Xi Mints Anti-France Fire In Niger? China Pitches To Play Mediator Amid War Fears | Key Details
China is trying to boost its influence in Africa by leveraging the Niger crisis. The Chinese government has announced its intention to facilitate a peaceful resolution. Beijing said it was ready to play mediator during a meeting with Niger's military-appointed Prime Minister. Niger is experiencing increasing opposition to its former coloniser, France. Viewing the anti-France wave as an opportunity, China has offered to mediate.