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Vol 37 No 3

Published 2nd February 1996


The clocks go back

Africa's second coup of the year in Niamey had been brewing as long as its first in Freetown. Lieutenant Colonel Ibrahim Barré Mainassara, the former army Chief of Staff, ousted the country's first democratically elected president, Mahamane Ousmane, and turned back the tide of the post-Cold War democratisation in the region.

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