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Relations between Mali and Niger deteriorate after a declaration by President Bazoum


Diplomatic relations between Bamako and Niger are becoming more and more cold. This follows a verbal offense of the Nigerien president toward the military leaders in Mali. Visiting Paris last July, Mohamed Bazoum, the Nigerien head of state vehemently criticized the military junta in power in Mali: “We must not …

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Nigerien opposition figure Hama Amadou imprisoned amid election unrest

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Hama Amadou, Niger’s opposition figure was imprisoned on Monday for his alleged role in the unrest that followed the result of the presidential election following three days in detention. The authorities have also brought charges of “regionalist propaganda” and “speech inclined to set people against one another” against the opposition …

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Mohamed Bazoum declared winner of the presidential election in Niger


The National electoral commission (CENI) in Niger says the ruling party’s candidate Mohamed Bazoum has won the presidential election with more than 55% of the vote. His opponent, former president Mahamane Ousmane, alleged fraud as his supporters burned tyres in the streets. This is Niger’s first transition from one democratically …

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