Journalist killed in Niger

Within one minute of writing the previous post about journalist fatalities in 2007, we learn that Niger journalist and radio station director Abdou Mahaman has been killed by a landmine in the capital Niamey,

He is the third civilian to die in explosions in the south since December, when the government accused Tuareg-led rebels of widening a northern revolt. No-one has claimed responsibility for the explosion and it is unclear whether Mr Mahaman was deliberately targeted. The BBC’s Idy Baraou in Niamey says the journalist was not known to be critical of either side. link

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