As a coup broke out in Niger’s capital city Niamey, Algeria has taken the moderate stance of supporting ousted Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum.
As the North African country stated that it would refuse to support the use of foreign intervention, it could allow them to play a key role in establishing diplomatic solutions to crisis-stricken Niger, reports French newspaper, Le Monde.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune spoke to the Algerian press on August 5, saying, “We are ready to help [the Nigerians] unite.”
The country neighbors Niger and Mali, both are countries that have deep strategic interests with Algeria.
Algeria still remains critical of French interventionism and imperialism across the African continent.