Niger: History

  1. 1890

    The French occupy Niger.

  2. 1958

    Niger becomes an autonomous republic of the French Community.

  3. 1960

    Niger becomes independent.

  4. 2004

    The first ever local elections take place.

  5. 2005

    The United Nations warns that millions in Niger face severe malnutrition because of food shortages caused by drought and locust infestations.


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