The deposed president Mohamed Bazoum has the support of France’s President Emmanuel Macron. Bazoum has been removed by a military Junta which is directly supported by the Pentagon.
Victoria Nuland acting on behalf of the Biden Administration has played a key role. She was in Niamey on August 7-8, 2023 for meetings with the Military Junta as well as on an earlier inter-agency delegation last year to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger.
Ironically, the Burkina Faso military coup led by Captain Ibrahim Traoré occurred less than 3 weeks prior to Victoria Nuland’s mission to The Sahel.
In Burkina Faso, Captain Ibrahim Traoré (left) came to power in a military coup (September 30, 2022). Upon his confirmation as Head of the Military Junta on October 5, 2022, he ordered the withdrawal of French forces.
A similar pattern seems to be unfolding in Niger? In recent developments, the CNSP military Junta requested the French Ambassador Sylvain Itte to leave Niger within 48 hours.
In turn, both Mali and Burkina Faso have confirmed their commitment to sending troops to Niger if required. They have fully endorsed Niger’s CNSP Military Junta.
n a bitter irony, the process of French Decolonization (i.e Paris out of Africa) does not ensure the in-statement of democratic forms of government.
Quite the opposite, it tends to favor the hegemonic development of U.S. neocolonialism and the militarization of the African continent, which must be forcefully opposed.
A pattern of US militarization (coupled with the imposition of Neo-liberal shock treatment macro-economic policies), has unfolded in several francophone countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
Global Research / ABC Flash Point News 2023.