A Brief History of Niger - Part 1
A brief introduction to the history of Niger from the time of early humans to the present day. Part 1 – Early humans to Military Rule
A Brief History of Niger - Part 2
A brief introduction to the history of Niger from the time of early humans to the present day. Part 2 – Military Rule to Present Day
Background Notes: Niger
A useful potted history is included with these US Department of State Background Notes on Niger. Also included is a range of political, economic, and geographical data, as well as information on its people, defense, and relations with the US.
Niger History from Lonely Planet
A quirky, colloquial presentation of Niger’s history presented by LonelyPlanet.com. Makes awfully good reading and may galvanize your interest in Africa’s regional history. Not only suitable for travelers.
Niger - a Country Profile from the BBC
An extremely brief historical overview accompanies this BBC Country Profile of Niger. Of particular interest are the simplified regional map (see where the country is in Africa), a photograph of Niger’s current Chief of State, and details about the countries media.
Timeline for Niger from the BBC
A chronology of important events in the history of Niger given by year (and for more recent events by month also).
CIA World Fact Book: Niger
A useful map and a range of geographical, political, and economic facts which are mostly up-to-date. Unfortunately this country profile lacks historical information (except for independence date), but the population statistics are probably the best available.
Niger's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers
Updated weekly, this list of Niger's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers is provided by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.