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Niger walks tightrope between the world and Gaddafi

Col Muammar Gaddafi's influence may have waned but he still emits defiant audio messages.

After news that an entourage of pro-Gaddafi supporters has gone to neighbouring Niger, the government in Niger has been seeking to calm tensions.

It has been engaging in a careful balancing act to keep both the international community and Col Gaddafi's supporters on side.

The mood among citizens in the often unstable republic is nervous.

Mark Doyle reports from the capital Niamey.

  • 08 Sep 2011
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