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The withdrawal starts

Mirage jets, Reaper drones and some helicopters, their crews and support teams will likely be among the first French military elements to be withdrawn from Niger following talks be...


Toxic times for uranium

Investment in future uranium mining operations was already on hold before Niger's July military coup, contrary to reports that the problems followed the coup, industry executives h...


    Vol 64 No 18 |
  • MALI

As Bamako pushes out the UN, Islamists seize new opportunities

The junta and its Wagner Group allies are reopening battles with the former separatists as they race to take over the UN's bases

After a decade of the UN's 15,000-strong peacekeeping force operating in northern Mali, the region is adapting to its sudden departure. Two threats stand out: the insurgent Islamis...


General Tiani opens the bidding

After calling regional leaders' bluff over military action, Niamey's putschists say they are ready to negotiate

Serious negotiations to take Niger forward from the crisis born of the 26 July coup are at last under way after the Niamey putschists met with the envoys from the Economic Communit...


Pushback tests Tinubu's tilt to the market

Anger on the streets is mounting in the wake of spiralling food and fuel

Hailed by bankers and foreign investors, President Bola Tinubu's decisions to end fuel subsidies and float the naira have collided with reality. The measures are fuelling the highe...


Torture claims hit Trovoada

The publication of a letter from the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) to Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada condemning human rights violations following last November's fa...


Government stonewalling on corruption comes under fire

Worsening financial strictures and revenue shortfalls are adding to the urgency of independent calls for tougher action against state skulduggery

As investigations multiply into conflicts of interests in state agencies, lawyers and rights activists are accusing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government of covering up malfeasa...


President Faure secretly helps the Niamey junta

While publicly opposing the Niger junta, Lomé is offering it support amid reports  that the Wagner Group is operating in northern Togo

President Faure Gnassingbé's government is assisting the Niger junta to consolidate power, Africa Confidential has learned, although as a member of the Economic Community of...


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