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Niger: France does not recognize any legitimacy in the declarations of the military junta in power

Colonel Amadou Abdramane, spokesman for the military junta, pointed the finger in a speech on national television.


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France does not recognize “no legitimacy” to the declarations of the military junta that came to power in Niger with a coup d'état. The French president said it, Emmanuel Macron, at the end of the G20 in New Delhi. “A coup d'état since last July has been holding a democratically elected president hostage,” Macron underlined, in reference to Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum. “France has a simple position: we ask for the release of President Bazoum and the restoration of constitutional order,” said the owner of the Elysée.

La France brought men and military equipment to several West African countries, notably to senegalese, Ivory Coast e Benin, in view of a possible intervention in Niger. The colonel declared this in a speech on national television Amadou Abdramane, spokesperson of the military junta that took power last July 26 in Niamey. Paris, according to the officer, is continuing to deploy its forces in the countries of the Economic Community of West African States (Cedeao) to "prepare an aggression against Niger which it is planning in collaboration with the regional organization". According to Abdramane, military cargo planes have brought "large quantities of war materials and equipment to Senegal, Ivory Coast and Benin, to name a few."

After the July coup, France sided with the deposed president Mohamed Bazoum and refused to withdraw its troops and recall its ambassador to Niamey, Sylvain Itte, as requested by the junta now in power. Cedeao, which suspended Niger, threatened direct military intervention if constitutional order was not restored in the country.

In Niamey, meanwhile, protest demonstrations continue almost daily against the French military presence, which before the coup numbered 1.500 men engaged in operations against the jihadist groups active in the region. In Niger there is also a US contingent of around 1.100 soldiers, which the Defense Department decided last week to transfer from the capital to the city of Agadez, further north.


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