Niger

Republic of Niger

Area: 1,267,000 sq km
Population: 11 million.
Population Growth Rate: 2.7%
Capital: Niamey
Head of State:
Independence: 3 August 1960
Ethnic Groups: Hausa 56%, Djerma 22% Fula 8.5%, Tuareg 8%,
Kanauri 4.3%, Arab, Toubou & Gourmantche 1.2%.
Religions: Muslim 80%, rest Christian and indigenous beliefs.
SMA involvement: There are 13 SMA missionaries working in Niger.

There is one SMA Region together with Benin:

Regional Superior: Fr Bruno Miyigbena (Bight of Benin District-in-formation)
region.benin@missions-africaines.org

Vice-Regional: Fr  SMA ( DF)

SMA in Niger

There are two dioceses in Niger:

1. Niamey
Archbishop Michel Cartatéguy SMA
Archieveque de Niamey
Mission Catholique
BP 10270
8000 NIAMEY CTN
Niger
Tel: +227 733408
Fax: +227 748001
@ : diocese.niamey@lemel.fr
cartateguymi@viola.fr

Auxiliary Bishop: Rt Rev Djalwana Laurent Lompo

2. Maradi
Bishop Ambroise Ouedraogo
Eveque de Maradi
BP 479
4000 MARADI
Niger
Tel/Fax: +227 411386

SMA Missionaries in Niger

There are thirteen SMA priests in Niger:

They come from the Italian Province (3), Lyons Province, Spanish District (1) and the Indian District-in-formation.

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