Niger Gives US Ambassador 48 Hours to Leave Country

Relations between Niger and the United States have soured.

Aniruddha Chakraborty
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BY A STAFF REPORTER: The US ambassador to Niger has been given 48 hours to leave the country. Kathleen Fitzgibbons, the new US ambassador to Niger, arrived in the capital, Niagara, earlier this month. The US State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The United States has been pushing for a diplomatic solution to the crisis that began on July 26 when Niger's military officials seized power, ousted President Mohamed Bazoum and placed him under house arrest.