February 28, 2024
Niger President’s Residence Sealed Off Amidst Fear Of Coup
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Niger President’s Residence Sealed Off Amidst Fear Of Coup

Access to the residence and offices of Niger President Mohamed Bazoum was blocked off today by members of the elite Presidential Guard, AFP reports quoting a source close to Bazoum said, although the reason was unclear.

According to an AFP journalist access was sealed off both to Bazoum’s official home and offices in the presidential complex in Niamey, although there was no abnormal military deployment or sounds of gunfire in the area, and traffic was normal.

The landlocked West African state is one of the most unstable nations in the world, experiencing four coups since independence from France in 1960 as well as numerous other attempts on power.

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Bazoum, who was democratically elected in 2021, is a close ally of France.

The country’s last coup occurred in February 2010, overthrowing the president Mamadou Tandja.

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