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25 Nov 2020 | 05:34 AM UTC

Niger: Three days of mourning declared following death of former president November 24

Authorities declare three days of mourning following death of former president Mamadou Tandja on November 24; follow official directives



Authorities have declared three days of mourning following the death of the country's former president, Mamadou Tandja, on Tuesday, November 24. It is currently unclear if the 82-year old's death will be marked by any specific commemorative events.

Disruptions within Niger are possible in the near term as a result of potential commemorative gatherings or protests following Tandja's death.


Tandja was president of Niger from 1999 until 2010 when he was removed from power by the army after altering the constitution to remain in office for another term ahead of the 2009 elections.


Those in Niger are advised to maintain a heightened level of situational awareness in the medium term, remaining respectful and avoiding discussing sensitive topics in public. Travelers should monitor local media sources to remain apprised of any disruption in their particular area of operations.

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