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President of Niger: My country is under attack and I've been taken hostage | WaPo Opinion - by Mohamed Bazoum |

I write this as a hostage. Niger is under attack from a military junta that is trying to overthrow our democracy, and I am just one of hundreds of citizens who have been arbitrarily and illegally imprisoned. This coup, launched against my government by a faction in the military on July 26, has no justification whatsoever. If it succeeds, it will have devastating consequences for our country, our region and the entire world.

Our government came to power through a "democratic election in 2021". Any attempt to overthrow a lawful government must be opposed ...

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The coup plotters falsely claim that they acted to protect Niger's security. They allege that our war against jihadist terrorists is failing and that my economic and social governance, including partnerships with the United States and Europe, has hurt our country.



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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 8th, 2023 at 01:37:23 PM EST
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