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February 19, 2010
Military coup wrests Niger’s president from power

In the West African nation of Niger, known for its uranium deposits and grinding poverty, the military is in charge tonight after a coup that removed the civilian leader.

The president was taken into custody after soldiers attacked the presidential palace in Niamey, the capital of the former French colony. His whereabouts are unknown.

The deposed leader had rolled back democratic gains and tried to extend his own power. Deutsche Welle reports.

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#4

Who cares? They constantly are having coups or civil wars. As a country and a people they are of no importance. Let them genocide each other out of existance.

#3

This is a tough call because original principles of the constitution have been violated. The Military has taken action to stop and prevent government manipulation. Though the Military’s actions can be questioned, there’s room to say that their intentions are positive

#2

Another military coup in Africa? I’m shocked!!

#1

Think of those Swiss bankers who gives the deposed president a thumbs down. If he turns up dead those bank accounts he has put into those banks becomes lost in the system.
I wonder who or what country help the military get rid of a nasty president. Time will tell because they will be given hugh tracts of land at a very low price.

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