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# Niger Coup

August 2023
Niger coup supporters rally after French ambassador ordered out
The largest stadium in Niger was two-thirds full and the sound of vuvuzelas rang out.
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.
West African military chiefs prepare for possible armed intervention in Niger
The president of Nigeria has warned that ‘any further deterioration’ to his well-being of ousted President Mohamed Bazoum will have ‘grave consequences’.
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.
US claims Russia's Wagner mercenaries may 'take advantage' of Niger coup
Mali and Burkina Faso — whose military leaders have been accused of ties with Wagner — have sent envoys to Niger in solidarity with the coup leaders.
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.
July 2023
France shuts downs accusations by Niger's junta that it plans to 'intervene militarily'
The French foreign minister denied the claims and added it was still possible to restore Bazoum to power.