Aug 04

Niger junta revokes military deals with France

Niger’s junta revoked a raft of military cooperation agreements with France. This is a decision that could drastically reshape a fight against Islamist insurgents in the region after the ouster of President Mohamed Bazoum last week. According to Reuters, like recent coups in neighbouring Burkina Faso and Mali, last week’s military takeover in Niger came amid a growing wave of anti-French sentiment with some locals accusing the former colonial ruler of interfering in their affairs.