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  • Overview of the Economy and Current Situation of Niger

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    Niger, home of the free flowing Niger River, is a Sub-Saharan, western African nation. Sadly, it is an extremely poor country because part of the country is desert and less than 3% open for crop use. The present economic situation is bleak at best. Yet, the vibrant tradition and history of this country lives today in its tribes and its people even through all of its adversities. From severe droughts to military coups to a dysfunctional government to the culture has stayed strong. Niger has few

  • The Help of Shell in the Niger Delta Region

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    The Help of Shell in the Niger Delta Region TABLE OF CONTENT Introduction Shell is a group of oil and petrol companies. The parent company is Royal Dutch Shell, based in Britain, is a multinational corporation (MNC). The group of companies is active in countries all over the world, including Nigeria. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is extremely rich in oil resources. Rightly so, their business-connection goes back over fifty years. Likewise, a Shell company, the Shell Petroleum Development

  • The Presence of Oil and Oil Spill in the Niger Delta

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    Oil in the Niger Delta was first discovered in 1956 and since then has been an issue for both the people of the region and for the environment. The numerous spills along with the civil unrest that it has caused all play into the unstable conditions of the Niger Delta today. With the discovery of oil in this region came the hope of economic development. We now see, almost 60 years later, that it has done nothing but create environmental, economic and social problems for people in the region (Pegg

  • West Africa

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    changing climate. For example, Lake Chad is one of West Africa's well known features. Lake Chad is one of Africa's largest freshwater lake, and is know for its shrinking over time in size. Some other rivers located in this region include the Senegal, Niger, Volta, and the Benue river. Oceans surrounding this region include the Atlantic Ocean which is south of this region. The two types of coasts in this region include a low,muddy coast, which is found around a major river delta, and other coasts in which

  • Summary Of Splinters In An African Log

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    The book I read, Splinters in an African Log, was about Martha wall. She was a medical missionary to Africa in the 1930’s. She was a single female missionary in a time when the cultural norm was that a woman 's place was in the home not on the mission field. While attending Tabor College to get her nursing degree Martha felt God tugging at her heart about the need for medical missionaries in French West Africa. Leprosy was a rampant wild fire in the country of Africa and the need for nurses on the

  • Died

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    governed by black is not something they appreciate as they view themselves as superior. As indicated in earlier the actual recorded rebellion started in 1990 by the Tuaregs attacks on the Malian base to free other rebellious Nigerian Tuaregs that attack Niger an... ... middle of paper ... ...vernment decided to step in and help what was once call his colony. “Francois Holland dispatched 4000 soldiers to rescue the country.” (by Economist) “That France is just trying to repay some debt, that France remembers

  • West African Kingdoms

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    West African Kingdoms It is generally accepted by scholars and scientists today that Africa is the original home of man. One of the most tragic misconceptions of historical thought has been the belief that Black Africa had no history before European colonization. Whites foster the image of Africa as a barbarous and savage continent torn by tribal warfare for centuries. It was a common assumption of nineteenth-century European and American Whites - promoted by the deliberate cultivation of pseudoscientific

  • bully

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    to what AQUIM is up to. AQUIM is a Mali-based organization that was formed in the early 1990’s and eventually allied with Al Qaeda in 2003 to enhance their organization to become stronger. This organization has bases along the Mediterranean coast, Niger, Mali, and Mauritania. The organization has shifted away from Algeria to the Saharan and Sahel because Algeria’s military is increasingly stronger. AQUIM have been involved in large scale bombings of Algerian cities, and have put their mark on this

  • Mali : A Landlocked Country

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    land called Azwad. The Tuaregs broke the truce and resumed fighting a year later. Mali suffered from rebellions, drought, and 23 years of military rule until 1992. Mali in general is a very barren country (Review). Mali owes its livelihood to the Niger River and can sustain itself by growing its own crops due to the fertile basin. Growing cotton is one of the country’s biggest exports. With a foreign trade deficit, Mali still does not have the ability to sustain itself. It still receives foreign

  • Benin: The Republic Of Benin

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    perpendicularly about 415 miles inland from the Gulf of Guinea – a part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean (World Book). The country is bounded by the Republic of Togo on the West and the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the East. Burkina Faso and the Republic of Niger border Benin on the North. Including both land area and water area, the country is 112,622 square kilometers, which is slightly larger than Tennessee but slightly smaller than Pennsylvania (CIA). The official capital is Porto Novo. However, the nation’s