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Population: 21.48 mn.
GDP: $8.12 bn.
Debt: $3.75 bn.

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Counter-terror error

Four years after imposing a ban on economic activity along the shores of Lake Chad aimed at staunching the flow of funds to the Nigerian Islamist militia Boko Haram, the authoritie...

Détente derailed

Government moves to change electoral law to keep a presidential challenger off the ballot paper have reinvigorated the opposition

The road to compromise has proved short in Niamey, and now the opposition is mobilising a fresh campaign of protest over the government's attempts to reform electoral law so as to ...

Issoufou under fire

Steep new taxes, a crackdown on the informal economy and an agreement with the EU spur mass protests

This year's national budget may have been hailed as 'courageous' by the European Union's top official in Niamey, but it was received with markedly less enthusiasm by most Nigeriens...

Sahel on the Rhine

France and Germany are using a joint visit by their foreign ministers to Mali and Niger last week to send a message about deeper European military, as well as political, collaborat...

Issoufou woos

From the lofty vantage point of his 92.5% victory in the presidential election on 20 March, President Mahamadou Issoufou is offering opposition members government places. Having bo...

Knock-out in two

President Mahamadou Issoufou approaches the 20 March second round of the presidential election all but certain of a victorious outcome. He fell short of his loudly proclaimed inten...

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...

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