JUST IN: Ex-Nigerien President, Mamadou Tandja is dead

Mamadou Tandja

Former Niger Republic President Mamadou Tandja is dead.

BBC Hausa Service confirmed the death on Tuesday.

Mamadou Tandja was born in 1938.

Solacebase reports that Mamadou Tandja was President of Niger from 1999 to 2010.

Also, serving as President of Niger, he was also Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States from 2005 to 2007.

He was President of the National Movement of the Development Society (MNSD) from 1991 to 1999 and unsuccessfully ran as the MNSD’s presidential candidate in 1993 and 1996 before being elected to his first term in 1999.

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