Aug 14

Nigerian delegation says Niger junta is open to diplomacy

Coup leaders in Niger are open to diplomacy to resolve a standoff with West Africa’s regional bloc. This is according to a group of senior Nigerian Islamic scholars. Their visit comes as the Economic Community of West African States explores its options to restore civilian rule in Niger, including potential military intervention, following the July 26 ouster of President Mohamed Bazoum – the seventh coup in West and Central Africa in three years.