Gaddafi loyalists head for Niger

Nigeriens say they are indebted to Gaddafi after years of aid, as loyalists continue to seek safe haven.

    While most of the world had written off Niger as a failed state, Muammar Gaddafi pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the west African country in development funds.

    It explains why Gaddafi's top lieutenants have been given asylum here and why the ousted leader may end up fleeing to Niger.

    Reports say four more officers arrived in the country - bringing the tally of defectors this week to almost 20.

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from the capital, Niamey.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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