Is the Republic of Niger affected by Coup in West Africa? What's really going on?

Is the Republic of Niger affected by Coup in West Africa? What’s really going on?

This Wednesday, July 26, in the morning, soldiers blocked access to the Nigerien presidency and the head of state Mohamed Bazoum is currently in the hands of the mutineers, local media reported.

Mood or coup attempt? Early in the morning of this Wednesday, July 26, the surroundings of the Nigerien presidency were blocked by elements of the presidential guard.

According to a regional military source quoted by Jeune Afrique, the Nigerien head of state is currently being held by the mutineers in his residence in Niamey.

The coming hours promise to be very decisive for Mohamed Bazoum who is currently negotiating with the military.

The Nigerien president has never hidden his closeness to France, sometimes not hesitating to scratch the soldiers who took power in Bamako and Burkina Faso. Demonstrations against the French military presence in Niger have been organized in recent years.

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