Aug 03

West African defense chiefs mull response to Niger coup.

West African defense chiefs conclude a two-day meeting on Thursday. There they discussed last week’s coup in Niger – talks they have promised will send a strong message about their intolerance for unconstitutional takeovers. According to Reuters, the Economic Community of West African States has unleashed sanctions, threats of military intervention, and diplomatic overtures in its push to restore the presidency of President Mohamed Bazoum.