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Niger

Niger

Population: 18.5 mn.
GDP: $8.29 bn.
Debt: $2.66 bn.

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The campaign gaol trail

Former Prime Minister Hama Amadou, in custody since November charged with child-trafficking, is set to contest the presidential election from his cell after being denied bail on ap...


Issoufou the insouciant

The Islamist threat secures foreign support but the President is courting danger by ignoring widespread discontent

The coming presidential election in February and March dominates all political calculations in Niamey at the moment. At least half a dozen candidates are already in the running, wi...


Issoufou’s Sahel agenda

Amid diplomatic discord and tough trade talks in Brussels, Niger’s President adeptly pushed for his government’s policies and interests

In spite of the testy relations between some African politicians and Europe, President Mahamadou Issoufou has cultivated strong support from top officials in Brussels and Paris. In...


Isolation threatens Issoufou

A big rally to back President Issoufou has done little to dispel dissatisfaction with living conditions and corruption

He was feted as a reformer after winning the 2011 election that reversed the 2010 coup and seen as a beacon of stability during the Mali crisis (AC Vol 51 No 6, Confusion after the...


Ransom? Moi?

Delight at the safe release of French hostages Thierry Dol, Marc Féret, Daniel Larribe and Pierre Legrand on 29 October was dampened by suggestions that President Fran&ccedi...


Attack dents Niger’s image

The jihadist challenge is increasing and some militants seem to have friends inside the regime

Jihadists launched an abortive attempt to break into a gendarmerie base in Niamey on 11 June. Alert guards chased away the small group of assailants and suffered no casualties but ...


After Mali, Niger

Bombings at Arlit and Agadez and a gaol break expose security problems

The aftermath of the suicide attacks on a French company and a military barracks on 23 May will test Niger’s security forces. With almost half of its military either in Mali or on ...


Issoufou under siege

As if food shortages and the collapse of Mali and Libya were not enough, a corruption scandal looms

Niger won much praise for the smoothness of the 2011 presidential poll, which returned the country to democracy after a year under the military junta that had deposed President Mam...


Gadaffi Junior's gaffe

In September 2011, Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi’s son Es Saadi el Gadaffi arrived in Agadez in the dead of night in a mysterious convoy of vehicles, surrounded by equal mystery over ...


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