Maradi

Maradi

(märädē`), town (1988 pop. 112,965), S Niger, near the border with Nigeria. It is the administrative and commercial center for an agricultural region that specializes in peanut growing and goat raising. A major road connects Maradi with KanoKano
, city (1991 est. pop. 595,000), N Nigeria. It is the trade and shipping center for an agricultural region where cotton, cattle, and about half of Nigeria's peanuts are raised.
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, Nigeria. The town has a technical college and a center for research on poultry and goat breeding.

Maradi

 

a town in Niger, on the Gada River (Niger basin), and the administrative center of the department of Maradi. Population, 27,000 (1969). Maradi is a highway junction. It is the trade center of an agricultural region in which there is live-stock breeding and peanuts, cassava, and cereals are grown. Peanut butter is produced in the town, and there are cottonginning and leather plants.

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Mohammed Fakhruddein, Director of Noor Dubai Medical camp in Maradi, said: "The extreme poverty of the area is made worse by the fact that Maradi is so cut off.
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Among the newcomers was Saminou, whose 40-year-old mother, Mariama, brought him from her village 15 miles away to the charity's hospital in Maradi, the region's main city.
The centre in Maradi was set up by charity Medecins Sans Frontieres which has treated 14,121 children since the New Year - five per cent did not survive.
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