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Bazoum struggles to emancipate himself from predecessor Issoufou

Former Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou and his successor Mohamed Bazoum.
Former Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou and his successor Mohamed Bazoum. © Berzane Nasser/ABACA - Michael Kapeler/dpa
President Mohamed Bazoum and his predecessor Mahamadou Issoufou have been friends and comrades-in-arms for more than three decades. They remain on good terms, but behind the scenes the ex-president continues to have a major say in the running of the country despite Bazoum's efforts to replace Issoufou loyalists with his own in top state jobs. [...] (1368 words)
Issue dated 30/09/2022 Reading time 6 minutes Pierre-Elie de Rohan Chabot, Paul Deutschmann, Joan Tilouine
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