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Coup in Niger a return to old habits?

Posted by AT on March 5, 2010

Host: Vuyiswa
Studio Guests:
Rolake Akinola
West Africa Snr. Analyst, Control Risks Group

Thamsanqa Zhou
Political Commentator
Phone Guest:
Prof. Okey Onyelekwe
FGrom Addis Ababa
Centre for Sustainable Governance

Broadcast 02 March 2010
from Press TV


Africa Today 47
Topic: Is the coup in Niger, The third in West Africa in 18 Months highlights the dangers a return to old habits?
Date of Recording: 5 March 2010
Broadcasting date: 2/3/10

Part 2

The leaders of the military coup in Niger have promised a “return to constitutional order”, three days after overthrowing President Mamadou Tandja. In the third coup in the West Africa in the last 18 months, troops stormed the presidential palace in Niamey during a cabinet meeting, seizing Mr Tandja and his ministers before announcing that they were suspending the constitution and dissolving all state institutions.


Africa Today, Press TV, presstv, niger Coup

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