Nigeriens want Russia because Russia delivers on security, Russia offers nuclear energy , Russia supports bilateral trade, Russia treats African nations as equals. Note in all the videos from Niger how people are holding Russian flags. Outside the French embassy in Niamey the French flag was torn down and replaced with the Russian flag. ECOWAS sanctions imposed on Mali have not worked politically. Malians support their military government under Colonel Assimi Goita. ECOWAS is threatening the Niger coup leaders because France has told the African alliance of ECOWAS to do so.
Source: Hindustan Times
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