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28 Jul 2023
Kenyan President William Ruto, on Friday, condemned the coup in Niger that saw Mohamed Bazoum deposed from power by members of his presidential guard. Niger's coup is the seventh in West and Central Africa since 2020. Niger is a key Western ally in a global fight against insurgencies in the Sahel region.
28 Jul 2023
The military coup in Niger is another setback for security in the Sahel region – also scuppering German government plans for the deployment of armed forces and for development cooperation.
28 Jul 2023
Niger general Abdourahamane Tiani declares himself president on state TV
26 Jul 2023
Niger President Mohamed Bazoum has been removed from power, according to a group of soldiers who appeared on the West African nation's national television late on Wednesday, hours after the president was held in the presidential palace.
30 Jun 2023
Talking Europe interviews Jutta Urpilainen, the EU Commissioner for International Partnerships, who is in charge of overseeing official development assistance. She announces exclusively on FRANCE 24 a fresh €66 million package for Niger, to be spent on education. Urpilainen stresses that development aid is part of geopolitical competition, and that it would be a "huge mistake" for Europe and the West to turn their back on the Global South.
24 Apr 2023
At the end of 2022, Niger's army said it was highly satisfied with its military cooperation with France against the terrorist threat, unlike its neighbours in Mali and Burkina Faso. Of the countries located in the tri-border area – the most dangerous region of the Sahel – Niger is the only one that wants to keep the French military on its soil. This aid takes the form of Operation Almahaou.
21 Mar 2023
The White House has said an American aid worker who was kidnapped in the West African nation more than six years ago has been released from custody.

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