The people of Niger, facing a desperate situation, are threatened with the withdrawal of vital humanitarian aid from the country in response to the coup, a move tantamount to a punitive measure and essentially exploiting aid as leverage.
Since we are listening to muted voices, what about little Nahel's voice? The 14-year-old passenger sitting next to him in the car related that Nahel's last words like George Floyd were for his mother: "Say goodby to Mama and grandma. He shot me."
Racism against people of Arab and African descent in France has become almost banal, something that takes place and no longer raises an eyebrow. The killing of Nael was absolutely explicable — the result of general social toxicity towards minorities.