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Chinese Flag Mysteriously Appears at Protest in Niger


Russian flags have become a regular sight among supporters of military juntas that have thrown governments across West Africa this year — but never a Chinese flag, until now.

A bright red five-star Chinese flag mysteriously appeared at a protest in the Nigerien capital Niamey, outside of the French airbase. Curiously, someone nearby was also carrying a flag of the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group.

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