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Niger: Mineral Policy

  • Abraham Marshall Nunbogu
  • Marshall Kala
  • Kwabena Ata Mensah
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40871-7_218-1

General Information on Niger

Niger is a land-locked country covering 1,267,000 km 2 and bordering Mali, Algeria, Libya, Chad, Benin, and Burkina Faso. Niger is well known as one of the poorest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with many cases of malnutrition and hunger. Ironically, Niger is the fourth largest uranium producer in the world. The contribution of uranium to the national export value was 75% of total value in 2011 (Larsen and Mamosso 2013). Niger’s economy relies on agriculture as it accounts for 40% of the gross domestic product and about 80% are engaged in agriculture for subsistence (Government of Niger 2009; in Larsen and Mamosso 2013). A combination of political instability and natural disasters like locust infestation, drought, and floods has generally resulted in low agricultural production. Hence the country remains dependent on food imports from neighboring countries. Niger’s dependency on imported foods renders majority of the population highly susceptible to...
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abraham Marshall Nunbogu
    • 1
  • Marshall Kala
    • 2
  • Kwabena Ata Mensah
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PlanningUniversity for Development Studies, Wa CampusWaGhana
  2. 2.College of Education, School of Continuing and Distance EducationUniversity of Ghana, LegonAccraGhana
  3. 3.Centre for Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP)University of DundeeDundeeScotland
  4. 4.KAM Associates LimitedTemaGhana

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kwabena Ata Mensah
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Energy Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP)University of DundeeDundeeUK