U.S. preparing order to evacuate U.S. embassy personnel from Niger

French nationals gather as they wait to be airlifted back to France on a French military aircraft, at the international Airport in Niamey, Niger, on Aug. 1, 2023. | Sam Mednick/AP Photo

By Nahal Toosi , Lara Seligman and Alexander Ward

08/02/2023 11:21 AM EDTUpdated: 08/02/2023 12:00 PM EDTThe U.S. government is preparing an order to evacuate most U.S. Embassy personnel from Niger, according to three people familiar with internal deliberations.A final decision to evacuate has not yet been made, said a U.S. diplomat, a U.S. official and a former U.S. official who were granted anonymity to discuss sensitive deliberations. […]

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