Niger’s military junta issues 72 hours quit notice to UN head of mission to leave country


NIAMEY – Niger’s military rulers have demanded that the head of the United Nations’ diplomatic mission in the country leave within 72 hours.

A statement from the West African nation’s Foreign Ministry accused the UN of using “underhanded manoeuvres”, instigated by France.

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These manoeuvres were allegedly meant to stop Niger fully participating in last month’s UN General Assembly, as well as other international meetings, the BBC reported.

The junta, which overthrew Niger’s democratically president in July, had also kicked out French troops and the French ambassador.

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