Topic: Mamadou Tandja
There are major food production shortfalls across the Sahel – the band of countries south of the Sahara – that will jeopardize food availability next year.
11/21/2011 02:17 pm
Niger's military ensured a peaceful transition of power after ousting previous leader, but when newly elected President Issoufou began investigating Army corruption, officers tried to kill him.
07/27/2011 03:38 pm
Niger's president amended the constitution to remain in power. So the military ousted him, quickly returning the country to democratic civilian control.
07/01/2011 02:34 pm
Successful elections signal that Niger's democratic transition is going well, but incoming president Mahamadou Issoufou will face a number of challenges: drought, famine, and Libya fallout, to name a few.
03/23/2011 05:15 pm
The arrest of officers from Niger's military junta could complicate the junta's attempts to return Niger to democracy.
10/18/2010 04:32 pm
As resource-hungry China expands its mining operations in Niger, Tuareg rebels say China enriched a corrupt government at the expense of locals.
03/29/2010 11:01 am
Niger's junta flexed its political and military power in ousting a strongman who overstayed his electoral mandate. Secretly, many locals are happy with the Niger coup.
03/25/2010 04:41 pm
The military junta announced it will audit all uranium exploration permits awarded before last month's Niger coup. Evidence has emerged that the permits enriched the ousted president and devastated the Tuareg population.
03/23/2010 02:18 pm