NIAMEY - This is the first article of a year-long cross-border independent investigation into EU money invested in Niger for security purposes.

In September 2020, the Nigerien public opinion discovered that it's own security forces were guilty of massacre of population in the north of the Country, in Inatès.

Materials given by the European countries could have been used according to an investigation by Mediapart, harming the image of western intervention in the Sahel. 


Team members

Giacomo Zandonini

Giacomo Zandonini is a Rome-based freelance journalist.

Giacomo Zandonini

Tomas Statius

Tomas Statius is a Paris-based freelance journalist covering migration in France and in Europe. 

Moussa Aksar

Moussa Aksar is a Niamey-based journalist.

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