Coup d’État in Niger

The Military and ECOWAS’s Role As Contributing Factors?

by Marina Tovar I Velasco

9 August 2023

In this paper we discuss:

  • The reasons behind the recent coup in Niger;
  • Whether Western or other African countries will intervene militarily in Niger;
  • The position of Burkina Faso and Mali in favour of the perpetrators of the coup;
  • The central position of Niger as provider of uranium and crossroad for migrants on their way to Europe; and
  • The wider geopolitical implications of the coup.

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