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.

French Military to Start Withdrawal from Niger This Week

© AFP 2023 - A general view of the Niger and French airbase in Niamey on September 10, 2023.
 A general view of the Niger and French airbase in Niamey on September 10, 2023.  - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 05.10.2023
PARIS (Sputnik) - In late July, Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum was ousted and detained as a result of the military coup. Following this, multiple protests have taken place outside the French military base, with demonstrators demanding that Niger's former colonial master end its military presence in the country.
France will start an operation to withdraw its troops from Niger this week, AFP reported on Thursday, citing the chief of staff of the French armed forces.
The operation will be carried out in coordination with Niger, the news agency added.
French military base in Niger - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 02.10.2023
Situation in Niger After Military Coup
Nigeriens Demonstrate in Front of French Military Base: Video
Nigerien Interior Minister Mohamed Toumba said on Tuesday that the country's government had approved French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed deadline for the final withdrawal of French troops from the country.
After July's military coup in Niger, the new authorities demanded the withdrawal of 1,500 French soldiers and also asked the French ambassador to leave the West African country. Since early September 2, anti-French demonstrations have been held in the country's capital.