West African Nations Threaten Military Action Unless Niger Coup Is Undone

30 July 2023

NAIROBI, Kenya — West African leaders on Sunday threatened military action against Niger, where soldiers seized power in a coup Wednesday, unless the country’s democratically elected president is restored to office within a week. The demand was issued by the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, a 15-member regional bloc, after a crisis summit meeting in Nigeria.

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