Leaders of West African international locations against the coup in Niger are assembly in Abuja on Thursday for a vital summit, after their ultimatum to the navy who seized energy failed. Comply with the scenario hour by hour.
3:55 a.m .: essential ECOWAS summit after the failure of the ultimatum to the putschists
Leaders of West African international locations against the coup in Niger are assembly Thursday (August tenth) in Abuja for a vital summit, after their ultimatum to the navy who seized energy failed.
“Vital choices” are anticipated at this summit, warned on Tuesday the Financial Group of West African States (ECOWAS), which reaffirmed that it favors diplomatic means to revive constitutional order in Niger, whereas now his risk of using pressure.
ECOWAS, by Nigeria, which holds the rotating presidency of the group, spoke for the primary time for the reason that expiration on Sunday night of a seven-day ultimatum issued to the navy to revive President Mohamed Bazoum to his duties. . Nonetheless, the brand new masters of Niger have to date appeared closed to makes an attempt at negotiations by ECOWAS. This raises fears that Thursday’s summit materializes the specter of navy intervention, as feared as it’s criticized within the area.
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Paris on Wednesday strongly denied accusations by Niger’s navy regime that France violated the nation’s airspace and “liberated terrorists”.
In parallel, the son of the ambassador of this West African nation in France was arrested in Niamey on Wednesday.
With AFP and Reuters