On the day preceding the coup d’état that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger, NBC News’ Courtney Kube reported that the “U.S. Special Forces are training Nigerien Special Ops soldiers in the West African country of Niger to prepare for a fight against Islamic extremist groups as they face a growing terror threat.”
Speculation has arisen regarding the potential involvement of the United States in the ongoing coup d’état in Niger, given their presence and training activities in the country. However, there are those who dismiss these speculations, maintaining that the turmoil in Niger is primarily an internal matter.
The natural resources of Niger include uranium, coal, gold, iron ore, tin, phosphates, petroleum, molybdenum, salt, and gypsum. Niger has some of the largest uranium reserves in the world.