Ex-Niger president Ousmane to stand in February election

Niamey (AFP) – Former Niger leader Mahamane Ousmane will challenge incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou for the presidency in February elections, the opposition MNRD party told AFP. “Our political bureau on Saturday named Mahamane Ousmane as a candidate in the 2016 presidential election,” the party said in a statement at the end of an extraordinary party congress. […]