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Niger remains wary of Mali crisis on its doorstep

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Niger assisted its neighbour during uprising but has worked hard to shield itself from recent north and west African turmoil

Niger, like Mali, was recently the scene of a military putsch but democracy was soon restored. The Nigerien military handed power back to civilians in 2011, just as they had promised a year earlier when they ousted President Mamadou Tandja, accused of hanging on to power.

Read the full report on the Guardian.