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The EU has condemned the military mutiny in Niger.

The EU has condemned the military mutiny in Niger.

EU diplomat Josep Borrell, on behalf of the European Union, condemned the rebellion in Niger and stressed the importance of protecting stability and democracy.

Earlier, soldiers of the presidential guard blocked the presidential palace in the capital, Niamey. The office of the President of Niger said that the country’s army did not support the anti-state rebellion of a number of military men.

“The EU condemns any attempt to destabilize democracy and threaten the stability of Niger,” Borrell tweeted.


The alleged reason for the rebellion was the intention of President Bazum to dismiss the commander of the presidential guard, General Omar Tchiani. The portal, citing a source in the armed forces, informed about “ongoing negotiations” that are designed to avoid a confrontation between the soldiers of the presidential guard and the rest of the army.