Hamani Diori

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Diori, Hamani


Born June 16, 1916, in Soudouré, Niger. Statesman of Niger.

Diori by training and profession is a teacher. He was one of the founders of the Niger Progressive Party in 1946. From 1946 to 1951 and from 1956 to 1959 he was a deputy to the French National Assembly from Niger, and from 1957 to 1959 he was its vice-chairman. In 1951 he became secretary general of the Niger Progressive Party. In December 1958 he headed the government of autonomous Niger; from 1960 to 1974 he was president and head of the government of independent Niger.

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The President was received at the Diori Hamani International Airport by President Mamadou Issoufou.
One reason for this omission may be that the development of the USN is inconsistent with the common historical narrative regarding the regimes of Diori Hamani (1960-74) and Seyni Kountche (1974-87), which are often described as having been entirely closed to any alternative political expression or protest.
(2) After ending violently in the mid-1960s, the baton was taken up by the USN; in the early 1970s, protests (following drought and severe food shortages) contributed to the 1974 fall of President Diori Hamani. When, in that same year, Seyni Kountche came to power through a military coup, protests continued despite the oppressive political climate.
School protest emerged in Niger in the late 1950s, coinciding with the nation's struggles for independence, but also with prominent political rivalries between Djibo Bakary, the leader of the Sawaba movement, and Diori Hamani, the head of the Parti Progressiste Nigerien (PPN).
High school pupils and university students participated in a mass distribution of leaflets denouncing the Diori Hamani regime.
The Prime Minister was welcomed on arrival at the international airport Diori Hamani by Niger's Prime Minister Brigi Rafini.
OVERLOOKING THE conveyor belt in Diori Hamani International Airport, a billboard discreetly advertises the presence of the French company Bollore in the Republic of Niger.
The expansion of the Diori Hamani International Airport project has also allowed better air connectivity by serving more inland cities.
The military on Tuesday said no one was injured but that the landing of the MQ-9 Reaper damaged the runway at Diori Hamani International Airport in Niamey, Nigeria.
Nine days later, a court freed Abdullahi after his lawyer showed that there had been an identity mixup and that the real person being sought was Abdoulaye Diori Hamani, son of Niger's first president and owner of Air Niamey, an airline based in the country.
Wauthier points out the coincidence between the April 1974 coup by Colonel Seyni Kountche and his predecessor, M Diori Hamani's attempts to involve non-French partners, for example, the US Continental Oil Company in the country's uranium deposits.