Niger junta exposes division between France and United States

Leaders of the military council, Colonel Major Amadou Abdramane (left), and General Mohamed Toumba, number three of the junta, in Niamey, August 6, 2023. Faced with the (increasingly hypothetical) threat of military intervention by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore constitutional order in Niger, time is the best ally of the coup leaders currently in power in Niger’s capital, Niamey – particularly as divisions grow throughout the African continent between hardliners and those advocating dialogue. Differing views also abound among Western countries, and particularly between the Americans and the French.

The two powers were the democratically […]

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