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Niger Says Nine Military Officers Arrested in Alleged Coup Plot

Niger's government has arrested nine military officers for allegedly planning a coup, the interior minister said Saturday. That was more than twice the number of arrests reported earlier in the week. President Mahamadou Issoufou said in a televised address Thursday that the alleged plotters had planned to use aerial firepower and had prevented the movement of military assets from the capital, Niamey, to the southern region of Diffa. Issoufou was elected in 2011, a year after a...

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