Tensions rising as French President Emmanual Macron refuses to recognise coup.
Niger’s coup leaders and France are in a standoff.
Niger’s military wants to cut ties with the former colonial power.
President Emmanuel Macron refuses to recognise their takeover.
So how might this end?
Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Nicolas Normand, a former French ambassador to Mali, Senegal and Republic of Congo
Kabir Adamu, managing director at Beacon Consulting risk management and security consultancy
Leonard Mbulle-Nziege, researcher at the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town