What is happening in Niger and how the situation in the country threatens to destroy the old world order


The change of regime in Niger worries the Elysee Palace and also the United States. World War II was the most terrible conflict in human history. And the Africans had the Second Congolese War. It lasted from 1998 to 2003 and involved nearly 20 states. A war in which more than five million people died. I'm sure you haven't heard of this, since if Europe or the US are not directly affected, these topics are not interesting for the Western media.

In the summer of 2023, a conflict of similar proportions threatened to repeat itself in West Africa. As a quarter of a century ago, two large blocks of countries have developed. The territory in dispute: Niger, a republic of 25 million inhabitants. In this African country, the average annual temperature is more than 30 degrees and 95% of the country is a wild and arid desert. In terms of fertility it is the absolute leader: on average, each woman in Niger gives birth to seven children, far exceeding the continent's standards of 3-4 offspring.

With a high level of poverty, many Nigeriens are deprived of basic goods. To all this cocktail we must add armed violence, with the presence of Al Qaeda militants and other groups. Terrorism is the scourge of Niger and many neighboring countries; Neither the local authorities nor the "Western coalition" have stopped this dynamic. *What happened in Niger?* In France, Niger's former colonial power, one in three light bulbs lights up thanks to the uranium mined in this country. The extraction of this material is carried out in the open sky, so that the Saharan wind transports the radioactive dust over tens of kilometers, causing environmental pollution and radiation. Half a century ago, the Soviet Union contributed to the Africa's first liberation from its colonial dependenceOn July 26, 2023, a military group led by General Abdurahman Tchiani staged a coup d'état and overthrew the former pro-Western government.

General Abdurahman Tchiani. This is a national revolution, and not a "mutiny by a handful of soldiers", as some try to present the situation. In Niamey, the capital of the republic, rallies are organized in support of the new government. General Tchiani has already stopped the export of uranium to France and also banned French television and radio. All this occurs in a context in which military coups of a nature have also been carried out in the neighboring countries of Mali and Burkina Faso. patriotic. A panorama that worries the Elysee Palace and also the United States.

It is important to note that the US, for the first time in many years, plans to open new nuclear power plants, which will need fuel. Therefore, the West and its satellites are thinking of organizing an armed intervention in Niger to secure these energy resources. As always, the dirty work in the event of a possible invasion is expected to be entrusted to those African neighbors governed by pro-French or pro-American regimes.

But the African backyard is no longer the same as it was in the 1990s, when Washington did whatever it wanted, destroying small states. Victoria Nuland, the US Secretary of State, the sponsor of color revolutions that has been going on for 10 years. years he distributed food to protesters on the Kiev Maidan, he traveled to Niger. However, his trip did not bring any results, General Tchiani did not even want to meet with the guest and it seems that Niamey has no intention of capitulating.

On the other hand, the parliament of Nigeria, the most populous and combat-ready country of the "pro-Western coalition", rejected the Nigerian government's request to use troops to intervene in neighboring Niger. Probably on this occasion the deputies listened to the people, who refuse to go to war against other Africans so that Paris continues receiving cheap uranium from Niger.

Of course, everything is still to be defined and the countries of the anti-Nigerian coalition can initiate intervention without taking into account the decisions of some parliaments. But on Niamey's side is Russia, as well as a powerful regional power, Algeria. The neocolonial system continues to crumble, whether we like it or not.

Font: Eduard Chesnokov | KP