niger niger  /ˈnaɪ dʒər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
  2. (n) a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert

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News

  1. Shell Nigeria shuts Trans Niger pipeline after explosion

    (Reuters) - Shell Nigeria said on Thursday it had shut its Trans Niger pipeline (TNP) after an explosion and fire at a crude oil theft point, deferring 150,000 barrels per day. It said in a statement the explosion occurred at a section of the pipeline running through Bodo West, in Ogoniland, an area already heavily polluted by oil spills.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Areva restarts output at damaged Niger uranium mine

    NIAMEY (Reuters) - France's Areva has partially restarted uranium production at its Somair mine in Niger that was damaged in a suicide bomb attack late last month, a company official said on Wednesday. Pascal Bernasconi, director-general of Somair, said output at the mine had restarted after teams worked around the clock to repair the site's electrical plant, damaged by a car bomb in the May 23 ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Niger's worst power cuts in years threaten economy

    By Abdoulaye Massalatchi NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger's worst power cuts in years have crippled businesses and government offices in the capital Niamey for more than three weeks, raising fears they could harm the fragile economy of one of the world's poorest nations. Niamey and Niger's southwestern provinces of Dosso and Tillaberi have been largely without electricity since May 25 when a storm ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "The general amnesty I extended to all militants in the Niger Delta has led to the laying down of arms and a return of peace. Our role in ensuring stability of the energy market has led to a win-win situation for all participants in the market,"...
    on Oct 16, 2009 By: Yar Adua Source: Afrik.com

  2. Mitchell replied: "It was widely known among those of us who cover the intelligence community and who were actively engaged in trying to track down who among the foreign service community was the envoy to Niger. So a number of us began to pick up on...
    on Nov 3, 2005 By: Andrea Mitchell Source: NewsMax.com

  3. "We are working very closely with officials from the UN, with officials that are there as well as people from Niger," Cannon said.
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Lawrence Cannon Source: Star Phoenix

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