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

Written by Keren Mikva


Issoufou honored his pledge to Tuareg rebels by appointing a Tuareg prime minister

Immediately after his inauguration, Issoufou appointed Brigi Rafini as prime minister. This was in accordance with the peace agreements that had been signed with Tuareg rebels in Northern Niger, which Issoufou pledged throughout his campaign to honor.