Tag: Junta


Niger Junta Expels French Envoy

Gen Abdourahamane Tchiani, Niger’s coup leader/Reuters Image Niger’s coup leaders have given the French ambassador 48 hours to leave the country as bilateral ties continue to deteriorate rapidly. The junta said Sylvain Itte had refused to respond to an invitation to meet Niger’s foreign minister. France, a former colonial power, […]


Malian Junta Named Keita Special Advisor

Legendary Malian Singer Salif Keita/blackpast.org image The leader of Mali’s military junta has appointed the country’s legendary Afropop singer as a special advisor. Salif Keita, 73, had earlier resigned from the junta’s transitional parliamentary council. The appointment of the man popularly referred to as “the Golden Voice of Africa” was […]