Mohamed Toumba, one of the soldiers who ousted Nigerian President Mohamed Bazoum, addresses supporters of Niger’s ruling junta in Niamey, Aug. 6, 2023. | Sam Mednick/AP Photo

By Nahal Toosi and Clea Caulcutt

08/18/2023 12:29 PM EDTUpdated: 08/18/2023 01:41 PM EDTThe coup in Niger is injecting fresh tension into the France-U.S. alliance.The two countries are at odds over how to respond to the ouster of the West African country’s president in July. France is refusing to diplomatically engage with the junta and strongly supports a regional body that has threatened military intervention. The U.S. has dispatched an envoy to meet with […]

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