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

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Written by Keren Mikva
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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.