The young man would park his motorbike outside the offices of the association Alternatives Espaces Citoyens (Citizens’ Space Alternatives), a stone's throw from Niamey’s sandy racetrack. Here, amidst the excitement that surrounded the association’s director, Moussa Tchangari (a community figure), everyone was familiar with the Japanese-made bike and its owner, Aboubacar Hima.
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“We will have to increase our defence forces. We will have to increase our border protections. We will be obliged to buy weapons,” the Ivorian head of state, Alassane Ouattara, recently declared in reaction to the announced departure of the French army from Mali.