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    Des rives du Niger aux confins du Ténéré
    Frères et sœurs nous sommes
     
    Nigerball singing his anthem

    Fake India Niggeriaball, or the Nigerball, officially the Republic of the Nigerball is a countryball in Africa. Nigg*r pass generator Nigerball is an African ripoff of Indiaball was named after the Niger River. It is landlocked and bordered by many countries. Even though Nigerball is poor and overwhelmed, it makes an effort to be friendly with other countryballs. Nigerball was originally part of French West Africaball, until it split up. It has good relations with other French-speaking countryballs as well. Nigerball does not like it when English speaking countryballs tease it about its name that looks very much like a racial slur. It is also interesting to note that Nigerball's borders look like a fried chicken.

    Nigerball has the lowest literacy rate on Earth, at 19.1%. Its population, now at 24.83 million, is set to explode to over 200 million by the end of the century because of very high fertility. For (probably) most of its time, Nigerball used to have the world's lowest HDI, that was until 2021 where South Sudanball got a worse HDI than Niger itself. It is a member of the Nilo-Saharan family, like its sibling Chadball. It is also a member of the Afro-Asiatic family.

    History

    Nigerball became independent on 3 August 1960.

    Nigerball went through several coups. The first occurred on 15 April 1974, resulting in the Second Republic of Nigerball, which lasted until 1993. This so-called "republic" was more like a dictatorship, limiting freedom of speech and imprisoning arbitrarily. In February 1993, Nigerball into presidential elections as well as multiparty elections.

    A transitional government was installed in November 1991 to manage the affairs of state until the institutions of the Third Republic were put in place in April 1993. While the economy deteriorated over the course of the transition, certain accomplishments stand out, including the successful conduct of a constitutional referendum; the adoption of key legislation such as the electoral and rural codes; and the holding of several free, fair, and nonviolent nationwide elections. Freedom of the press flourished with the appearance of several new independent newspapers. In 1993, Mahamane Ousmane, the Democratic and Social Convention (CDS) party candidate, won the presidential election with the support of a coalition of parties. The agreement between the parties fell apart in 1994 leading to governmental paralysis as the CDS on its own no longer had a majority in the assembly. Ousmane dissolved the legislature and called new legislative elections, but the National Movement for the Development of Society (MNSD) party won the largest group of seats, so Ousmane was compelled to appoint Hama Amadou of the MNSD as prime minister. The prime minister then prepared for a surprise attack.

    Since 1990, Tuareg and Toubou groups that had been leading the Tuareg Rebellion claiming they lacked attention and resources from the central government. As the culmination of an initiative started in 1991, the government signed peace accords in April 1995 with these groups. The government agreed to absorb some former rebels in the military and, with French assistance, help others return to a productive civilian life.

    The paralysis of government between the President and the Prime Minister who no longer agreed gave Col. Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara a rationale to overthrow the Third Republic and depose the first democratically elected president of Niger, on 27 January 1996. While leading a military authority that ran the government (Conseil de Salut National) during a six-month transition period, Baré enlisted specialists to draft a new constitution for a Fourth Republic announced in May 1996.

    Baré organized a presidential election in June 1996. He ran against four other candidates, including Ousmane. Before voting had finished, Baré dissolved the national electoral committee and appointed another, which announced him the winner with over 50% of the votes cast. When his efforts to justify his coup and subsequent questionable election failed to convince donors to restore multilateral and bilateral economic assistance, a desperate Baré ignored the international embargo on Libya seeking funds for Niger's economy. In repeated violations of basic civil liberties by the regime, opposition leaders were imprisoned; journalists often arrested, beaten, and deported by an unofficial militia composed of police and military; and independent media offices were looted and burned with impunity.

    In April 1999, Baré was assassinated in a coup led by Maj. Daouda Malam Wanké who established a transitional National Reconciliation Council to oversee the drafting of a constitution for a Fifth Republic with a French style semi-presidential system. In votes that international observers found to be generally free and fair, the Nigerien electorate approved the new constitution in July 1999 and held legislative and presidential elections in October and November 1999. Heading a MNSD/CDS coalition, Tandja Mamadou won the presidency. The council transitioned to civilian rule in December 1999.

    In July 2004, Niger held municipal elections nationwide as part of its decentralization process. Some 3,700 people were elected to new local governments in 265 newly established communes. The ruling MNSD party won more positions than any other political party; however, opposition parties made significant gains.[23]

    In November and December 2004, Niger held presidential and legislative elections. Mamadou Tandja was elected to his second five-year presidential term with 65% of the vote in an election that international observers called generally free and fair. This was the first presidential election with a democratically elected incumbent and a test to Niger's young democracy.[23]

    In the 2004 legislative elections, the MNSD, the CDS), the Rally for Social Democracy (RSD), the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), the Nigerien Alliance for Democracy and Progress (ANDP), and the Social Party for Nigerien Democracy (PSDN) coalition, which backed Tandja, won 88 of the 113 seats in the National Assembly.[23]

    The Second Tuareg insurgency in Niger began in 2007 when a previously unknown group, the Mouvement des Nigeriens pour la Justice (MNJ), emerged. The predominantly Tuareg group issued a number of demands, mainly related to development in the north. It attacked military and other facilities and laid landmines in the north. The resulting insecurity devastated Niger's tourist industry and deterred investment in mining and oil. Algeria helped negotiate an August 2008 Malian peace deal, which was broken by a rebel faction in December, crushed by the Malian military and wholesale defections of rebels to the government. Niger saw heavy fighting and disruption of Uranium production in the mountainous north, before a Libyan backed peace deal, aided by a factional split among the rebels, brought a negotiated ceasefire and amnesty in May 2009.

    On 26 May 2009, President Tandja dissolved parliament after the country's constitutional court ruled against plans to hold a referendum on whether to allow him a third term in office. According to the constitution, a new parliament was elected within three months. This touched off a political struggle between Tandja, trying to extend his term-limited authority beyond 2009 through the establishment of a Sixth Republic, and his opponents who demanded that he step down at the end of his second term in December 2009. See 2009 Nigerien constitutional crisis. The military took over the country in February 2010 and President Tandja was put in prison, charged with corruption.

    The military kept their promise to return the country to democratic civilian rule. A constitutional referendum and national elections were held. A presidential election was held on 31 January 2011, but as no clear winner emerged, run-off elections were held on 12 March 2011. Mahamadou Issoufou of the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism was elected president. A parliamentary election was held at the same time.

    An attempted coup d'état took place on the night of March 30 to 31, 2021, a few days before the inauguration of president-elect Mohamed Bazoum. On April 2, 2021, Bazoum formally took office after being sworn in. On July 26, 2023, he was removed from office 2023 after a coup d'état led by members of the presidential guard and the armed forces, who then announced the formation of a National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland. The next day, however, his foreign minister Hassoumi Massoudou declared himself acting head of state substituting for Bazoum and called on all for the coup to be defeated. On 28 July, General Abdourahamane Tchiani proclaimed himself as the de facto president of the country.

    Flag Colors

    Color Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Persimmon 224, 82, 6 C0-M63-Y97-K12 #E05206
    White 255, 255, 255 N/A #FFFFFF
    Dark Pastel Green 13, 176, 43 C93-M0-Y76-K31 #0DB02B

    Relationships

    Friends

    Neutral

    • Libyaball - We were okay until the 2011 revolution, until many members of the old Libyan government were fleeings to here. I had to expel them. And yay, they are going to be gone!
    • Israelcube - Can yuo chill with Palestine plox? If tu do this, then we will restore relations.
    • Switzerlandball - Thank yuo for overtaking THAT STUPID NORWAY in HDI! Plox gib aid!
    • Cabo Verdeball - Is of ECOWASball and we hardly talk, but at least yuo are against an invasion.
    • Nigeriaball - YUO DID THE ABOVE AND THREATEN TO INVADE ME?! HOW DARE YOU?! PISS OFF! ALSO, NAME STEALER! AND... YUO CUT ELECTRICITY TO MOI CLAY!! YOU SRE PATHETIC, PEOPLE IN YOUR NORTHERN REGIONS HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR MY JUNTA THAN FOR YOUR CLOWN OF A PRESIDENT!! But otherwise it is moi sibling so let's be neutral

    Enemies

    • Indiaball - FLAG STEALER!!!!!
    • Miamiball - ANOTHER FLAG STEALER!!!!!
    • Norwayball - STOP CALLING ME A LOSER JUST BECAUSE OF MY LOW HDI!!! JUST BECAUSE JE AM IRRELEVANT DOESN'T GIVE TU THE RIGHT TO MAKE FUN OF ME FOR IT!!! REMOVE NORWEGIAN SALMON!!!!! PLUS, YUO AREN'T EVEN THE MOST DEVELOPED NATION ANYMORE!! SUISSE IS!!!
    • USAball - HOW DARE YOU SUPPORT MOI FILTHY CORRUPT PRESIDENT OF MINE AGAINST HE JUNTA! REMOVE!!!!
    • Franceball - YOU'RE THE MOST EVIL MOTHER ONE COULD EVER HAD!! I DEEPLY REGRET BEING YOUR SON!!! GET YOUR FILTHY COLONIALIST HANDS OFF MY URANIUM! OUT OFF MY CLAY AS WELL, I DON'T WANT YOU HERE ANYMORE, GET OUT OR I WILL CALL RUSSIABALL TO KICK YOUR FROG EATING ASS!!! You also gave me a horrible name!
    • ECOWASball - Imperialist organization at the service of colonialist bastard. So you of sanctioning me now? DON'T YOU DARE INVADE ME!

    Gallery

    Polandball Wiki has a gallery of artwork, comics, GIFs, and videos of Nigerball.

    Click here to see it.


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