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Mamadou Tandja

Thugtatorship: The Highest Stage of African Dictatorship

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

In a thugtatorship, the purpose of seizing and clinging to political power is solely to accumulate personal wealth for the ruling class by stealing public funds and depriving the broader population scarce resources necessary for basic survival.

Niger Presidential Palace Stormed By Armed Soldiers

AP | DALATOU MAMANE and TODD PITMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NIAMEY, Niger — Renegade soldiers in armored vehicles stormed Niger's presidential palace with a hail of gunfire in broad daylight, kidnapping t...

President Mamadou Tandja Massive win for Niger president

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Niger's president has overwhelmingly won a referendum that will allow him to stay in power beyond the end of his second term in office, results show....