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Niger President: Government Foiled Coup Attempt

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Niger's government has foiled an attempted coup and arrested suspects who planned to use aerial means to seize power, President Mahamadou Issoufou said in an address on national television on Thursday. Issoufou was elected to lead the West African country in 2011, one year after a coup. Political tension is high ahead of a presidential election set for February 21. Issoufou is favorite to win but the opposition accuses his government of repression ahead of the vote. Gendarmes...

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