The Niger Coup – Syria Military Escalation as U.S. Increases Pressure


Vanessa Beeley – TRANSCEND Media Service

Captain Ibrahim Traore interim President of Burkina Faso

My Two Sections from 2 Aug 2023

In section one I cover the recent military coup in Niger and the emergence of a new Pan-Africanist movement led by the Sahel nations of Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali with a combined population of 60 million. It is the 7th military coup to overthrow governments in thrall to French neocolonialism since 2020. The developing partnerships with Russia and China are strengthening African resolve to throw off the chains of colonialism. With Ibrhaim Traore we see a similar ideology to the assassinated Thomas Sankara, one of the most inspirational leaders of all time.



Then in section two, I cover the recent events in Syria – the U.S. military build-up and the recent spate of ISIS attacks triggered by the U.S-led axis of terror occupying one third of Syrian territory.




Vanessa Beeley is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment. “The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.”


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