Niger and the European Response to Instability in Africa
Nosmot Gbadamosi, Journalist and Author of Foreign Policy’s Weekly “Africa Brief”
Emanuela C. Del Re, EU Special Representative for the Sahel
Jacob Ross, Research Fellow, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for the Future of Europe, DGAP
Florence Schimmel, Research Fellow, Center for Security and Defense, DGAP
Chair: Jan Stöckmann, Head of the Directors’ Office, DGAP
Every Thursday morning at 8:30, DGAP’s Research Institute brings together experts and high-level guests to discuss the latest developments in geopolitics. This week, we will look at the situation in Niger following the July 26 coup in which the leader of the presidential guard, Abdourahamane Tchiani, seized power from Mohamed Bazoum. We will explore the origins of this crisis – as well as the recent unrest and powershifts in Gabon and Chad – and discuss why African and European actors have been unable to resolve the instability in the Sahel region.