The President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Omar Touray, says the regional organisation has not declared war on the people of Niger Republic nor is there any plan to invade the country.   Touray, who made the assertion on Friday while addressing journalists in Abuja, was unequivocal that use of military force […]

West African defence chiefs are currently holding a second day of talks in Ghana on possible armed intervention to restore civil rule in the Niger Republic should diplomatic efforts to reverse a coup there fail.   According to Al Jazeera, the defence chiefs are expected to announce any next steps at a closing ceremony at […]

United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has commended President Bola Tinubu’s leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore constitutional order in Niger Republic.   The US top official said he spoke with the Nigerian President over the phone and discussed “shared efforts” to reinstate President Mohamed Bazoum.   Spoke […]

The African Union (AU) said it was holding a meeting on Monday on the crisis in Niger following the coup on July 26 that toppled President Mohamed Bazoum.   “AU’s Peace & Security Council meets to receive an update on the evolution of the situation in Niger and the efforts to address it,” the pan-African […]

The Niger junta has said it will prosecute ousted President Mohamed Bazoum for high treason over his exchanges with foreign heads of state and international organisations.   According to Reuters, Junta spokesperson Colonel Amadou Abdramane said in a statement read out on state TV late on Sunday that the military authorities had “gathered the necessary […]

Nearly two weeks after the military took over power in Niger, the coup plotters have named former economy minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine as the country’s new prime minister. A spokesman for the military junta made the announcement on television late on Monday night. Lamine Zeine was formerly the minister of economy and finance for […]

Italy has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to give more timeframe for the military junta in Niger to restore democratic order.   The call was made known on Monday by Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani in an interview, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.   “The only way is […]

Power supply from Nigeria to the Republic of Niger was stopped on Wednesday, as sanctions against the neighbouring country by the Economic Community of West African States increases. On Sunday, ECOWAS, led by Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, decided on sanctions against the military personnel in Niger who toppled President-elect Mohamed Bazoum’last week. On July 26, […]

The United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, on Wednesday, has said the UK aligns with the stance taken by ECOWAS on the military coup in Niger Republic, which ousted Mohamed Bazoum last week. Briefing State House correspondents shortly after an audience with President Bola Tinubu at the Aso Rock Villa, Cleverly said, “We touched briefly […]

President Bola Tinubu has said the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, would not tolerate actions that incapacitate democratically-elected government in the sub-region, a direct message to soldiers who have held Niger Republic’s President, Mohamed Bazoum, hostage at the palace.   President Tinubu gave the warning in his capacity a the ECOWAS Chairman in a […]

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