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Vol 53 No 8

Published 13th April 2012


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 Mamadou Tandja. President Mahamadou Issoufou started his term with international approval. Donors see him as someone who understands their world view.

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