September 10, 2023

Niger Coup: Niger’s Junta Accuses France of Preparing for Military Intervention

In a recent development that has sent shockwaves throughout the international community, Niger’s junta has accused France of deploying troops across several West African nations. This move, they allege, is in preparation for a potential military intervention in Niger, in collaboration with the regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Highlights This […]

September 4, 2023

Niger Court Suspends French Ambassador’s Diplomatic Immunity

A Niamey court has suspended the diplomatic immunity of France’s ambassador to Niger and ordered his immediate deportation. The decision comes amid growing tensions between the two countries following a coup in July. Highlights: The court’s ruling was made in response to a request from the Nigerien government, which accused the French ambassador of violating […]

September 1, 2023

Nigeria President Suggests 9-Month Military Transition in Niger

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu has suggested a 9-month transition period for the military junta in Niger. Tinubu made the suggestion in a meeting with Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum on Saturday. The meeting took place in Abuja, Nigeria, and was also attended by the presidents of Benin and Togo. The four leaders discussed the political situation […]

September 1, 2023

ECOWAS Seeks EU Aid to Help Niger Restore Stability After Coup

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has consistently played a pivotal role in regional diplomacy, particularly during political crises. Its recent delegation to Toledo, Spain, to meet with European Union (EU) foreign ministers underscores its commitment to ensuring stability in the West African region. This meeting, led by Omar Alieu Touray, the head […]

August 28, 2023

Macron Stands Firm Against Niger Coup, Rejects Demands to Recall Ambassador

A month after a coup severed ties between France and Niger, French President Emmanuel Macron has rejected a request by Niger’s military junta to return the French ambassador. Macron praised the French ambassador in Niamey in his annual address to the country’s top diplomats, saying, “who is staying put, despite the pressure” and “illegitimate declarations […]

August 22, 2023

Niger Coup: AU plans individual sanctions against junta’s members

Yesterday, the African Union (AU) requested that its commission develop a list of the military junta and their sympathizers in the Niger Republic in order to apply “individual punitive measures” and targeted sanctions against them. Sanctions on the junta were previously approved by the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and […]

August 20, 2023

Niger Coup: The Reason why the West is Worried about the Niger Coup

The second-highest ranking American diplomat visited Niamey ten days after troops kidnapped the president of Niger and declared themselves the new administration of the West African country. This area of the Sahel, a poor and dry band south of the Sahara, has seen half a dozen coups in the previous three years, but none of […]