Picture dated July 1996 showing shows Niger's head of State General Ibrahim Bare Mainassara campaigning in Dosso. Mainassara was killed 09 April 1999 at a military base in Niamey. It was unclear why Mainassara was at the military base, but it was thought possible that he was seeking to leave the country when he was killed.        (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)