While the purpose of this site isn’t for current events, I thought this worthy of a highlight apart from our own lives in Africa.
“Witnesses said machine gun and heavy weapons fire erupted in the city at around 1200 GMT and that smoke was rising from the presidential palace. A Reuters witness later saw five injured soldiers at a hospital in Niamey.”
Keep an eye on this in the news (or that unmentionable site for as-it-happens. )
edit - looks like it might be over. Reuters, as of 2 minutes ago, reports the president has been arrested.