US suspends aid to Niger


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US suspends aid to Niger

Following international criticisms over Niger President’s forced rewriting of his country’s constitution earlier this year in order to extend his mandate and expand his powers, the government of the United States of America has suspended a $20 million aid programme to the west African country. An unnamed official cited by Reuters said the loan was withdrawn due to the US government’s belief that Mamadou Tandja’s power expansion is illegal.

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