Hundreds of supporters of the coup gather and hold a Russian flag in front of the National Assembly in the capital Niamey, Niger July 27, 2023. REUTERS/Balima Boureima/File Photo WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – Soldiers in Niger declared a military coup on Wednesday, overthrowing President Mohamed Bazoum. The landlocked nation, a key U.S. ally in the region, has received millions in assistance from Washington.

Here are answers to questions about U.S.-Niger ties: WHY IS NIGER IMPORTANT TO THE UNITED STATES?

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