The U.S. Places Pause On Some Foreign Aid Programs In Niger
Many U.S. foreign aid programs for the country will be placed on pause but humanitarian and food aid will continue for now.
The state department announced it is set to pause some foreign aid programs in Niger.
Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum was elected in 2021 as the first Democratic leader in the country’s history. Last week he was forced out of power and placed under arrest by military leaders.
U.S. officials have not yet called the action a coup, but have demanded for the leader to be released and returned to his position of authority. U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said “the provision of U.S. assistance to the government of Niger depends on Democratic governance and respect for constitutional order.”
Many U.S. foreign aid programs for the country will be placed on pause until then, but humanitarian and food aid will continue for now.