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What Fueled The Latest Niger Coup?

What Fueled The Latest Niger Coup?
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Niger General Abdourahamane Tiani appeared on state television as the country’s new leader after a military coup that triggered international condemnation. Tiani appeared on Télé Sahel with a banner identifying him as “President of the national council for the preservation of the homeland.” Meanwhile, an official loyal to the deposed President Mohamed Bazoum said there was infighting among the plotters. France says the coup is “not final.” Michael Shurkin, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council tells VOA’s Carol Van Dam a lust for power is just one reason a Niger military general would have staged a coup.