ECOWAS: Niger Coup Leaders determines to Resist External Pressure

Niger coup: ECOWAS leaders to meet on Thursday in Abuja

Despite sanctions from ECOWAS and a halt to assist from Western allies, the leaders of the Niger coup declared on Tuesday that they have been decided to fend off calls from overseas to reinstate ousted President Mohamed Bazoum.

Due to its strategic significance to america, Europe, China, and Russia in addition to its function in battling Islamist militants, Niger is extra vital than it has ever been.

As a way to negotiate with the coup leaders previous to a summit which may determine on army intervention, West African nations and main world powers are in search of an opportunity to take action.

Whereas performing deputy secretary of state Victoria Nuland spoke with junta officers in Niamey, Secretary of america Antony Blinken emphasised the significance of diplomacy.

In gentle of its personal credibility and prior declarations that coups wouldn’t be tolerated, the 15-nation ECOWAS bloc has taken a extra aggressive stance towards this coup.

Discussions about potential army motion have taken place, however danger intelligence agency Verisk Maplecroft believes that an intervention is unlikely given the opportunity of additional destabilization.

In a word, its Africa analyst Ben Hunter acknowledged, “The bloc understands {that a} army intervention could be very pricey, with no assure of success over the long run, and with a major danger of escalation right into a regional warfare.

“It’s essentially not within the pursuits of regional states.”


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