Many Haussa and Zarma Songhai women cook and sell snack foods by the side of the road. Some women manufacture knitted items and engage in leatherwork. Major Industries. Mining accounts for nearly 20 percent of the gross domestic product. Uranium exports are a major source of national income.
Niger, landlocked western African country. It is bounded by Algeria, Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mali. The capital is Niamey. The country takes its name from the Niger River, which flows through the southwestern part of its territory.
Nigeria Nigeria Resources and power: Nigeria has a variety of both renewable and nonrenewable resources, some of which have not yet been effectively tapped. Solar energy, probably the most extensive of the underutilized renewable resources, is likely to remain untapped for some time. Resource extraction is the most important sector of the economy.