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

Written by Keren Mikva


Issoufou is an ethnic Hausa

Issoufou was born in 1952 in the town of Dandaji in the Tahoua Department. He is an ethnic Hausa, and has been faced with long-standing ethnic tensions with Tuaregs and other ethnic groups in Niger throughout his presidency.