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Niger

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

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Bazoum prepares to fight on two fronts

The President is welcoming European troops expelled from Mali while using development projects to counter anti-French sentiment

Among the leaders in the Sahel, President Mohamed Bazoum faces the widest array of opponents from local activists hostile to France's presence to the jihadist insurgents trying to ...


Terrorisme sans frontières

The relocation of European troops from Mali to Niger holds political risks for President Bazoum but may avert a wider security breakdown

Geography helps explain why President Mohamed Bazoum overcame his initial reluctance to host European and French troops after they were expelled from Mali this month. Bazoum unders...


Macron's man

After a baptism of fire, President Bazoum is positioning himself as France’s main security ally in the Sahel

Just three months after taking office, President Mohamed Bazoum has emerged as a central figure in the struggle to restore security to the Sahel.


Election results spark riots

Post-election violence left two dead and almost 470 arrested in Niamey after provisional results awarded the government candidate Mohamed Bazoum 55.75% in the 21 February president...


Dauphin goes to the polls

With the main challenger excluded, the opposition will have a tough job preventing the election of Issoufou's designated successor

With the 27 December first round of the presidential election approaching fast, Mohamed Bazoum – who spent 10 years as President Mahamadou Issoufou's right-hand man – is in full ca...


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...


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