Aug 11

US to hold Niger military junta accountable for detained leader’s safety

The United States will hold the junta that took power in Niger accountable for the safety of democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum, his family, and detained members of the government, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday. Reuters quotes Blinken as saying “The United States joins the Economic Community of West African States in calling for the restoration of constitutional order in Niger,”.