Situation in Niger After Military Coup
On July 26, Niger's presidential guard detained President Mohamed Bazoum. The guard's commander, Gen. Abdourahmane Tchiani, proclaimed himself the country's new leader.

Nigerien Court Rules to Expel French Ambassador From Country: Reports

© AFP 2023Протесты возле авиабазы в Ниамее с требованием вывода французских военных сил из Нигера
Протесты возле авиабазы в Ниамее с требованием вывода французских военных сил из Нигера - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 02.09.2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A court in Niger granted the petition of the country's post-coup authorities to expel French Ambassador Sylvain Itte, Nigerien news agency ANP reported on Saturday.
On Thursday, the Nigerien Foreign Ministry announced that Itte no longer enjoyed diplomatic immunity and that the police had been instructed to proceed with his expulsion, Nigerien media reported. Later in the day, the Europe1 broadcaster reported that the Nigerien police had stepped up their presence outside the French embassy.
Since Itte had been declared persona non grata but did not leave the country within the prescribed 48 hours, his diplomatic card and visa were canceled, which makes his further stay on the territory of Niger illegal, the authorities said in the petition filed on Friday, as cited by the ANP.
A man holds a placard with the image of Niger's new military ruler General Abdourahamane Tiani on as supporters of Niger's National Council of Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP) protest outside the Niger and French airbase in Niamey on September 2, 2023 to demand the departure of the French army from Niger. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 02.09.2023
Situation in Niger After Military Coup
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The French ambassador was also stripped of all diplomatic privileges and diplomatic immunity under the Vienna Convention, the document read.
On July 26, Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum was ousted and detained by his own guard, led by Gen. Abdourahamane Tchiani. France condemned the coup and said it continued to support "the legitimate government" of its former colony. The rebels halted gold and uranium exports to France, blocked French media and denounced several military pacts with Paris. In addition, they demanded in mid-August that French forces leave the country by early September. Since the coup, mass rallies have taken place in Niger demanding the complete withdrawal of French troops from the country.