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World - Region
8/11/2023 1:27:39 PM
Tensions are escalating between Niger's new military regime and the West African regional bloc that has ordered the deployment of troops to restore Niger's flailing democracy.

World - Africa
8/10/2023 12:17:00 PM
In their latest show of resistance against international pressure, the military leaders in Niger who seized power in a coup last month have formed a new government, according to a decree read out on national television on Thursday.

World - Africa
8/9/2023 8:12:18 PM
Niger's new military rulers on Wednesday accused France, the country's traditional ally, of having released captured jihadists and breaching a ban on air space on the eve of a key summit on the Sahel's latest crisis.

World - Africa
8/9/2023 10:34:46 AM
Coup-hit Niger's neighbours have not ruled out military intervention, Nigeria's president said, ahead of a West African coalition's crisis summit in Abuja on Thursday.

World - Africa
8/8/2023 12:02:40 PM
The second-ranking US diplomat met Niger's military leaders on Monday to press to reverse a coup but reported no headway a day after an ultimatum from the West African bloc ECOWAS was ignored.

World - Africa
8/7/2023 10:35:56 PM
The United States said Monday it still saw a chance to end Niger's coup diplomatically, after the military ignored an ultimatum to restore the elected government.

World - Africa
8/7/2023 5:50:38 PM
West Africa's regional bloc says heads of state will meet Thursday to discuss their next steps after Niger's military junta defied the bloc's deadline to reinstate the country's ousted president while its mutinous soldiers closed the country’s airspace and accused foreign powers of preparing an attack.

World - Africa
8/7/2023 10:12:48 AM
Niger closed its airspace due to the "threat of intervention" as the junta defied a deadline from the West African bloc ECOWAS to reinstate democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum or face possible military action.

World - Africa
8/6/2023 8:16:06 PM
The deadline arrived Sunday for Niger’s military junta to reinstate the country’s ousted president, but the West Africa regional bloc that has threatened a military intervention faces prominent appeals to pursue more peaceful means. In the capital, coup leaders appeared at a stadium rally where a chicken decorated in the colors of former colonizer France was beheaded, to cheers.

World - Africa
8/6/2023 10:07:20 AM
Pressure on Niger's coup leaders mounted Sunday with the approach of the deadline set by the West African regional bloc ECOWAS for the military to relinquish control or face possible armed intervention.

World - Africa
8/5/2023 11:02:56 PM
Political leaders in Nigeria are urging President Bola Tinubu to reconsider a threatened military intervention against junta leaders in neighbouring Niger, ahead of a Sunday deadline to reinstate the country's elected government.

World - Africa
8/5/2023 5:31:45 PM
Defense chiefs from West African nations finalized an intervention plan Friday and urged militaries to ready resources after negotiations deadlocked with Niger’s military junta, which says it is severing military agreements with France, its former colonial ruler.

World - Region
8/4/2023 2:44:34 PM
A West African delegation has failed to secure the return to power of Niger's elected government as the junta moved to break military cooperation with former colonial power France.

World - Africa
8/3/2023 10:07:11 PM
A delegation from the West African bloc ECOWAS arrived in Niger on Thursday for talks in a bid to resolve a crisis following last week's military coup, an airport source told AFP.

World - Africa
8/3/2023 5:23:18 PM
Senegal said Thursday that it will participate if the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decides to intervene militarily in Niger following last week's coup.

World - Africa
8/3/2023 12:48:04 PM
US President Joe Biden called on Thursday for the immediate release of Niger's elected President Mohamed Bazoum and for the country's democracy to be preserved.

World - Africa
8/2/2023 8:17:22 PM
West Africa's regional bloc on Wednesday said a military intervention in junta-ruled Niger was "the last resort" as Nigeria cut electricity supplies to intensify pressure on the country's coup leaders.

World - Africa
8/2/2023 12:01:55 PM
Niger's land and air borders with five neighbouring countries have been reopened, nearly a week after they were closed following a coup that overthrew elected President Mohamed Bazoum, one of the putschists announced Tuesday on national television.

World - Africa
8/1/2023 10:50:50 PM
he first of three flights to evacuate French and European citizens from Niger lifted off Tuesday evening, six days after a coup toppled one of the last pro-Western leaders in the jihadist-plagued Sahel.

World - Africa
8/1/2023 10:40:38 AM
Two West African nations ruled by mutinous soldiers said Monday that military intervention in Niger would be considered a “declaration of war” against them, as the junta attempts to consolidate power after a coup last week.

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