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Niger Puts Electoral Register in Shape Ahead of February Vote

Niger has completed changes to its electoral register recommended by the International Organization of the Francophonie, the body said Thursday, removing a major source of tension ahead of elections next month. President Mahamadou Issoufou is seeking another mandate as head of the historically turbulent, uranium-producing West African country on February 21. He is the favorite to win, but critics say he has become increasingly authoritarian and repressive ahead of the polls. The OIF,...

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