Europe 1 with AFP 10:45 am, September 27, 2023

The France ambassador to Niger, Sylvain Itté, whose expulsion the ruling military regime had been demanding for several weeks, left Niamey early Wednesday morning, said a diplomatic source in the French embassy and a source close to the Nigerien Ministry of the Interior.

"The ambassador and six collaborators left Niamey around 4 a.m. (03:00 GMT)," said the diplomatic source, a departure confirmed by the ministerial source who said the plane left for Chad.

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