BINTU DIYAR BAYI CE Complete Document Written By Khadija Sidi


Niamey is the capital city of Niger and the largest city in the country, covering an area of 239.30 square kilometers. It was founded in the 18th century, but its significance grew after France established its center there in 1890. By 1926, Niamey became the capital of Niger. The city’s population has steadily increased over the years, from 3,000 in 1930 to about 30,000 in 1960, and later reaching 250,000 in 1980 and 800,000 in 2000. The rise in population can be attributed to migration during times of drought.

As the capital, Niamey boasts historical sites like the National Museum and the Zoo, as well as cultural centers from the United States, France, and Niger. The city is home to seven major markets and has a predominantly Muslim population, with the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Christian sect also located there.

Outside of Niamey, there are other regions and kingdoms in Niger, such as the Sa’ayrasa Kingdom, located in the southeastern part of the country. It has a size of 156,906 square kilometers and shares borders with the Kingdom of Fabrusa to the north, Zindar to the west, Nigeria to the south, and Chad to the east. The population of Sa’ayrasa Kingdom is close to four hundred thousand, and its economy relies on livestock, summer and monsoon crops, primarily millet, corn, rice, tomatoes, and peppers. Drought has posed challenges to agricultural development in the kingdom.

The Kingdom of Fabrusa is the largest region in Niger, covering 634,209 square kilometers, which is fifty-two percent of the country’s total size. It includes the Tenere and Bilma deserts and the mountainous region of Air. The majority of the population in Fabrusa are Tuareg people, with Tubawa, Fulani, and Hausa communities also present. The kingdom’s economy revolves around the sale of salt, dates, and mining activities, particularly uranium mining in the town of Arlit, which contributes significantly to Niger’s income.

In the city of Niamey, we see a scene involving Princess Binta, the daughter of the king of Sa’ayrasa, attending the Sovereign Girls Secondary School. The princess arrives in an elaborate procession of four cars, accompanied by her attendants and servants. As she steps out of the car, she is greeted with reverence and praise. Meanwhile, a girl named Bintu, likely one of the servants, anxiously waits for Princess Binta to return so she can address an urgent matter related to her metal box.

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