Aug 07

Niger closes airspace as it refuses to reinstate president

Niger closed its airspace on Sunday until further notice. The national leaders are citing the threat of military intervention from the West African regional bloc after coup leaders rejected a deadline to reinstate the country’s ousted president. Reuters reports that thousands of junta supporters flocked to a stadium in Niamey, the capital, cheering the decision not to cave in to external pressure to stand down by Sunday following the July 26 power grab.