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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Le chef du gouvernement a ete accueilli a son arrivee a l'aeroport international Diori Hamani par le premier ministre nigerien Brigi Rafini.
The Prime Minister was welcomed on arrival at the international airport Diori Hamani by Niger's Prime Minister Brigi Rafini.
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.