Hands off Niger

UNAC Statement


The recent popularly-supported coup in Niger is a blow against France and other Western Imperialist nations. In response, France and the U.S., along with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), have threatened to invade Niger to re-install the former compliant government of Mohamed Bazoum.  Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea, all former French colonies, have stated that they will defend the new government in Niger.  French imperialism is being expelled from Africa. Africa and the entire world will be better off for it.

Niger protest image

popular action in support of the new government

Europe and the U.S. have drained the African continent of its wealth, bringing riches to the colonial powers while the resource-rich continent of Africa remains in a state of poverty and underdevelopment.  The U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) exists to ensure that it stays that way.  Both the U.S. and France have military bases in Niger, including drone bases used to attack neighboring countries. 

We extend our solidarity to the people of Niger, who have been out in the streets in support for the coup and are demanding that the French and U.S. military leave their country. As residents of the U.S., we have a responsibility to prevent our government from continuing to violate international law through its attacks on Niger's sovereignty.

UNAC calls for all peace and justice organizations in the U.S. to start organizing protests demanding the U.S. leave Niger and that there be no outside intervention in the country.  If you have an action, please send pictures and a report to UNACpeace@gmail.com and let us know.

US Out of Niger!

No military intervention in Niger!

Shut down AFRICOM!