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Vol 51 No 21

Published 22nd October 2010


Niger

Coup-makers fall out

Having seized power in a relatively popular coup, vowed to hold elections and tackled a food crisis, Niger’s military junta, headed by Major Salou Djibo, looked to be sitting pretty (AC Vol 51 No 19). It was attracting foreign support for its plans for elections early next year. However, the coup-makers have fallen out. Djibo has arrested four officers for plotting to oust him while he was away at the United Nations General Assembly in September.

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