Top Candidate in Jail as Niger Votes

A jailed candidate facing baby-trafficking charges was among the top contenders to challenge President Mahamadou Issoufou.

  • Niger:   Polls Close in Niger Amid Tight Security

    Al Jazeera, 21 February 2016

    Voting has closed in the presidential and parliamentary elections in Niger amid tight security as President Mahamadou Issoufou, 63, who is seeking another term in office, promised… Read more »

  • Niger:   President Issoufou 'Absolutely' Confident of Victory

    Deutsche Welle, 21 February 2016

    Under tight security, Niger has wrapped up its presidential election. President Issoufou stood his ground as opponents alleged corruption. Read more »

  • Niger:   Voters Head to Polls

    Deutsche Welle, 21 February 2016

    President Mahamadou Issoufou is running for a second term in an election critics say has been marred by unfair practices. The poor but resource-rich former French colony faces a… Read more »

  • Niger:   Top Election Candidate Behind Bars

    Al Jazeera, 21 February 2016

    A jailed candidate facing baby-trafficking charges was among the top contenders to challenge Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou for the country's top job, as voters started… Read more »

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