Inner circles | Niger
New intelligence chief Souleymane Balla-Arabé faces steep learning curve

Abdourahmane Tchiani and other army commanders in Niamey, Niger, on 28 July 2023.
Abdourahmane Tchiani and other army commanders in Niamey, Niger, on 28 July 2023. © Balima Boureima / Anadolu Agency
An increasingly paranoid Nigerian junta has appointed the little-known cybersecurity expert as head of the external intelligence service. In his new role, he will have to contend with jihadist threats and possible foreign attempts to destabilise the regime. [...]
Published on 20.10.2023 at 05:40 GMT Reading time 4 minutes
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