United States Confirms Military Coup in Niger For The First Time

In an unprecedented move, the United States has officially recognized the ousting of President Bazoum Mohammed in Niger as a coup d’état. Consequently, the U.S. has announced the suspension of $500 million in aid to the country, citing concerns over the removal of the elected government. Matthew Miller, the spokesperson for the United States Department […]


Former President Warns Against Use Of Military Force in Niger

Former Republic of Niger President, Mahamadou Issoufou, has cautioned against the use of military force in Niger, emphasizing that it would be a grave error. He contends that the key to resolving the current situation lies in mutual understanding through negotiation. Issoufou, making his first public statement on the Niger situation since the July 26 […]


Togo, West African Union Open Ports For Urgent Humanitarian Aid To Niger

The Government of Togo has granted permission to the United Nations to utilize its ports for delivering relief supplies to the people of the Republic of Niger, following a request made by the United Nations, as reported by The Spectacles. In recent days, the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations responsible for humanitarian operations presented […]


Niger, Burkina Faso And Mali Establish Sahel Alliance

On Saturday, the leaders of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger signed a charter to establish a defense alliance, as announced by ministerial delegations from the three Sahel countries during a press conference. Assimi Goita, the head of Mali’s ruling junta, took to X, the social network formerly known as Twitter, to express, “Today, alongside the […]


US Repositions Troops In Niger, Pulls Non-essential Personnel

In response to the ongoing instability following the coup in July, the Pentagon has initiated significant changes to the deployment of American military assets in Niger. On Thursday, U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, revealed that troops and equipment are being repositioned within Niger, alongside the withdrawal of non-essential personnel. While specific numbers […]


Massive Rally in Niger Calls For Withdrawal Of French Troops

On Saturday, thousands gathered in the Niger capital, Niamey, to demand the withdrawal of French troops, a move supported by the junta that seized power in June. The protesters congregated near a base housing French soldiers, responding to a call from several civic organizations critical of the French military presence in West Africa. Banners were […]


Niger: A Caution For The Coup Apologists

By Ahmad Danyaro In a world increasingly divided, the discourse on any societal or national concern is a crowded arena where supporters and opponents converge with equal fervour. However, amid this cacophony of opinions, it is imperative to reflect on the potential chaos looming over West Africa if the unsettling trend of coup d’états, epitomized […]


Niger Coup Averted Potential Disaster For Nigeria – Coupists

General Abdourahmane Tchiani, the leader of the Niger junta, asserted that the military takeover in Niger averted a potential disaster for both Niger Republic and neighboring Nigeria. During a meeting in Niamey, Niger’s capital, with a Nigerian delegation of clerics, including Sheik Bala Lau, Chairman of Jam’atul Izalatu Bida Waikamatu Sunnah, Tchiani elaborated on the […]


Ghana Grapples With Cooking Ingredient Shortage Amid Niger Sanctions

Traders in Ghana express concern over potential negative business effects due to ECOWAS’ economic blockade of Niger Republic. Ghanaian traders worry that the ongoing economic blockade imposed on Niger Republic by ECOWAS could significantly impact their businesses. Following an ultimatum issued by ECOWAS Heads of State to the military junta in Niger last week, which […]


Russia Warns Against Ecowas Military Action In Niger Coup Crisis

Russia Cautions Against Military Intervention in Niger as Ecowas Gathers Standby Force Amidst the unfolding Niger coup crisis, Russia has issued a stern caution against any potential military intervention by regional bloc Ecowas, warning of a “protracted confrontation” and the destabilization of the entire Sahel region. Although Russia does not officially endorse the coup, the […]