Aug 15

Niger junta says it will prosecute ousted president for treason

The military junta that seized power in Niger in a coup last month says it will prosecute ousted President Mohamed Bazoum.  They added that this is for high treason over his exchanges with foreign heads of state and international organisations. Reuters reports that the coup leaders have imprisoned Bazoum and dissolved the elected government, drawing condemnation from global powers and West Africa’s regional bloc ECOWAS, which decided last week to assemble a standby military force that could intervene to reinstate Bazoum.