Aug 09

Niger hit with more sanctions as junta rebuffs latest diplomatic mission

Niger was slapped with more sanctions on Tuesday, hours after its new military leaders rejected the latest diplomatic mission aimed at restoring constitutional order following a July 26 coup. According to Reuters, Nigerian President Bola Tinubu ordered the new sanctions through Nigeria’s central bank. These are aimed at squeezing those involved in the takeover.The sanctions were imposed after the junta denied a joint delegation from West African states, the African Union and the United Nations permission to enter Niger, resisting pressure from the United States and the UN to come to the negotiating table.