President Emmanuel Macron's announcement is a significant blow to France’s policy in Africa, after French troops pulled out of neighboring Mali and Burkina Faso.
Uranium from Niger helps power Europe, but all eyes are on the West African country after the military overthrew its elected president.
Niger’s mutinous soldiers have closed the country’s airspace and accused foreign powers of preparing an attack.
A military coup in Niger won backing from three other West African nations ruled by mutinous soldiers.
The country is seen as the last reliable partner for the West in efforts to battle jihadists linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group in Africa’s Sahel region.
People in Niger awoke to a divided country after mutinous soldiers claimed to have ousted the president.
The Biden administration says it did not pay a ransom or make a concession to the captors of Jeffrey Woodke, who was kidnapped in 2016.
The president can be heard joking about the terrorists in Niger soon after 4 U.S. soldiers were killed.
A new report suggests the soldiers were greatly overpowered in an hours-long assault by militants.
One wonders how many Niger-like tragedies it will take before we get the message.