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Le Monde/France 24: Macron says French ambassador still in Niger despite ultimatum
Niger’s military rulers, who seized control of the government in July, had given the French envoy to the country 48 hours to leave on Friday.
France’s ambassador to Niger is still in the coup-hit Sahel country despite an ultimatum from the new army leaders to leave his post, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday. August 28. During a major foreign policy speech to ambassadors gathered in Paris, Macron confirmed that French envoy Sylvain Itté was listening in from Niger’s capital Niamey despite being given a 48-hour deadline to leave the country last Friday.
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