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Niger achieved independence from France in 1960. In January 1996 the democratically elected government of president Ousmane was overthrown by a military coup led by colonel Mainassara. He was elected president in July 1997.

1 Conscription

conscription exists

Niger has conscription, although it is only imposed selectively. [1] [3] [4]

military service

It is not known who is liable for military service.

Military service lasts for 24 months.

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