Tahoua


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Tahoua

(tou`ä), town (1988 pop. 51,607), SW Niger. A major administrative center, it is a farming community and trade center frequented by TuaregTuareg
or Touareg
, Berbers of the Sahara, numbering c.2 million. They have preserved their ancient alphabet, which is related to that used by ancient Libyans.
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 and FulaniFulani
, people of W Africa, numbering approximately 14 million. They are of mixed sub-Saharan African and Berber origin. First recorded as living in the Senegambia region, they are now scattered throughout the area of the Sudan from Senegal to Cameroon.
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 pastoral nomads. Gypsum and phosphates are mined. The city was a refugee center during droughts in the 1970s. A teacher-training school is in Tahoua.

Tahoua

 

a city in Niger, capital of Tahoua Department. Population, 20,500 (1969). Tahoua is the trade center of a cattle-breeding region. Raw agricultural products are also processed.

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Shehu had on Sunday announced that Buhari would on Monday attend the 59th Proclamation of Republic of Niger ceremony in Tahoua, Niger.
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Agade Re gion : Arlit and Tchirozrine; - Diffa Re gion : Diffa, Main Soroa, and Nguigmi; - Dosso Re gion: Gaya, Doutchi, Loga, Tibiri, Kor Mairoua, Guchm, Doumga, Matankari, Kich, Lido, Mokko and Kiota; - Maradi Re gion : Madarounfa, Tesssaoua, Mayahi, Guidan Roumdji, Agui , Dakoro, Dan Issa, Tchadaoua, Gazaoua, Kanembakach, Tibiri, Jirataoua, Sa Saboua, and Angoual Mata; - Tahoua Region : Abalak, Illla, Bouza, Madaoua, Konni, Malbaza, Keita, Guidan Iddar, Galmi, Tsernaoua, Badaguichiri, Tounfafi, Tamask and Founkoye ; - Till abry Re gion : Filingu, Tra, Torodi, Kollo, Say, Sakoira, Lossa, Gothye, Hamdallaye, Ndounga and Karma ; and - Zinder Re gion: Mirriah, Magaria, Matameye, Tanout, Kantch, Droum, Takieta, Maimoujia, Sassoumbroum, Dantchiao, Tirmini, Band and Gogo.
Because of the power of the Tashlik date lobby, on the 15th and 30th of each month, the border is opened legally for the big Tashlik date loads that head due south from In Guezzam to the Niger border post at Assamaka, then due south across the desert to In Abangerit, Tchin-Tabaraden, Tahoua and further south into Nigeria.
According to dpa, the attackers, whose identity was not known, rode in two vehicles into the Tazalit refugee camp in western Tahoua region on Thursday, according to the report.
Polls reopened in four of the eight regions in the landlocked West African nation 6 the northeast Tahoua, Zinder in the East, the southeast Diffa and Tillaberi in the West, according to (http://www.
5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; WIR peaked at 10 cases per 100,000 during most years, and maximum incidences were 50 in Tillabery region during 2006 and 30 in Tahoua region during 2008.
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In addition, documents recently obtained by TomDispatch indicated that the Army Corps of Engineers has been working on two counter-narco-terrorism projects in Arlit and Tahoua, Niger.
Following the commissioning in 1975 of the coal power plant in Anu Araren, 1000km north of Niger's capital, Niamey, to supply electricity to the cities in the north as well as uranium plants, Niger has launched a new coal power plant in the Tahoua region.