The situation in Niger after the coup: political and economic impact

Niger and the post-coup tension, The political situation, the Evacuations and the economic crisis


The recent coup d'état in Niger has led to significant changes both internal as in the international relations of the African country. How In response, Spain is carrying out an evacuation operation of its while France is threatened by the suspension of the exports of uranium and gold from Niger. In addition, Nigeria, a neighbouring country and Economically powerful, has announced an investment plan to cope to the economic and food crisis in the region.

Political and Economic Crisis in Niger

Following the coup, Niger has banned the export of uranium and gold to France. This decision is a major setback for energy interests French and joins the existing problem of inflation. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has given an ultimatum to the coup plotters in Niger, urging them to restore "constitutional order" in the country in a within seven days and release the deposed president, Mohamed Bazoum.

The coup in Niger was executed by the army due to the "continued degradation of the security situation and economic mismanagement". and social" in the country, which led to the overthrow of President Bazoum.

International Evacuations

Meanwhile, Spain is evacuating its nationals in Niger. The new Nigerien authority has allowed access to an Air Force plane Spanish to evacuate Spanish citizens trapped in Niger. France and Italy has also begun evacuation operations for its citizenry.

International Pressure and Repercussions

ECOWAS has established a series of measures against the coup plotters, including the closure of borders and the suspension of all commercial transactions and financial with Niger. The African Union (AU), the UN and the European Union have condemned the coup, supporting the restoration of institutions democratic in the country. Niger, a key Western ally in the fight Against insurgencies in the Sahel region, it plays a crucial role in international efforts to combat the jihadist movement.

Nigeria's Economic Response

In response to the economic and food crisis in the region, the President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, announced that his country will allocate more than 480 million euros to boost the manufacturing and agricultural sectors and small and medium-sized companies. With this investment, it is hoped to cushion the suffering of population and ensure food availability and affordability Basic.

The coup d'état in Niger has triggered a series of political and economic with local and international repercussions. The restoration of the democracy, the solution to the economic and food crisis and the management of International relations will be crucial for the stability and future of Niger.

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