A coup in Niger has raised concerns that it could spark an all-out war in Africa.
“Will the events in Niger lead to an all-out war in Africa,” former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis said on his X account on June 6.
“There is a distinct possibility that it could, and it would be a major and devastating one,” he emphasized.
Stavridis is a retired four-star admiral and national security expert who served 37 years in the U.S. Navy.
The current military coup in Niger has the potential to turn into an international conflict, with neighboring countries moving to intervene militarily and the coup forces reportedly turning to Russian private mercenary firm Wagner Group for support.
U.S. Newsweek has also predicted that the repercussions could be enormous, with the potential to draw in powers such as the U.S., France, and Russia, 먹튀검증토토사이트 as well as its neighbors south of the Sahara.
Earlier, chaos has been raging in Niger since military forces led by the president’s bodyguard chief, Abdoulahmane Tiani, staged a coup last month, ousting President Mohamed Bazoum on June 26.