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NIGER: New prime minister sworn inABIDJAN, 4 January 2000 (IRIN) - Niger’s new Prime Minister, Hama Amadou, was sworn in on Monday before the national assembly in Niamey, the official Voix du Sahel radio reported.
In his inaugural address, Hama said: “Our people are experiencing untold suffering, beginning with poverty, continuing with sickness, and very often followed by famine. “Our country’s financial situation is disastrous. The state coffers are utterly empty.”
Niger’s president is Tandja Mamadou, who won the second round of presidential elections on 24 November.
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