source BBC

Niger is in the process of changing its national anthem to remove references to the former French colonial power nearly 60 years after its independence. The Minister of Culture of the Renaissance Assoumana Malam Issa said the government wants to introduce a new hymn to serve as a “war cry that touches our patriotic fiber” – and he asks people to submit their own ideas. BBC

According to the newspaper lepoint.fr, Niger is changing its national anthem to remove references to the former French colonial power nearly 60 years after its independence.The Minister of Culture of the Renaissance Assoumana Malam Issa said that the government wants to introduce a new anthem to serve as a “war cry that touches our patriotic fiber” – and it asks people to submit their own ideas.