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Niger ex-President Tandja, toppled after extending rule, dies at 82

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Mamadou Tandja, a former Niger president who twice won election after the country’s return to civilian rule in 1999 but was overthrown a decade...

Niger junta to provide free food to one million

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Niger's military government has started an unprecedented drive to distribute free food to one million of the nearly 10 million of its...

Niger junta says will hand over power by February 2011

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Niger will complete its transition from military to civilian rule by February 2011, the junta that rules West African uranium-exporting country said. Last...

Niger junta should leave within a year: commission

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Niger's military-led transitional government should hand over power to civilians within a year, a coalition of the West African nation's political and...

Niger pressured for 2010 polls but food crisis looms

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Niger's military rulers have taken tentative steps towards restoring civilian rule and meeting a donor-imposed deadline of polls by year-end, but the...

Niger arrests over 600 in crime crackdown

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Niger authorities arrested 618 suspects overnight in raids aimed at curbing a crime wave in the capital, Niamey, state radio announced. "Operation Punch"...

Niger junta arrests ex-ministers in suspected plot

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Police in Niger have arrested three former ministers suspected of plotting against the ruling military junta in the uranium-exporting country, interior minister...

Niger military junta sacks regional governors

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Niger's ruling military junta has sacked the West African country's eight regional governors all political supporters of the previous regime and replaced...

Niger junta releases five ex-ministers: sources

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Niger's military rulers released five of six former ministers detained in last month's coup, but will keep them under watch pending a...

France asks Niger junta to hold elections soon

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France has told Niger's military junta that democratic elections should be held as soon as possible, a spokesperson for the French foreign...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...