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Business in Niger, Niamey, Uranium



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Syllabus of the Subject

Niger (Foreign Trade): largest reserves of uranium in the World. Petrol


  1. Introduction to the Republic of Niger (West Africa)
  2. Economy of Niger
  3. International Trade of Niger
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Niger:
    1. Agribusiness
    2. Extractive industry (petrol and gas)
    3. Manufacturing
    4. Services
  5. Case Study: uranium in Niger
  6. Access to the Nigerien Market
  7. Business Plan for Niger


The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Niger” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Nigerien Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Niger
  3. To explore the Nigerien trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Nigerien Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Nigerien Market

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business


The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Niger” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Business in West Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in West Africa

Master in Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Niger Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Niger Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Níger.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Niger”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Area of Knowledge: Africa.

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in Niger - Niamey.

The Republic of Niger: The largest uranium reserves in the World.

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports


African Economic Integration


Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement


  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. Rotterdam Rules

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)


  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
    2. AUDA-NEPAD
    3. Africa Agriculture Development Programme
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership
  5. Africa-India Cooperation
  6. Africa-BRICS
  7. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  8. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Islamic Organizations. Arab League

  1. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  2. BADEA
  3. OIC
  4. IsDB

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF


  1. Area of the Republic of Niger: 1,267,000 km² (landlocked country)
  2. Boubou Hama (Nigerien, Historian)
  3. Nigerien Population: 19.8 million people
  4. Capital of Niger: Niamey (770,000 people)
  5. Largest cities of Niger: Diffa, Dosso, Maradi, Tahoua, Tillabéri, Agadez, and Zinder
  6. Nigerien official language: French
  7. Other local languages: Hausa, Tamacheq, and Zarma
  8. Nigerien Independence: 1960 (from France)
  9. The Republic of Niger is a Semi-Presidential Democratic Republic
  10. Borders of the Republic of Niger: Algeria, Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mali

Boubou Hama (Niger)

More information about Niger (EENI African Business Portal).

Religions in Niger:

  1. Islam (96% of the Nigerien population, 11 million)
  2. African Traditional Religions

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

Niger belongs to the West African Economic Area.



Economy of Niger

  1. The Republic of Niger is “one of the most exciting emerging countries”, according to the UNDP (United Nations Development Program)
  2. The Economy of Niger is based principally on crops, livestock, and uranium (30% of exports, the largest resources in the World)
  3. The Republic of Niger has two Uranium mines: COMINAK and SOMAIR (French consortium). Companies from China and Canada are studying the viability of open new mines
  4. The Nigerien real GDP growth: 6%, driven mainly by the agricultural sector
    1. Agriculture: 33% of the Nigerien GDP
    2. Services: 50.6%
    3. Industry: 14%
  5. Debt service (% of the export products): 7.7
  6. The population of Niger lives mainly from agriculture, livestock, fisheries, and handicrafts
  7. Inflation in Niger: 1.9%
  8. The Nigerien currency: CFA Franc
  9. Niger has huge petroleum reserves
  10. The Nigerian Society of Petroleum Products is the main pillar of the country's energy policy
  11. Top Nigerien economic sectors: petroleum, gold, and aluminum
  12. Niger is the fourth uranium producer in the World

Global Trade and Business in Niger
International Trade and Business in Niger

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)


International Trade of Niger

  1. Top Nigerien exports: uranium ore, livestock, and cowpeas
  2. Top Nigerien exports partners: Nigeria, the U.S., India, Italy, China, and Ghana
  3. Top Nigerien imports: foodstuffs, machinery, and vehicles
  4. Top Nigerien imports partners: France, China, Nigeria, Togo, and Ivory Coast

Niger Basin Authority (Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Mali)



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