Niger Coup: Burkina Junta Suspends Radio Station

Burkina Faso’s junta-led government has suspended one of the country’s most popular radio stations after it broadcast an interview deemed “insulting” to Niger’s new military leaders. Radio Omega was immediately suspended on Thursday “until further notice,” Communications Minister Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel Ouedraogo said in a statement. He said the measure was “in the higher interests […]

Niger: US Envoy Holds ‘Difficult’ Talks With Junta

The second-highest US diplomat said Monday she had met with Niger’s military leaders but made no immediate headway in reversing a coup. Victoria Nuland, the acting deputy secretary of state, said she met for more than two hours with Niger’s senior military leaders in the capital Niamey. “These conversations were extremely frank and at times […]