Niger Introduction - 2002
SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Not until 1993, 35 years after independence from France, did Niger hold its first free and open elections. A 1995 peace accord ended a five-year Tuareg insurgency in the north. Coups in 1996 and 1999 were followed by the creation of a National Reconciliation Council that effected a transition to civilian rule by December 1999.
NOTE: The information regarding Niger on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Niger Introduction 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Niger Introduction 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.