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Niger Greenlights Mali and Burkina Faso’s Military Support as ECOWAS Tensions Escalate

NIAMEY, Niger — The junta in Niger has authorised armed forces from Mali and Burkina Faso to intervene on its territory in case of...

12 Nigerien Soldiers Killed in Ambush Following Recent Military Coup

ANZOUROU, Niger - At least 12 Nigerien soldiers were killed in an ambush carried out by suspected terrorists in the village of Anzourou in...

Niger Coup: ‘Bola Tinubu Lacks Moral Authority to Lead ECOWAS’ – Labour Party

ABUJA, Nigeria - The Labour Party, LP, has strongly criticised President Bola Tinubu's intention to head the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS,...

Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Benin, Senegal Pledge Troops to ECOWAS Intervention in Niger Republic

ACCRA, Ghana — As tensions escalate in the Republic of Niger, several Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, members, including Ivory Coast, Republic...

Nigerein Coupist General Tchiani Brushes Off International Pressure, Forms Government

NIAMEY, Niger - General Abdourahamane Tchiani, who led the coup that recently deposed President Mohamed Bazoum, has announced the formation of a new interim...

No Transit: Nigerian Customs Enforces ECOWAS Sanctions at Niger Republic Border

IDIROKO, Nigeria - The Federal Government of Nigeria has ordered the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, to halt all transit cargoes destined for Niger Republic...

Senate rejects Tinubu’s Request for Military Intervention in Niger Republic

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's Senate on Saturday, August 5, 2023, urged President Bola Tinubu to pursue diplomatic engagement rather than military intervention. The resolution came...

Tinubu Seeks Senate Support for Military Intervention Against Niger Republic’s Junta

ABUJA, Nigeria — President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria has formally sought the support of the Nigerian Senate for military intervention and economic sanctions against...

Atiku Abubakar Warns of Risks in Military Intervention in Niger Republic

ABUJA, Nigeria — Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has warned the leadership of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, against military engagement...

ECOWAS Demands End to Military Intervention, Restoration of Bazoom to Presidency

ABUJA, Nigeria - The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has delivered a stern ultimatum to General Abdourahamane Tchiani, the alleged orchestrator of...

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