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BBC: Niger coup: West African leaders threaten military intervention 

West African leaders have threatened military action against Niger’s military junta after it took power in a coup last week 

The leaders gave the junta seven days to reinstate President Mohamed Bazoum, who is being held captive. 

Earlier, the junta warned it would resist any “plan of aggression against Niger” by regional or Western powers. 

Meanwhile hundreds of coup supporters protested outside the French embassy in the capital Niamey. 

Leaders from Ecowas, the bloc of West African nations, held crisis talks in Nigeria on Sunday to discuss the latest coup – which follows army takeovers in neighbouring Mali and Burkina Faso. 

A statement read out after the summit said that Ecowas had “zero tolerance” for coups. The regional bloc would “take all measures necessary to restore constitutional order” if its demands were not met within a week.  


WNU editor: Niger’s military leaders have issued a warning against their international opponents …. Niger coup leaders warn against ‘military intervention’ by ECOWAS (Al Jazeera). 

 Crisis In Niger — News Updates July 30, 2023 

 ECOWAS gives Niger junta one week to cede power, threatens use of force — France 24

West African nations demand reinstatement of Niger president after coup — The Guardian

The French embassy in Niger is attacked as protesters waving Russian flags march through the capital — AP

France condemns Niger violence after thousands of junta supporters gather outside embassy — France 24

France cuts off aid to Niger amid growing Western condemnation of coup — France 24

EU rejects Niger coup authorities, cuts aid — DW

Niger coup: West African leaders suspend ties with junta — DW

EU, African Union escalate pressure on Niger’s coup leaders — Al Jazeera

Blinken says ousted Niger president has ‘unflagging’ US support after coup — France 24