Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso have severed ties from a key West African bloc. Four things you need to know about what the break means for a region destabilized by coups and rising jihadist violence.
Niger's mutinous soldiers say they will prosecute deposed President Mohamed Bazoum for "high treason" and undermining state security, hours after they said they were open to resolving the crisis.
Regional tensions have mounted since mutinous soldiers overthrew Niger's democratically elected president nearly two weeks ago and installing the leader of the presidential guard as head of state.
France, Italy and Spain announced evacuations for their citizens and other Europeans. The U.S. has yet to announce evacuation plans for Americans but some have left the with the help of the Europeans.
Thousands of supporters of the junta that took over Niger in a coup this week marched through the streets of the capital waving Russian flags, chanting Vladimir Putin's name, and denouncing France.
The day after the coup — we look at what's next for U.S. ally Niger in West Africa. It is the ninth coup or attempted power grab in about three years in West and Central Africa.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns the U.S. partnership with Niger depends on "democratic governance and respect for the rule of law." Niger is vital to U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Africa.
The U.S. is calling for the president of Niger to be released after soldiers say they have seized power in a coup in the West African country.
Soldiers from Niger's presidential guard have blockaded the presidential palace, and regional African leaders condemned the move as an "attempted coup."
A vehicle carrying the poll workers hit a landmine in the country's southwest. The attack comes during a presidential runoff marking Niger's first democratic transition of power since independence.
President Trump celebrated the mission at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, saying "we got our young man back."
Soumana Saley has a passion for leather crafts — and for education. But the pandemic has presented challenges as he builds his reputation and his school in Niger.