From the mid-nineteenth century, most countries of the Africa’s Sahel came under French colonial rule. Today, neocolonial structures maintain French domination in the region. Each time the people of the Sahel have risen, they have been struck down. With the recent military coup, Niger is once again moving in a direction that Western countries do not like. They are pushing for a military intervention to bring ‘order’ to Niger. However, the people want to confront neocolonialism and shatter resignation.