Mahamadou Issoufou

Niger Holds Tense Vote; Issoufou Seeks Second Term

By Abdoulaye Massalaki NIAMEY, Feb 22 – Niger closed its land borders and ramped up security on Sunday for an election in which President Mahamadou Issoufou is running for a second term promising to crush Islamist militants and reduce the country’s deep poverty. Security forces patrolled cities and villages in case of unrest or militant attacks. Some voters

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