Francophone Africa in Flux: Niger Gets Back on Track

Issue Date July 2001
Volume 12
Issue 3
Page Numbers 80-87
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After a failed democratic experiment in 1993-96 and two military coups, Niger successfully held free and fair elections in 1999. The next couple of years will be crucial to the long-term survival of democracy.

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John Uniack Davis

John Uniack Davis is development assistance coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger. Previously, he was a democratic governance consultant in Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

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Aboubacar B. Kossomi

Aboubacar B. Kossomi is political assistant at the U.S. Embassy in Niger. The views expressed in this article are the authors’ own and should not be taken as an expression of U.S. government policy.

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