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Prigozhin celebrates Niger coup, says his Wagner group can help

Posted on AllSides July 29th, 2023
From The Left

While the international community, including many African states, have condemned the coup in Niger, Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin has his own take.

In a long message posted to social media, Prigozhin blamed the situation in Niger on the legacy of colonialism and alleged, without evidence, that Western nations were sponsoring terrorist groups in the country. Niger was once a French colony and, before this week’s putsch, it had been one of the few democracies in the region.

Prigozhin still appears to be at large despite leading an armed rebellion against the Kremlin in...

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