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Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara

Personal data
Date of birthMay 9, 1949
Place of birthDogondoutchi, Niger, French West Africa
Date of deathApril 9, 1999(age 49)
Place of deathNiamey, Niger
Political partyUNIRD→RDP
President of Niger
In officeJanuary 27, 1996 - April 9, 1999
Prime ministerBoukary Adji
Amadou Cissé
Ibrahim Hassane Mayaki
Succeeded byDaouda Malam Wanké
Preceded byMahamane Ousmane

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Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara (May 9, 1949 April 9, 1999) was a military officer in the West African country of Niger who seized power in a January 1996 coup d'état and ruled the country until his assassination during the military coup of April 1999.

Maïnassara, a member of Niger's Hausa ethnic majority, was born in Dogondutchi in 1949, and pursued a military career. Maïnassara was named Army Chief of Staff in March 1995, under a constitution which had moved Niger from military rule in 1991.


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