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Vol 51 N0 5

Published 5th March 2010


Niger

Who's who in the Nigerien coup

Salou Djibou, commander of the main armoured unit in Niamey, led the assault on the Presidency which culminated in the capture of President Mamadou Tandja and his ministers on 18 February. He is now President of the Conseil Suprême pour la Restauration de la Démocratie (CSRD,) and on 28 February he broadcast his promise that no member of the junta would stand for the presidency.

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