Aug 08

Niger junta appoints new prime minister

Niger junta leader Gen Abdourahmane Tchiani has named a former finance minister as the new prime minister following the 26 July coup. Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine replaces Mahamadou Ouhoumoudou, who was in Europe during the coup. The BBC reports that the junta on Monday also appointed Brig Gen Amadou Didilli as the head of the country’s High Authority for Peace Consolidation.