Birthplace: Maïné-Soroa, Niger
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Head of State
Party Affiliation: See Note 
Executive summary: President of Niger, 1999-2010
Military service: Niger Armed Forces (Lt. Gen., ret.)
Seized in a military coup during a cabinet meeting on 18 February 2010. It was Niger's first coup since 1999.
 Leader since 1991, Mouvement National pour la Societé de Développement.
President of Niger (22-Dec-1999 to 18-Feb-2010)
Niger Minister Interior (1990-91)
Niger Ambassador to Nigeria (1988-90)
Niger Official Prefect of Tahoua (1981-88)
Niger Minister Interior (1979-81)
Niger Official Prefect of Maradi (1976-79)
Economic Community of West African States Chairman (2005-)
Ousted in a Coup
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