New US ambassador to Niger will arrive in country 

The new U.S. ambassador to Niger, Kathleen FitzGibbon, will arrive in Niamey, the State Department said on Wednesday, but declined to specify when she would travel to the country after a coup last month.

FitzGibbon’s arrival is a signal of Washington’s continued engagement with the situation, State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel told reporters, adding that there are no plans for her to present her credentials to coup leaders and that it is not necessary for the work at the embassy.

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