A lady, Amina Muktar, a resident of Bosso Estate in Minna, Niger State, who was declared missing, has been found by the police. Amina was declared missing by the police on Monday, appealing to members of the public to contact the nearest police station with information about her whereabouts. According to a police source, Amina […]

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 […]

Burkina Faso’s junta-led government has suspended one of the country’s most popular radio stations after it broadcast an interview deemed “insulting” to Niger’s new military leaders.   Radio Omega was immediately suspended on Thursday “until further notice,” Communications Minister Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel Ouedraogo said in a statement.   He said the measure was “in the […]

The military leaders in Niger who seized power in a coup last month have formed a new government, according to a decree read out on national television on Thursday. Prime Minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine will lead the 21-member government, with generals from the new military governing council heading the defence and interior ministries.

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, […]

Hundreds of people backing the coup in Niger gathered Thursday for a mass rally in the capital Niamey with some brandishing giant Russian flags, AFP journalists said. The demonstrators converged at Independence Square in the heart of the city, following a call by a coalition of civil society associations on a day marking the country’s […]

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 […]

France will begin evacuating its nationals from Niger on Tuesday, the foreign ministry said, after a coup last week toppled the country’s pro-Western leader.   The decision to move citizens out was prompted by attacks on the French embassy in Niamey, and the closure of Niger’s airspace which made regular departures impossible, the ministry said […]

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