Junta in Niger, Arresting Administration Just Like the US


There was a junta in Niger. The opposition forces arrested four ministers, a former minister, and the head of overthrown President Mohamed Bazoum’s party, the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS), AFP reported on Monday.

Just like in the United States.

Niger, an EU Centerpiece

Germany, France, and the EU cut funds to the West African nation.

The EU is spending a $270 million “Emergency Trust Fund” on migration-related projects in Niger, including everything from migrant counseling to job training. The country has become “a centerpiece of EU policy” in northwest Africa, says the European ambassador to Niger, Denisa-Elena Ionete.

“Africa is 14 kilometers from our coast,” she points out. “Africa’s security and development is our security and development. Migration is a part of that.”

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Earlier on Monday, Oil Minister Mahamane Sani Mahamadou, Mining Minister Ousseini Hadizatou, and the leader of the PNDS’s national executive committee, Fourmakoye Gado, were all detained.

The party also claimed that Interior Minister Hama Amadou Souley, Transport Minister Oumarou Malam Alma, and Kalla Moutari, an MP and former defense minister, had been detained earlier.

Bazoum has been in detention since Wednesday when members of his security detail seized power.

Some of the putschists are demanding their release.

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4 months ago

Another nations the West, France in particular, has plundered for its resources namely, uranium and gold. While France takes Niger’s uranium to fuel their electricity needs, Niger is 80% without electricity.

But let’s not overlook Niger had “democracy”, from the West, but little else. The Western backed ECOWAS might be the entity that intervenes on behalf of France. ECOWAS has threatened force if Niger’s junta did not restore a civilian power within seven days. The French airbase is one of the largest overseas.