A landlocked West African country, Niger borders Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Libya, Chad and Algeria. Nigeria has experienced several periods of military rule and numerous coup-d'etats - the most recent of which, in 2010, prevented the extension of the incumbent president's rule and ensured the largely free and fair elections of 2011. Tensions remain, however, as do concerns about the persistence of slavery and forced labour, harmful traditional practices, such as early marriage and female genital mutilation and issues around the recurring conflicts with Tuareg separatists in the North.

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