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The president of Niger has been removed in a coup

The President of the West African nation of Niger has been removed in a coup. President Mohamed Bazoum has been held hostage by his own guard at his residence since early Wednesday morning.

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Michele Kelemen
Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.