French President Emmanuel Macron announced that France will withdraw its troops from Niger after refusing to do so in a nearly two-month-long stand-off with the people of Niger who demanded French troops leave the country after a popularly welcomed coup in July.
With the largest US drone base in the world located in Niger, is the US next to leave? Eugene Puryear and Rania Khalek discuss.
Rania Khalek is a Middle East-based journalist for Breakthrough News. . Her journalism has appeared at The Grayzone, Jacobin, The Nation, The Intercept, FAIR, Vice, The Electronic Intifada, Al Jazeera and more. .