3 August 1960, Niger gains independence from France
- Country profile: Niger, an easy-to-read resume of the country, with a timeline, news and interesting audios
- CIA - The World Factbook -- Niger, provides brief, if one-sided information on government, history, economy, etc. and a map
- Africa South of the Sahara offers a wide range of sites on Niger
- Boston University Abroad in Niger - Fall, 2001 photographs on Niger .
- African Studies Center, Niger Page - is a resource page referring you to other sites
- Niger Travel Information and Travel Guide, Lonely Planet - has a brief piece on Niger history
- African Studies Center, Niger offfers a good map.
- allAfrica.com: Niger for excellent coverage of current news on Africa, including Niger.
- MBendi information services provides an overview of current Niger on one page