Niger became independent from France in 1960 and experienced single-party and military rule until 1991, when Gen. Ali SAIBOU was forced by public pressure to allow multiparty elections, which resulted in a democratic government in 1993. Political infighting brought the government to a standstill and in 1996 led to a coup by Col. Ibrahim BARE. In 1999, BARE was killed in a counter coup by military officers who restored democratic rule and held elections that brought Mamadou TANDJA to power in December of that year. TANDJA was reelected in 2004 and in 2009 spearheaded a constitutional amendment that would allow him to extend his term as president. In February 2010, a military coup deposed TANDJA, immediately suspended the constitution and dissolved the Cabinet. ISSOUFOU Mahamadou emerged victorious from a crowded field in the election following the coup and was inaugurated in April 2011. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world with minimal government services and insufficient funds to develop its resource base. The largely agrarian and subsistence-based economy is frequently disrupted by extended droughts common to the Sahel region of Africa. The Nigerien Movement for Justice, a predominately Tuareg ethnic group, emerged in February 2007, and attacked several military targets in Niger's northern region throughout 2007 and 2008. Successful government offensives in 2009 limited the rebels' operational capabilities.

CIA—The World Factbook

Niger began printing their stamps in 1921. Printing of Mary stamps began in 1971.

 

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1970s

Adoration of the Kings

Nativity

Adoration of the Shepherds

Crucifixion

Burial of Christ

Pietà

Crucifixion

Avignon Pietà

Burial of Christ

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child with St. Hilary

Virgin and Child

Virgin of Seville

Adoration of the Shepherds

Virgin with Angels

Nativity

Virgin and Child

Adoration of the Kings

Assumption

Virgin and St.Ildefonso

Virgin Mary

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child
1980s

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child

Adoration of the Kings

Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine

Virgin and Child

Grand Ducal Madonna

Sistine Madonna

Christ on the Way of the Cross

Deposition

Virgin and Child with Angels

Adoration of the Kings

Virgin of Pomegranate

The Visitation

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child

Virgin of the Rosary

The Immaculate Conception

Virgin of Seville

The Holy Family

Adoration of the Magi
 

       
 
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