The United States has condemned the actions of the junta in Niger and vows to hold them accountable for the safety of President Mohamed Bazoum, his family, and detained government members.
In line with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the United States calls for the restoration of constitutional order in Niger....CONTINUE READING
As a result of the military coup, certain foreign assistance programs for Niger have been temporarily halted by the United States.ECOWAS has also activated a standby force to potentially address the junta, with all options, including force, being considered.
The United States supports ECOWAS’ efforts to peacefully resolve the crisis and applauds their determination. The possibility of invasion raises tensions in Niger, a significant Western ally in the fight against Islamist insurgents.
Despite the deadline set by ECOWAS, the junta has refused to step down and has closed Niger’s airspace, proclaiming their intent to defend against foreign attacks. ECOWAS pledges to impose sanctions, travel bans, and asset freezes on individuals obstructing the return to power of President Bazoum....CONTINUE READING