Mahamadou Issoufou Unites Opposition in Niger’s Presidential Runnoff Vote

Published on 11 March 2011

Mahamadou Issoufou, a mining engineer and former prime minister of Niger, may win a presidential runoff tomorrow that will return the world’s sixth- biggest uranium producer to civilian rule after he earned the support of four other parties. (..) Both Issoufou and Oumarou say they will improve education and bolster agriculture in a country where just 15 percent of women are literate and 82 percent of the population relies on farming and animal herding, according to data from the World Food Programme and the CIA’s World Fact Book.

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