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August 2023
Niger's coup leaders order French ambassador to leave the country
France’s government quickly rejected the order against its ambassador, repeating that it did not recognise the military rulers’ authority.
West African bloc reject calls by Niger's coup leaders for three-year transition plan
Toppled President Mohamed Bazoum is being held with his family at the presidential palace and could be facing treason charges.
Niger's military regime vow to prosecute ousted president Mohamed Bazoum for 'high treason'
Bazoum and his family have been held at the president’s official Niamey residence since the coup, with international concern mounting over his conditions in detention.
West African summit steps up threat of force against Niger coup leaders
The bloc had already set a deadline of last Sunday for the military leaders to reinstate Niger’s president Mohamed Bazoum or face military intervention.
Diplomacy 'best way forward' in Niger but force still on table, says Nigerian president
A spokesperson for Bola Tinubu said: ‘No options have been taken off of the table.’
Niger closes airspace over 'threat of intervention' as junta defies ECOWAS deadline
ECOWAS (the Economic Community of West African States) issued its ultimatum a week ago, demanding the generals relinquish power by midnight last night.
West African bloc says it has plans for possible Niger intervention
ECOWAS gave the junta General Abdourahmane Tchian one week to restore power or face the potential use of force.
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Possibility of sanctions on the cards as West African leaders hold summit over Niger coup
General Abdourahamane Tiani, the chief of Niger’s powerful presidential guard, has declared himself leader of the country.
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Explainer: What's happening in Mali?
Your guide to the Malian military coup and the ensuing separatist rebels’ push for independence.
Mali suspended amid ECOWAS efforts to restore 'constitutional order'
The bloc of West African nations has suspended Mali’s membership and send a delegation a week after the military ousted the democratically-elected president.