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Counting Begins in Niger's Presidential Election

Counting has begun in Niger's presidential and legislative elections after the polls closed Sunday. The results are not expected until sometime next week. Mahamadou Issoufou is running for a second five-year term with a promise to crush Islamist militants and develop one of the poorest countries in the world. "I hope that these elections proceed calmly and peacefully," he had said. "In any case, there will only be one winner, and that is...

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