About an hour ago I got the first word that there has been a coup in Niger's capital, Niamey. President Mamadou Tandja changed the constitution about a year ago in order to grant himself a third term as president. This of course was not well received internationally. And today, there was a coup. Reports are coming through that gunfire is being contained to the presidential palace . . . but a coup's a coup, and gunfire is gunfire.
SIMNiger has headquarters in Niamey, along with a boarding school for the MK's. Word is that everyone in the SIMNiger organization has been contacted and accounted for.
At this time, you now know as much as I do.
To find out more:
The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/niger/7264248/Coup-attempt-launched-in-Niger.html
Niger Wire: http://www.topix.com/wire/world/niger