Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Tag: Niger

The Pentagon has formally ordered the total withdrawal of 1,000 US combat soldiers from Niger, impacting counterterrorism efforts and Russian influence in West Africa, amid ongoing discussions with Nigerien authorities.
Colonel Major Amadou Abdramane, a spokesman for the Nigerien junta, said in a statement that Niger will cut off US military ties amidst rising concerns about a uranium deal with Iran.
French companies are the main owners of three major uranium mines in Niger, a country with abundant uranium deposits in Africa. Niger ranks as the seventh-largest uranium producer globally and the second-largest supplier of uranium to the...
France has emphasized its commitment to upholding five military cooperation pacts with Niger, as these agreements were entered into with the lawful authorities of the West African nation. This stance remains unchanged despite the newly established junta...