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ECOWAS Military Chiefs To Meet Thursday, Friday over Niger situation
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ECOWAS Military Chiefs To Meet Thursday, Friday over Niger situation


As the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) continues to assess options to evolve in resolving the political impasse in Niger brought about by the dethronement of democratic rule by General Abdourahamane Tchiani led coup d’etat, regional military chiefs have set Thursday and Friday dates for further deliberations in Accra, Ghana.

ECOWAS has said it is still considering all options in its efforts to restore democratic rule in Republic of Niger.


ECOWAS had earlier suspended a key military meeting on the crisis in Niger scheduled for August 12 in Accra, Ghana.

It was learnt that the meeting was suspended indefinitely for “technical reasons”.

The meeting has however now been scheduled for Thursday and Friday in Accra, Ghana.


Also, the German government have joined in the call for the immediate release of the ousted Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum.

An international news agency, Reuters, quoted a spokesperson for regional body to have disclosed this on Tuesday.

The German Development Minister Svenja Schulze has called for the immediate release of the ousted President Mohamed Bazoum.

The call by the representative of the German government is coming a day after the United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, urged ECOWAS to pile more pressure on the military junta.


Schulze stressed that the coup in Niger is “a setback that aggravates the complex development challenges in the country and in the Sahel further,” adding that: “We call for the immediate release of President Mohamed Bazoum and for the full restoration of constitutional order in the Republic of Niger.”

She made this declaration in a statement on behalf of the Sahel Alliance.

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