On July 26, a coup deposed Niger’s democratically elected president, the seventh in the region in three years. The ongoing conflict threatens to divide the region between pro- and anti-Western factions, spreading the new cold war to Africa.
Jody Ray is a writer and journalist based in New Orleans. He is the creator of Exit Strategy, a project that seeks to discover the world through political conflict, culture, and cuisine.
Last year, Tunisia overtook Libya as the primary point of departure for refugees seeking entry into Europe. The EU has responded to this by paying the North African nation billions to violently police migrants.
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