République du Niger
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Niger was occupied by France between 1883 and 1899, and constituted a military territory in 1901, which became a part of French West Africa in 1904. It became an autonomous republic within the French Community on 18 Dec. 1958 and achieved full independence on 3 Aug. 1960.


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Further Reading

  1. Fugelstad, F., A History of Niger, 1850–1960. OUP, 1984Google Scholar
  2. Zamponi, L. F., Niger [Bibliography]. Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1994Google Scholar
  3. National statistical office: Direction de la Statistique et de l’Informatique, Ministère du Plan, Niamey.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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