Macron’s Sahel trip spotlights security, migration investments

Macron’s Sahel trip spotlights security, migration investments

President Emmanuel Macron of France has announced €400 million (USD$474 million) in financial aid to Niger during his weekend press conference with President Mahamadou Issoufou in Niamey. Macron said the funding, planned through 2021, will support development in Niger and security in the Sahel. His remarks alongside Issoufou, who Macron praised…

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

Niger heating up in run up to elections

It was announced yesterday that nine military officers in Niger have been arrested on suspicion of planning a coup in the country. “Nine officers identified as responsible for the attempted coup have been arrested and will be presented before a military court,” Niger’s interior minister Hassoumi Massaoudou said. On December…