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French ambassador being held hostage in Niger, Macron says

American Military News

By Elizabeth Lawrence

September 15, 2023

The French ambassador to Niger, as well as other French diplomats, are being “held hostage at the French embassy,” according to French president Emmanuel Macron.

“In Niger, as I speak to you, we have an ambassador and diplomatic members who are literally taken hostage at the French embassy,” Macron said. “They are preventing the delivery of food. He’s eating army rations.”

The hostage situation comes after soldiers overthrew the African country’s president earlier this year and seized power.

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