The Republic of Niger is the largest country in West Africa, named after the Niger River. Over 80 percent of its land is covered by the Sahara Desert.
The former French colony acquired its freedom in 1960 and is still one of the world's poorest countries. It was ranked last at 187th in the United Nations' Human Development Index in 2013.
Nigerians are said to be among the most religious people in the world — most of them are either Muslims or Christians. But despite being a religious country a large proportion of the people believe in witchcraft. With a population of 182 million, half of them being young people, the trend still continues. Our reporter in the Niger Delta region Nigeria, Muhammad Bello, with more
It’s the biggest event in the gaming calendar: Gamescom. For the first time, African developers have been given a dedicated space to show off their work. Our reporter Eddy Micah Jnr. went to find out what they have to offer – and to test out his own gaming skills!