12 Things You Didn’t Know About Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou

Written by Keren Mikva

Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou has been in power since 2011, but was involved in the country’s politics — largely as an opposition figure — for more than two decades. Niger’s first civilian leader since its last coup in 2010, Issoufou faced his fair share of issues as president, but has enjoyed a largely peaceful period since his election. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou.

Sources: AlJazeera.com, Britannica.com, DW.de, MyAfrica.AllAfrica.com, WorldDiplomacy.org, BBC.co.uk