Thu, 21 Sep 2023 14:52:38 GMT
Burkina Faso's Parliament Approves Sending Troops to Niger
[allAfrica] Harare -- The Burkinabe parliament gave the go-ahead for Captain Ibrahim Traore to send troops to neighboring Niger in response to a potential foreign military intervention to reinstate ousted leader Mohamed Bazoum, The North Africa Post ...

Mon, 18 Sep 2023 23:20:33 GMT
Sahel - Gold, Resources and Threats
[Centre 4s] Introduction by Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, president

Mon, 18 Sep 2023 06:20:27 GMT
#Under30EntrepreneursinNigeria - What Drove Me Into Wig-Making Business - 25-Year-Old Orinate
[Premium Times] "I feel doing business in Nigeria can be challenging for young entrepreneurs because there is little or no support from the government."

Sun, 17 Sep 2023 11:43:09 GMT
Juntas of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso Sign Security Pact
[DW] Three West African countries ruled by military juntas have signed a mutual defense pact. Mali and Burkina Faso had previously promised to come to Niger's aid in the event of an attack.

Sat, 16 Sep 2023 06:52:52 GMT
Macron Says France's Niger Ambassador a 'Hostage' in Embassy
[DW] Niger's coup leaders have tried to expel France's ambassador, but Paris says it doesn't recognize their authority to order him out. Macron said on TV he was "literally" a "hostage," stuck in the French Embassy in Niamey.

Fri, 15 Sep 2023 14:48:07 GMT
French Minister Denies Boycotting African Artists After Visa Suspension
[RFI] France's Culture Minister on Friday said the suspension of visas for artists from Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso was due to security concerns in light of the recent military coups in those countries and in no way a "boycott".

Mon, 18 Sep 2023 08:14:25 GMT
Algeria Proposes Political Solution to Ongoing Crisis in Niger
[Ghanaian Times] The President of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has proposed a comprehensive initiative aimed at finding a lasting political solution to the ongoing crisis in Niger.

Thu, 14 Sep 2023 12:18:27 GMT
U.S. Resumes Drone Operations in Niger
[allAfrica] Harare -- The U.S. resumed flying drones and other aircraft out of Niger's air bases, according to the commander of the Air Forces in Europe and Africa, Al Jazeera reports.

Fri, 15 Sep 2023 07:30:33 GMT
Niger Ends Military Deal With Benin Over Fears of Ecowas Intervention
[RFI] Niger's junta has scrapped a military pact with Benin, accusing its neighbour of authorising the deployment of troops on its territory for a possible military intervention by the Ecowas regional bloc. This comes as the French foreign ministry h...

Wed, 13 Sep 2023 07:51:15 GMT
Russia's Wagner Mercenaries Landing in Niger? No, 'Breaking News' Video Shot in 2006
[Africa Check] IN SHORT: Niger's coup leaders did reportedly ask Russia's Wagner mercenaries help them hold on to power. But a video circulating online with the claim it shows a planeload of Wagner soldiers landing in Niger in 2023 is 17 years old.

Wed, 13 Sep 2023 04:29:46 GMT
U.S. Response to Gabon and Niger Coups Suggests Need for a New West Africa Policy in Washington
[The Conversation Africa] Recent coups in the West African nations of Gabon and Niger caught U.S. diplomats a little off guard. They also indicate Washington may need to reassess its policy in the region or risk becoming increasingly irrelevant to th...

Tue, 12 Sep 2023 12:10:11 GMT
Putin Discusses Niger Crisis With Malian Leader Goita
[allAfrica] Harare -- Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Mali's acting president, Assimi Goita, on the telephone, discussing issues like counter-terrorism measures and the situation in Niger, Mali's neighbor, the Kremlin is reported to have ...

Tue, 12 Sep 2023 07:00:21 GMT
Niger's Junta Finds Support in Mali and Russia, but France Stands Firm
[RFI] The leaders of Russia and Mali have agreed the political crisis in Niger should be resolved using diplmoacy and not force. Meanwhile France has rejected accusations by Niger's coup leaders that it's planning a military intervention.

Wed, 13 Sep 2023 06:11:12 GMT
Three Things to Know About the Humanitarian Situation in Niger
[MSF] As a result of the political situation in Niger since 26 July, regional organisations including the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and a number of bilateral and multilate...

Sun, 10 Sep 2023 13:50:57 GMT
Military Govt Accuses France of Preparing Forces for 'Intervention'
[allAfrica] Harare -- The military government in Niger, which seized control in July, accused France of stationing troops in various West African countries in preparation for "military intervention," AFP reports.

Fri, 08 Sep 2023 13:28:01 GMT
Towards a Partial Withdrawal of French Forces
[RFI] French and Nigerien military officers are discussing a partial withdrawal of certain French military elements deployed in Niger. However, the bulk of French forces in the Sahel will remain in Niamey.

Fri, 08 Sep 2023 08:02:15 GMT
U.S. Drone Flights Limited Since Niger Coup
[VOA] Pentagon -- Two U.S. officials have told VOA that military drone flights from bases in Niger have been "limited" since the July coup, a restriction experts believe is likely hindering the international counterterrorism mission in West Africa.

Mon, 11 Sep 2023 07:16:42 GMT
Uncertainty for French Soldiers in Niger, Confined to Barracks After Coup
[RFI] When a junta seized power in Niger on 26 July, joint military operations against jihadists between Niger and France were suspended. French troops, ordered to stay in their barracks, face an uncertain future as diplomatic wrangling over a possib...

Tue, 05 Sep 2023 14:38:57 GMT
Niger PM Looks to Mend Bridges With Ecowas, Promises 'Swift Withdrawal' of French Troops
[RFI] Niger's military-appointed prime minister has said he sees hopes of a deal with the Economic Communuity of West African States (Ecowas) - that threatened to use force to restore civilian rule after a coup in July - with "exchanges" reportedly a...

Wed, 06 Sep 2023 04:59:04 GMT
France Weighs Withdrawal of Some Troops From Niger - Reports
[DW] France has about 1,500 troops stationed in Niger, where there was a coup in July. French media cite government sources as saying the withdrawal of "some elements" is under discussion.

Tue, 05 Sep 2023 04:38:16 GMT
Junta Reopens Airspace Weeks After Coup
[DW] Niger's military rulers are reopening the country's airspace after seizing power on July 26. The junta previously cited the threat of military intervention from the West African bloc ECOWAS as the reason for the closure.

Mon, 04 Sep 2023 14:10:36 GMT
Ecowas Chair Tinubu Wants 9-Month Transition in Niger
[Premium Times] "President Tinubu noted that Nigeria, under General Abdulsalami Abubakar, instituted a nine-month transition programme in 1998, and it proved very successful, leading the country into a new era of democratic governance," presidential ...

Mon, 04 Sep 2023 11:06:11 GMT
Coups - Citizens Tired of Voting, Not Seeing Results, Say Elders
[Vanguard] The West African Elders Forum, WAEF, has urged African leaders to respect constitutions and put citizens' welfare, peace, and security at the centre of governance.

Tue, 05 Sep 2023 04:38:54 GMT
Does Europe Need Niger's Uranium?
[DW] Will the lights go out in Europe if Niger were to prevent France from mining more of its uranium? DW asked experts in Niger and Europe about the energy supply chain in the wake of the coup.

Sun, 03 Sep 2023 10:54:03 GMT
Niger - Pro-Junta Protesters Demand French Troop Withdrawal
[DW] Anti-French sentiment has risen in Niger since its government was toppled in a July 26 coup. France has about 1,500 troops in the former colony.

Mon, 04 Sep 2023 11:10:45 GMT
How Presidential Trusted Guards Toppled Bazoum, Bongo
[Leadership] Military and security analysts are beginning to pay more attention to presidential guards across a growing number of African countries who are wielding as much power as the official heads of the Armed Forces.

Sat, 02 Sep 2023 11:10:04 GMT
What Niger's Coup Says About U.S. Security Assistance in the Sahel
[IPS] Washington DC -- In what has become an all too familiar phenomenon, U.S.-trained security personnel have been implicated in the July 26th coup that deposed Niger's democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum.

Fri, 01 Sep 2023 05:14:48 GMT
Junta Orders Police to Expel French Ambassador
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Niger's ruling junta has ordered police to expel France's ambassador, Reuters reports from Niamey.

Fri, 01 Sep 2023 13:18:01 GMT
Sahel - Uncontrolled Threats Takes Hold
[Centre 4s] Immensely vast and still relatively lightly populated, the Sahel continues to be professed as a well-known region. However, for more than a decade, this region has never ceased to surprise by multiple mutations and various brutalities tha...

Sat, 02 Sep 2023 11:20:50 GMT
'Investing' Key to the Prevention of Military Coups - UN
[IPS] United Nations -- The United Nations says increased investment in the Sahel region will assist in preventing military coups. This after military officers in Gabon announced a seizure of power from long-time President Ali Bongo Ondimba following...