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From Anchor of Stability to Crisis Hotspot: Background and Consequences of the Military Coup in Niger

Megatrends Policy Brief 20, 20.12.2023, 9 Seiten


Niger was considered the last anchor of stability in the Sahel until 26 July 2023. Then the Western-trained army seized power - and has the support of much of the population. Tensions over the security crisis and the government's lack of legitimacy facilitated the coup and contributed to its success.