History of Niger

This article by Rahmane Idrissa appeared in Oxford Research Encyclopedia. In the article, Idrissa describes a detailed history of Niger, starting from the fall of Gao in the late 16th century to the French colonial era. The article finally focuses on the dissension that arose between Niger’s leading politicians of the 1950s over the methods - radical or moderate - with which national development should be pursued, ending with the 1974 coup d'état.

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This article appeared in Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Oxford University Press (2022).

Author(s) / editor(s)

Abdourahmane Idrissa

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Abdourahmane Idrissa is a political scientist and currently works on the politics of Islam and secularism in Africa, and a modern history of Niger.





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