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Former President Mahamadou Issoufou's fingerprints all over Niger coup

Whether President Bazoum's predecessor played a part in the July coup continues to generate considerable speculation in West African capitals. Yet although Issoufou denies any sort of role, his closeness to junta leader Tchiani remains indisputable. [...]
Published on 21.08.2023 at 04:40 GMT Reading time 10 minutes Paul Deutschmann, Fatoumata Diallo, Joan Tilouine
Mahamadou Issoufou in December 2018.
Mahamadou Issoufou in December 2018. © Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters
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