24 December 2009

Niger in the News

Nigerien President, Mamadou Tandja, has changed the country's constitution to be able to stay in power for a third term.  According to the BBC News, back in August he "dissolved both parliament and the constitutional court to push through the referendum."  In line with the original constitution, his second term would have ended on Tuesday . . . and, as per a new article from the BBC, as of Wednesday the US has suspended aid to Niger. 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8429739.stm

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