Niger Capital Reported Calm After Coup

A day afterwards soldiers in Niger overthrew President Mamadou Tandja, the aggressive band on Friday articular its arch as Squadron Leader Salou Djibo and said civilian agents would run ministries and regions until a fresh government was formed, account letters said.Reuters appear from Niamey, the basic of Niger, a landlocked, uranium-producing country, that the burghal was calm Friday afterwards a aggressive advance on the presidential alcazar area the government was affair the day before. Other letters said the presidential alcazar was beneath abundant bouncer Friday.After a day of gunfire, explosions and ceaseless aggressive music on the radio on Thursday, the abode of President Tandja remained unknown. Reuters said agilely armed soldiers patrolled sporadically in Niamey on Friday as schools, banks and markets reopened.The accomplishment leaders, who additionally included two colonels, took ability in the name of what they alleged the Supreme Council for the Apology of Democracy, account letters said. Little advice has been appear about Squadron Leader Djibo, but account letters said a heavily armed assemblage beneath his command played a above role in Thursday’s fighting.In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union accursed the takeover and apprenticed the apology of built-in order.