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Joint mission to assess post-coup situation in Niger: UN

Last Updated: Sunday, February 21, 2010, 08:44

A joint mission from the United Nations, African Union and Economic Community of West African States will visit Niger on Sunday to assess the situation after a military coup, a senior UN official said.

UN condemns Niger coup, as junta tightens grip

Last Updated: Saturday, February 20, 2010, 09:39

UN chief Ban Ki-moon added his voice to international condemnation of a coup that toppled Niger`s President, but in the capital Niamey thousands celebrated the end of Mamadou Tandja`s rule.

Niger soldiers go on state TV to confirm coup

Last Updated: Friday, February 19, 2010, 12:56

Renegade soldiers in armoured vehicles stormed Niger`s presidential palace with a hail of gunfire in broad daylight, kidnapping the country`s strongman President and then appearing on state television to declare they staged a successful coup.