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France forced to leave Niger

France has announced that it would begin withdrawing its troops from Niger this week after a falling-out with the post-coup regime.

Does this mean that this would be the end of France's involvement in Niger, a former colony? What about other countries that were former colonies of France?

In this edition of the Spotlight, we will look at those two issues, exploring how Niger, along with other African countries, has gravitated more towards countries like Russia and China rather than Western countries like France, or even the US.

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