Niger Republic, Niamey – The coup leader in Niger Republic has ordered French ambassador, Sylvain Itte to leave the country within 48 hours.
According to Reuters, the foreign ministry disclosed this in a statement on Friday, August 25.
According to the statement, the decision was taken partly due to Itte’s refusal to respond to an invitation to a meeting with Niger’s minister of foreign affairs.
It added that other actions by the French government were also contrary to the interests of Niger, without going into further detail.
France has called for President Mohamed Bazoum to be reinstated as the President of Niger Republic following the unprecedented coup on July 26,
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The French foreign ministry did not immediately reply to a request for comment on Friday.
African Union suspends Niger
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the African Union has suspended the Republic of Niger over the Wednesday, July 26 coup led by Gen Abdourahamane Tchiani.
The suspension is one of the many sanctions against the francophone West African nation.
Niger forms military alliance With 2 countries
The Niger military junta has entered into an alliance with two neighbouring countries, Burkina Faso and Mali, who are also under military rule. General Abdourahamane Tiani, the junta leader and the former chief of the brigade guard, overthrew his democratically elected boss, President Mohamed Bazoum, through a coup and detained him, DW Reported.