr. Stoll also talks about her teaching experience at the University.

Afristat, l'Observatoire Economique et Statistique d'Afrique Subsaharienne
In French. Statistics for Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Centrafrique, Comores, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinee-Bissau, Guinee Equatoriale, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Senegal, Tchad, Togo, Guinee-Bissau et la Mauritanie. Has a directory of national statistical offices, a list of other country statistical sources, statistics on Taux de change, Climatologie, Demographie, Education, Sante, Activites economiques, Echanges exterieurs, Prix, Comptes nationaux, Monnaies - Finances, Indice mensuel des prix a la consommation, annual reports. Based in Bamako, Mali. Part of the "reseau REFER mis en place par l'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie."

Information on recordings by Niger musicians and how to obtain the music. Does not have audio files. A non-commercial site maintained by Fabrice Gaillard, network systems engineer in France.

Annuaires Afrique - Niger
In French. Yellow and white pages for Niger. Database of business, professionals, government offices. Site based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

French nuclear power company. Uranium mining agreements with the Niger government - "The Imouraren deposit is the largest known uranium deposit in Africa, and the world’s second largest, after Australia’s Olympic Dam deposit." See in English and French. Four employees of Areva were captured by the rebel group, Mouvement des Nigériens pour la Justice, MNJ / Niger Movement for Justice.

Association Alsace Niger
In French. Links to other Nigerians abroad pages.

Atlas of Natural and Agronomic Resources of Niger and Benin (University of Hohenheim)
In English and French. "Adapted Farming in West Africa." Summarizes spatial data related to sustainable land use planning." Maps of Political borders, Population, Topography, Climate: Precipitation, Soils, Vegetation, Urbanisation. Has a brief history of Niger, Benin language map. ArcView files. Users have "…free access to all basic data underlying the maps." Editors are K. Stahr, K. Vennemann, L. Herrmann, M. Von Oppen. The program is funded by the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft" (German Research Foundation) and by the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.

BANI (Base d'Anthropologie physique du Niger)
In French. "…une description de la plupart des sépultures préislamiques fouillées officiellement entre 1978 et 1992 dans le nord du Niger. Elle concerne au total 259 sépultures dont 187 sous monuments funéraires." "BANI comprend environ 1000 documents sur lesquels sont reportées des informations sous différentes formes (photos, dessins, textes, cartes géographiques)." On the site of the Institute de recherche pour le developpement.

  1. Types de document
  2. Carte du Niger
  3. Types de sépulture
  4. Inventaire des squelettes

Boston University, African Studies Library
Beth Restrick is Head of the African Studies Library. Information on hours, access, etc. Has a web online catalog, lists of African newspapers currently received and an extensive list of African newspapers on microfilm. Hosts the Archive of the Republic of Niger. Has many research guides - using primary sources, Africa and Islam,  "Web Resources for Peoples and Cultures of Africa," etc.  [KF]

British Library for Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK
Information on economic/social development. The library hosts an extensive online bibliography of development information in print, cd-rom, and on-line sources at ELDIS: Electronic Development Information System. Has some full-text articles. The library's online catalog, BLDS, includes journal article citations.

CARE - Niger
Use the Search form to locate information on Niger and CARE's Niger projects..

Center for Research Libraries (Chicago, Illinois) - Niger Newspapers
A list of Niger newspapers, on microfilm, held by the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago can be found through the Foreign Newspaper Database.
African Newspapers Currently Received by American Libraries, (revised Summer 1999) a union list of African newspaper holdings by African studies libraries compiled by Mette Shayne, lists Niger papers. 51 pages in Adobe pdf.
See also African Newspapers Currently Received in American Libraries (1997).

Committee to Protect Journalists
Based in New York city, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which does not accept govt. funding. Carries reports on media freedom by country.

Dune Télécom
In French. Internet and telephone service provider in Niger. "Dune Télécom est née de la libéralisation du marché des télécommunications au Niger en 2005..." Based in Niamey, Niger.

L'Echo des Frontieres.
Bulletin Régional de suivi des échanges transfrontaliers. Academic bulletin on trade, economic relations between Benin, Cameroun, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. Has the full text, in French. "Ce site fait partie du réseau Refer mis en place par l'AUPELF-UREF."

Ecole nationale d'administration, ENA
Has some of its masters in public administration memoires in full text online. "L'Ecole nationale d'administration recrute et forme la haute fonction publique de l'Etat." "ENA has welcomed many foreign students in its « International Cycles » since 1949."
Impacts des politiques d'ajustement structurel sur le fonctionnement de l'administration publique au Niger
/ Boubakar Tiemogo

Elections Around the World - Africa
Lists the main political parties and their political orientation, has some election results. Does cite the sources used such as Keesings. Has useful links to related web sites a directory of parties. Maintained by Wilfried P. C. G. Derksen.

Encarta Online Encyclopedia - Niger Page
One brief page on Niger.

Ethnologue - Niger
From the publication, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 13th ed. (Dallas, Tx.: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996), edited by Barbara F. Grimes. Provides numbers of speakers by language, dialects, linguistic affiliation, etc.
Main Page:

European Union - Niger Country Profile
One page, in English and French, on European Union relations with Niger.

Focus on Niger
Niger news, maps, photographs, flags, travel, Niger web sites, blogs by Niger Peace Corps Volunteers, web sites of Niger Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Maintained by Joel Mayer, a Niger Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Search the site to retrieve many articles/reports on Niger.

The FAO's Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture (GIEWS) has a section on agriculture et alimentation au Niger.

Food and Agriculture Organization. AQUASTAT
" information system on water in agriculture and rural development. It produces regional analyses and country profiles on water resources development, with emphasis on irrigation and drainage. Information on Niger, in French.

Food Security Project - Michigan State University - USAID
Joint project, since 1992, of MSU's Dept. of Agricultural Economics and USAID to increase food security in developing countries. The projects are described thru Project Fact Sheets; areas covered include the Sahel. Summaries are also available for the project's Policy Syntheses which include Niger, for ex. "The Impact of Millet, Sorghum, and Cowpea Research and Technology Transfer in Niger" by Valentina Mazzucato and Samba Ly. Ordering information for the full reports is available.

Friends of Niger
In English and French. Has links to many articles on Niger politics, its newsletter, The Camel Express, links to related sites, etc. "...a registered nonprofit corporation...The purpose of FON is to initiate and/or support activities related to Niger and its people and for the benefit of its membership." Members include Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and others who have lived in Niger.

Fulani Art and Life
YouTube video. "The Fulani people live at the south edge of the Sahara.This video shows them at home, tending their herds, making butter from the milk of their cows, weaving mats they use to cover their homes. There is Fulani music from the town of Dori, and scenes of the Guerewal dance of the Wodaabe of Niger." Includes map. Created by the late Professor Christopher Roy.

Graham (Billy) Center Archives, Wheaton College, IL
The Center's collections are from North American Protestant missionaries and some African churchs and organizations. Most records are 20th century; 75% concern east or central Africa. Has a list of "Collections with information about missions to Africa"; see the Burt Long and Ruth Long Collections. The Longs spent 34 years with the Sudan Interior Mission in Niger and other countries.

Groupe Sahélien d'Ingéniérie
In French. Internet service provider, web hosting and design. Has links to Niger sites created such as the Rotary Club.

Heitmann, Søren - Niger Photographs
Photographs from Niger.

Histoire de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
In French. Site created by historians from West African universities. Contents include un annuaire des historiens [with current research, publications, activities), news (conferences, publications, etc.), chronologies for West Africa and each of the countries covered: Burkina Faso, Togo, Niger, Mali, Sénégal. Has historical maps from the book, Afrique Noire. Histoire et civilisations, edited by Elikia M'BOKOLO (Paris, Hatier, 2004 - right click and open separately for a larger map) and a bibliography on West African history.

Has a databases of citations to history theses (Mémoires, maîtrises, DEA et thèses) from West African universities completed from 1970 à 2004.
Two studies on historiography - Historiographie nigérienne, bilan critique et perspectives by Kimba IKRISSA (includes a list of theses on Niger and memoires de maitrise from the Universite de Niamey plus graphs and statistics on theses production) and Sur les enjeux contemporains de l'histoire de l'Afrique by Pierre KIPRE. A study on historical methodology - Les sources européennes de l'histoire de l'Afrique noire du XVe au XIXe siècle. Quelle méthodologie ? by Simon-Pierre EKANZA. Has links to related sites. The web site has support from the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie.

Hotel Sofitel Gaweye
Brief information on the Sofitel hotel chain's hotel in Niamey plus city/country information.

Institut de Recherhe pour le Developpement, IRD (Niamey)

Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement. Horizon Database
Retrieve citations to journal articles, chapters in monographs, reports published by IRD (formerly ORSTOM) researchers from 1944 to date. Has a few full text articles (in Adobe PDF). Subjects covered are: Earth Sciences, Human Health, Oceanography and Hydrobiology, Economics & Social Sciences, Animal & Plant Biology, Fundamental Sciences & Techniques, Engineering & Information Sciences, Most publications are in French. Has abstracts for citations.

International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK). Has a keyword searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other sources. Also has a keyword search of messages posted to their email discussion list, Int-Boundaries.
News Database:
Int-Boundaries Discussion Archive:

International Census Collection Online Catalog, Population Research Center, Univ. of Texas (Austin) - Niger
A bibliography of census holdings, mainly population and housing censuses. Volumes may be borrowed thru interlibrary loan by U.S. libraries.
Niger page:
Main catalog:

International Crisis Group. A Course Correction for the Sahel Stabilisation Strategy.
"Since 2013, when it sent troops to Mali, France has led international efforts to root out Islamist militancy from the Sahel. Yet the jihadist threat has grown. Paris and its partners should reorient their military-centred approach toward helping improve governance in the region."  Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso.

International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House (IFEX)
Issues Actions Alerts, tracks threats to freedom of the press, radio. Do a keyword search by country to retrieve reports about African newspapers, and media related civil liberties issues. Has past alerts from 1995 to date. Based in Toronto, Canada.

Internauts de Ténéré
"Les Internautes du Ténéré sont un groupe d'amis nigériens." "Notre objectif est de présenter les actualités du Niger, le tourisme, la culture, le sport...en toute indépendance." Has links to Niger related sites, a page on the 4th Republic of Niger government. Maintained by Dan-Bouzoua Ali.

Internet Movie Database - Niger
Locate films about Niger.

Internet Society - Niger Chapter
Amadou Alou is chapter president,

Inter-Parliamentary Union (Geneva)
The international organization of national parliaments, established in 1889. Has -

  • Parline Database - directory of national parliaments with addresses, the electoral system, results of the last election, seats held by party, etc. Covers Niger.
  • Parlit Database - citations to articles on Niger "on the role, structure and working methods of national parliaments, on electoral systems, constitutional law, history and political science....The database includes references to over 7,000 books and studies as well as 30,000 articles taken from 160 periodicals."
  • the percentage of women in national parliaments including Niger
  • links to national parliament web sites - none for Niger as of fall 1998

Journal Anfani - Radio Privee (Niamey, Niger)
"Radio Anfani is an FM-station based in Niamey, Niger. It was created in 1995 as the first independent radio station in Niger. Its aggressive political reporting has made it the most popular radio stations in the country." It's Journal Anfani (june 1999) has, in French, articles on Radio Anfani, trade unions, local elections, politics, Y2K, relations with France, press freedom, telecommunications, national languages, urban poverty, literature, privitization, health military rule, etc.

Kime's International Law Directory
An internet version of the print directory published in the UK since 1892. Has brief Notes on the Legal System.

Mbendi - Niger Country Profile
Basic country information, a map, brief information on the mining and oilindustries. By MBendi Information Services (Pty) Ltd. a business consulting company in Claremont, South Africa.

Medecins sans Frontieres
Page on their work in Niger.

Le Monde diplomatique
A few older articles, in French, from the Paris newspaper.

Mouvement des Nigériens pour la Justice, MNJ / Niger Movement for Justice
Blog of the MNJ. Organization fighting the Niger Government, begun Feb. 2007.

See also New York Times article "Battle in a Poor Land for Riches Beneath the Soil..." by Lydia Polgreen, Dec. 15, 2008 on the conflict between Tuaregs and the Niger government over uranium in northern Niger.

Mouvement National pour la Société du Développement
In French. Opposition political party. Its 2011 Presidential candidate was Seyni Oumarou.

Niger Diaspora
In French. The site is a network for the Niger diaspora worldwide. Members directory. Other diaspora sites (Nigeriens au Canada, in Morocco, in Egypt). Site maintained by Nigerians based in Brussels.

Niger. Institut National de la Statistique

E-mail discussion group open to anyone who has lived in Niger. Includes Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Nigeriens. Fill out the application on the site.

Le Niger Page - Tarek Hammoud
In French. Personal page, has basic information, audio file of the national anthem, photographs, etc.

Omni Resources - Niger Maps
Sells maps (geologic, physical, topographic) of Niger. Also sells continent and regional maps (minerals, oil and gas, geologic, travel, political). Has a flag image. Based in Burlington, North Carolina.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
An inter-governmental organization of industrialized countries, based in Paris. Has a Development Co-operation component; most of its publications must be purchased. The Development Assistance Committee offers some free publications. There is a table of Debt and Debt Service for Sub-Saharan Africa (1996). Its Policy Brief, No. 6, "Towards Sustainable Development in Rural Africa, by David Turnham et. al., (1992) is online in Adobe Acrobat PDF. Has abstracts of Technical Papers including a paper on debt alleviation in Niger.

The Club du Sahel is an informal network of some OECD and West African countries, based in Paris. Has reports on its programs, a Statistical Analysis of Official Development Assistance to the Sahel (1996), reports on its West Africa Long Term Perspective Study (covering 1960-2020, the informal sector). Has a working group on the state and civil society.
Main Page:
Club du Sahel:

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
In French. Extensive information on Francophone Africa and French-African relations. Formerly Agence de cooperation Culturelle et Technique, ACCT, then Agence de la Francophonie, an inter-governmental organization for French-speaking countries.

Parti nigerien pour la democratie et le socialisme, PNDS
Ruling political party of Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
Has small (48K) and large (171K) political maps of Niger:

Population Index on the Web
Retrieve citations to articles, book chapters, books, government documents, dissertations through a keyword search. Be sure to select Match - Complete or you will retrieve items on Nigeria instead of Niger. The online database covers all issues of Population Index from 1986+ (Vols. 52+) and a broad range of subjects: women's issues, fertility, migration, child mortality, economic development and population, nutrition and health, urban and rural spatial distribution, statistics. The Index is published by Princeton University's Office of Population Research.

Repertoire des sigles et acronymes en usage dans la Francophonie
One can retrieve a list of acronyms of Niger organizations. Clicking on the highlighted names retrieved provides the address of the organization. A service from the Canadian, Banque internationale d'information sur les Etats francophones, BIEF.

Repertoire d'information sur les droits de la personne en Francophonie
Search the database for a directory of human rights organizations and other NGOs in Niger. Produced by the Canadian organization, Banque internationale d'information sur les Etats francophones, (BIEF).


Reporters sans Frontieres
RSF (based in Paris) supports freedom of the press world-wide. Its site includes reports of actions against journalists in 1997 in Niger. It has copies of protest letters sent by the organization regarding violations in African countries. or

Réseau de Partenaires des Médias Africains / African Media Partners Network (Paris)
The Network, based in Paris, is composed of donor agencies. Has the latest news on the media (newspapers / radio) in Africa, a directory of African journalist associations, directory of press centres, full text media status reports (the media sector in the country, including the media landscape and its stakeholders, the legal framework, the role of donors and the sector's support needs) for Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Niger, Togo. For each country, has a "List of newspapers, completed with indicators on the importance of their audience (frequency, average circulation, number of staff...) and addresses," a list of radio broadcasters, and two maps.

Donors include governments, foundations and international bodies. Has a directory of African newspapers and a directory of media organizations by country.

Rotaract Club de Niamey (Niamey)
In French. "Crée en 1992, le Rotaract Club de Niamey a célébré ses huit ans d'existence. Cette organisation, parrainée par le Rotary Club de Niamey doyen, regroupe des jeunes mixtes, unis pour servir." Describes projects, includes photographs. Has links to other Niger sites.

Societe des Telecommunications Internationales du Niger
Government telecom organization and Niger's first internet service provider.Their first web site customer was the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) in Niamey.

Tam Tam
In French. Current news with photographs from Niger newspapers. Has a very comprehensive list of Niger newspapers. Web site based in Georgia, U.S.A.

Travel Document Systems - Niger Page
A visa/passport expediting service for U.S. citizens. One can print out a visa application form in Acrobat or Common Ground format. Uses the CIA World Factbook information though did not have the latest edition.

UNESCO. Africa Revisited
In English and French. Small photo of a fossil desert cultural landscape in the Air and Tenere region of Niger. "The notion of cultural itineraries and routes of cultural exchange recognizes the spiritual and economic aspects of cultural heritage, including the great linear expanses which have been places of trading and interchange of ideas." Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

UNESCO Delegation of Niger
Site from the Paris office of the Niger Delegation to UNESCO. Has a government directory, travel, history, geography, photographs, the Parc National du W du Niger, the Air & Ténéré Natural Reserves, and more.
The Parc National du W du Niger is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There is a 48 page paper, in French, "Le Parc National du W du Niger, Réserve de Biosphère,"on why the Region du W should be a biosphere reserve. The Air & Ténéré Natural Reserves is on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger.

United Nations Development Program. Niger
In French. Has "Les conditions de vie au Niger", macro-economic indicators, etc.

United Nations Earth Summit 1997
June 23-27, 1997 a special session of the U.N. General Assembly met in New York to assess progress made since the 1992 Brazil Earth Summit. Has country profiles including Niger.

United Nations. High Commissioner for Refugees
Statistics, news on Niger. Recent news also from Refworld.

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook - Niger
Has a map, information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense.

United States. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Niger
2011 Report, 2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1993-1995 Reports.

United States. Department of State - Niger

United States. Embassy. Niger

University of Pennsylvania African Studies - Niger Page
Map, embassy and travel information, and links to sites on Niger. UPenn has a keyword search facility for their very large web site.

University of Wisconsin. Land Tenure Center
About their progam and publications on Niger.

West African Arabic Manuscript Database - Arabic Manuscript Management System, AMMS
A bi-lingual union catalog of records for over 20,000 Arabic manuscripts from West Africa. Find citations by authors, nicknames, titles, subjects. Includes manuscripts from Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Northern Nigeria and from collections in Paris and Northwestern Univ. The documents represent "the literary activity of Muslim literati in the Sahel region during the approximately 150 years prior to colonial conquest." Includes an early version of the essay, “The Historic ‘Core Curriculum,’ and the Book Market in Islamic West Africa” by Bruce Hall and Charles Stewart.  General Editors: Bruce Stewart Hall, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley and Charles C. Stewart, Professor, Department of History, University of Illinois, Champaign.  Project based at the University of California, Berkeley, CA. [KF] and