Niger River


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Niger River

A river of western Africa rising in Guinea and flowing about 4,180 km (2,600 mi) in a wide arc through Mali, Niger, and Nigeria to the Gulf of Guinea.
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Noun1.Niger River - an African riverNiger River - an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
Benin, Dahomey, Republic of Benin - a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
French Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Guinea - a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
French Sudan, Mali, Republic of Mali - a landlocked republic in northwestern Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Mali was a center of West African civilization for more than 4,000 years
Republic of Niger, Niger - a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert
Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria - a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
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MESL is a Nigerian clean power producer and concessionaire of two leading hydro power plants on the Niger River with an operating capacity of 922MW.
In addition to its underground water sources, the nation also has the Niger River, the Komadougou River and Lake Chad.
In African Dominion, seasoned Atlantic world historian Michael Gomez centres his analysis squarely on the empires of the Middle Niger River, arguing that scholars must reimagine how they think about Mali and Songhay's role in a global history of the world.
Just as other African rivers like the Nile has sustained countries like Egypt, Sudan, among others for thousands of years, the Niger River is also playing a sustainable role in the lives of people of Yauri Emirate.
The Kuwaiti fund will sign a contract with Mali in September to execute the project of a fourth bridge on the Niger River, he said.
One project is the development of the Bamako Corniche, which will provide 100,000 hectares of cultivated lands along the Niger River, while another plan is the establishment of an agricultural project for vegetables and fruits on a 300-hectare area with annual revenue worth more than ee1/475mn.
Delta is an oil-producing state in the Niger Delta region, home to Africa's biggest energy industry, where the Niger river fans out before emptying itself into the Atlantic.
The team manager, Ipolokeng Ramatshaba confirmed in an interview that nine athletes and two officials were without their passports after immigration officials confiscated them on Friday last week upon arrival at the city located at the western edge of Niger River.
Seasonal precipitation trends show notable twentieth-century drying in the source region of the Niger River in West Africa, the Congo River basin, countries along the Gulf of Guinea, and the Sahel.
Commenting on the company's partnership with the African country, Bin Sulayem, said: "Mali has a long history of trade in gold and agricultural products and, though landlocked, has the opportunity to maximise use of its 1,800km of inland waterways, such as the Niger River, to connect local farmers and businesses to international markets.
The north-west/south-east trending Bida Basin follows the course of the Upper Niger River.

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