15 March 2011

Niger in the News

The ballots have been counted, and a winner announced!  After more than a year without a president (the former president was ousted in a coup when he exceeded his legal term), it has been months of preliminary elections.  Saturday was Election Day, and the first news reports are announcing Mahamadou Issoufou as the winner (and if I've got my candidates straight, he is from our region).

Check out the story:

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12737230
Business Day: http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=137193
Times Live: http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/article966471.ece/Opposition-leader-Issoufou-wins-Niger-vote
Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/14/AR2011031401492.html
France24: http://www.france24.com/en/20110314-opposition-leader-mahamadou-issoufou-wins-presidential-election-niger

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