TOPSHOT - Protesters hold an anti-France placard during a demonstration on independence day in Niamey on August 3, 2023. Niger's junta on August 3 said it was scrapping military pacts made between Niamey and France, following last week's coup. "Faced with France's careless attitude and its reaction to the situation", the "National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland decided to scrap the cooperation agreements in the field of security and defence with this state," one of the putschists said in a statement read out on television late on August 3. (Photo by AFP) / ALTERNATE CROP (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

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