Niamey locals want ‘honesty’ from leaders after historic election
02 January 2021 | 1:29 pm
In Niamey, the capital of Niger, inhabitants say they want their leaders to "show honesty" and to "build a health and education system" after the country voted in a historic presidential election that could seal a first peaceful handover between elected presidents.
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