Republic of Niger
Area: 1,267,000 sq km
Population: 11 million.
Population Growth Rate: 2.7%
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)
Vice-Regional: Fr SMA ( DF)
SMA in Niger
There are two dioceses in Niger:
Auxiliary Bishop: Rt Rev Djalwana Laurent Lompo
Bishop Ambroise Ouedraogo
Eveque de Maradi
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.