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The coup in Niger

Uranium: The source of internal disputes

The coup

Social and economic context

Historical context

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  • Niger provides 70% of France's electricity
  • Only 18% of the Nigerian population has access to electricity
  • The neocolonial policy: Françafrique
Social and economic context
  • Last July soldiers from the Niger presidential guard allegedly held Mohamed Bazoum
  • They fight for the country's freedom
  • French troops left in December
  • West powers condemned the coup
The coup
  • 1922 - France colonise Niger
  • 1960 - Niger's independence
  • Deep instability - Factors
Historical context