Niger has suspended the export of gold and uranium to France in response to the French aid suspension.
This comes after France suspended its development aid for Niger with immediate effect on July 29, 2023, and reiterated calls for a return to constitutional order after the coup that overthrew the Nigerian president, Mohamed Bazoum.
The situation between Niger and France is tense, with both countries taking measures to protect their interests. According to reports, 1 out of every 3 light bulbs in France is powered with uranium from Niger. The suspension of uranium exports could have a significant impact on the French economy.
It is unclear how the two countries will resolve their differences, but one thing is certain: Niger is not backing down. The suspension of gold and uranium exports sends a clear message to France that Niger will not be pushed around.
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