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Niger Coup: Military junta forms new government



The Republic of Niger military leaders who seized power in a coup in July have formed a new government, according to a decree on national television on Thursday.

Niger’s Prime Minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine is to lead the 21-member government, with generals froming the new military governing council to head the defence and interior ministries.

Meanwhile, top diplomats from the United Nations, African Union, and the Economic Community of West African States will Thursday (today) storm Abuja, the nation’s capital, to take major decisions at an Extraordinary Summit on political development in the Niger Republic.

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