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Business in Niger, Niamey

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Niger, Niamey (Master, Doctorate).

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Niger (West Africa)
    1. Boubou Hama (Nigerien, Historian)
  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. Doing Business in Niamey, Diffa, Dosso, Maradi, Tahoua, Tillabéri, and Zinder
  6. Case Study: uranium in Niger
  7. Access to the Nigerien Market
  8. Business Plan for Niger
Transport and Logistics in Niger
  1. Trans-African Roads
    1. Trans-Sahelian Highway
    2. Algiers-Niger-Lagos Corridor
  2. Nearest Ports
    1. Port of Cotonou
    2. Port of Lagos (Nigeria)
    3. Port of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
    4. Port of Lomé (Togo)

Nigerien Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Niger and the West African Economic Area
  2. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  3. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
  4. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  6. Niger-United States
    1. Niger is a beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA United States)
    2. US-WAEMU Trade Agreement
  7. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
  8. G5-Sahel
  9. Niger Basin Authority
  10. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
  11. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Niger” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Nigerien economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of 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

EENI Global Business School & University, Masters

The Subject “Doing Business in Nigerbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Business, African Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in West Africa
  3. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Muslim Countries

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

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  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Niger”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Area of Knowledge: Africa

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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Niger - Niamey.

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

More information about Niger (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Religions in Niger:

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

Niger belongs to the West African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Boubou Hama (Niger)

Economy of Niger

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

  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 the People's Republic of China and Canada are studying the viability of open new mines
  4. The Nigerien real gross domestic product 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 aluminium
  12. Niger is the fourth uranium producer in the World

Foreign Trade of Niger

  1. Top Nigerien exports: uranium ore, livestock, and cowpeas
  2. Top Nigerien exports partners: Nigeria, the United States, 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

West African Economic Monetary Union (Master)

G5 Sahel- Lucha terrorismo yihadista

Niger is a member of:

  1. Sino-African Forum
  2. Africa-India Economic Cooperation
  3. African Union (AU)
  4. Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  5. NEPAD
  6. African Development Bank
  7. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  8. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  9. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  10. Summit Africa (Niger)-America
  11. Africa (Niger)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  12. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  13. Islamic Development Bank
  14. United Nations (UN)
  15. World Bank (WB)
  16. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  17. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Samples - Business in Niger

Course: ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

United States-West African Economic and Monetary Union Agreement (Course Master)

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), Master

Algiers-Lagos Corridor (Trans-Saharan Highway)

Niger Basin Authority (Master, Africa)

Trans-Sahelian Highway, Dakar-N’Djamena Corridor



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