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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Successful projects spearheaded by the World Bank in this regard are spread over the Niger River Basin, the Senegal River Basin, the Nile Basin, and recently, the Zambezi River in the Africa region.
KFAED said the loan will also help enhance socio-economic development in the area, through providing adequate amounts of water as a source from Niger River to needed areas due to rise in demand of water
According to a statement by KFAED on Saturday, the loan will also help improve social development and economy in the area, through providing adequate amounts of water as a source from Niger River to needed areas due to increase demand of water.
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.
The historical centre of political power for the Djerma was Zarmaganda and, to a lesser extent, Zarmatarey, both lying north of the Niger River (Gado 1980; Olivier de Sardan 1984).
The operation is targeted at destroying oil refineries and barges in the Delta and Rivers state along the Niger River.
Waterborne operations consisted of divers from the 31st French BEB conducting reconnaissance of the Niger River with kayaks and executing waterborne patrols with Malian army speedboats provided by German armed forces.
Niamey, its capital is situated on the east bank of the Niger River.
BAMAKO (CyHAN)- The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) conducts periodic fluvial patrols in remote areas along Niger River in the country's troubled north.
The refinery has been supplied with crude by pipeline from near-by fields and from across the Niger River.
Whether one is camping in the Utah-like terrain just south of Bamako or taking a canoe ride down the mighty Niger River, serving in Bamako has a whole lot going for it, Linfield said.

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