Antony Blinken is the primary US secretary of state to go to the West African nation.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has visited Niger, describing it as a mannequin of resilience and democracy.
What was the aim of his journey?
And what does it imply for the nation and Sahel area, the place Russia and China have turn out to be extra energetic?
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
Mamane Sani – journalist and analyst in Niamey
Daniel Eizenga – analysis fellow on the Africa Heart for Strategic Research on the Nationwide Protection College in Washington, DC
Kabir Adamu – managing director at Beacon Consulting, an enterprise safety threat administration and intelligence options supplier in Nigeria and the Sahel area