Niger: Junta revokes French ambassador’s diplomatic immunity, orders his expulsion

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“Niger’s military junta said it revoked the diplomatic immunity of France’s ambassador and ordered police to expel him from the country, according to a statement. The French foreign ministry has said the junta, which seized power last month, has ‘no authority’ to expel the French ambassador. … The French government says it does not recognise the coup rulers as the country’s legitimate leaders.” (08/31/23)