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Al Jazeera: Niger situation remains ‘fluid’ as army backs coup plotters  

Supporters of the coup in Niger have set fire to the governing party’s HQ as countries decry toppling of President Mohamed Bazoum. 

The situation in Niger “remains fluid” a day after mutinous soldiers detained toppled President Mohamed Bazoum and announced they had seized power in a coup because of the West African country’s deteriorating security situation. 

Tensions remain high between supporters of the coup and people loyal to the deposed government, Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris, who has reported extensively on Niger, said.  

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Niger army endorses presidential coup plotters despite international condemnation — CNN

Niger army backs coup against pro-western leader to prevent ‘bloodbath’ — Financial Times

Niger’s president vows democracy will prevail after mutinous soldiers detain him and declare a coup — AP

Niger coup widely condemned, countries urge return to order — Reuters

US condemns effort to seize power by force in Niger — The Hill

Who is Omar Tchiani, the suspected brain behind Niger coup? — Al Jazeera