[BREAKING] French Ambassadors will stay in Niger despite Junta ultimatum, says Macron.

France’s ambassador to Niger is still in the coup-hit Sahel country despite an ultimatum from the new army leaders to leave his post, French President Emmanuel Macron said.

On Friday, Niger’s foreign ministry announced that French ambassadors had 48 hours to leave, saying he had refused to meet with the new rulers and citing French government actions that were “contrary to the interests of Niger”.

Macron insisted that France would not change

position in condemning the coup and offering support to Bazoum, stressing he had been democratically elected and was being “courageous” by refusing to resign.”Our policy is clear: we do not recognise the putschists,” Macron said.

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