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Friday, 9 January, 1998, 04:22 GMT
Former Prime Minister of Niger charged after release from detention

The authorities in Niger have charged the former Prime Minister, Hama Amadou, with forming a militia within a political party.

Mr Amadou was released yesterday on charges connected with an alleged plot to assassinate President Ibrahim Bare Mainassara.

The Niger Justice Minister, told a press conference that six other suspects had been charged with criminal association.

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