Niger’s military junta has scrapped nearly 1,000 diplomatic passports belonging to government officials who served in the ousted government of President Mohamed Bazoum.
Among them are advisers to the former president, staff who worked for former Prime Minister Ouhmoudou Mahamadou, plus MPs and various heads of public institutions.
The move was announced in a letter from the foreign ministry to the heads of Niger’s foreign diplomatic missions, saying it had to be done because the officials were “no longer in a position to hold the said passports”.
Two weeks ago, Niger’s military junta also cancelled five diplomatic passports – including those of former Prime Minister Mahamadou, Former Ambassador to France Aïchatou Boulama Kané, and ex-Foreign Minister Hassoumi Massaoudou.
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