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General Country Information
Capital: Niamey
Population: 15,878,271 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Semi-presidential Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 24,000 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 1.677 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 253 (2009)
Internet users: 80,000 (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.03
World Rank 2005/2006: 181

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Action pour Femmes et Enfants Handicapés (Action for Handicapped Women and Children)
Rue YN-58, parcelle n 196
Yantala,Niamey, B.P. 270
Email: afeha@yahoo.fr
Tel: +227-21764599 / +227-93823057

Association des Sourds de Niger
B.P. 11014, Niamey
Email: assourssouni@yahoo.fr
Tel: +227-96870717

Fédération Nigerienne des Personnes Handicapées - DPI National Assembly
Mr Maiga Idriss Azouma, President,
B.P. 2393, Niamey
Email: fnph.niger@gmail.com / maigaidriss18@yahoo.fr
Tel: +227-96976335

Union Nationale des Aveugles du Niger
B.P. 2393, Niamey
Email: prahn@intnet.ne / beidodiofo@yahoo.fr
Tel:  +227-20-75-3850
Fax: +227-20-75-3313