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Population: 25.25m
GDP: $14.92bn
Debt: 57% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Regional bloc backtracks on economic sanctions

Leaders say the decision to lift restrictions has been made for humanitarian reasons as they urge Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso not to leave the community

The decision by leaders of the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) to lift economic sanctions on Niger's military regime is an embarrassing admission of d...



Macron digs in amid diplomatic 'hostage' claims

The French president says his ambassador and diplomatic staff in Niamey, are effectively hostages and living off military rations as the junta blocks food deliveries to the embassy

The diplomatic standoff between France and Niger's military junta shows no sign of abating as President Emmanuel Macron continues to dig in.


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and some helicopters, their crews and support teams will likely be among the first French military elements to be withdrawn from Niger following talks be...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

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...

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...

Niamey's junta thumbs its nose

Beyond ignoring military threats and reshuffling the army command, the ruling generals lack a strategy

In another show of insouciance, the Niamey junta named a new team of ministers a few hours before West African leaders met in Abuja on 10 August to discuss how to reinstate Preside...

The coup d'état as get-out-of-jail card

Unresolved investigations into the diversion of over $125 million of the defence budget may explain why the generals overthrew President Bazoum

Looming in the background of the Niger coup is the role played by the biggest procurement scandal in the country's history – the diversion of nearly half the defence budget i...

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