The former president of Niger Mamadou "Baba" Tandja, who had led the country from 1999 to 2010, when he was overthrown by a putsch, died…

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Niger: Death of former President Mamadou Tandja

The former president of Niger Mamadou "Baba" Tandja, who had led the country from 1999 to 2010, when he was overthrown by a putsch, died Tuesday in Niamey at the age of 82, according to a presidential statement read on Nigerien public television. "The President of the Republic and the government regret to announce the death of His Excellency Tandja Mamadou, former President of the Republic of Niger, who died today November 24 in Niamey. A mourning period of three days will be observed throughout the national territory", according to the text, which does not specify the cause of death.

 

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