Niger: new appointments within the junta (7 August 2023)

Following the expiration of ECOWAS’s deadline, the junta is consolidating its power by appointing new officials at key positions.

Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine notably becomes Prime Minister under the junta’s rule.

New appointments:

🔺Prime Minister: Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine

🔺President of the High Authority for the Consolidation of Peace: Brigade General Amadou Didilli

🔺Inspector General of the Armed Forces and of the Gendarmerie: Brigade General Abou Tagué Mahamadou

🔺Chief of the Military Staff of the President of the Republic: Colonel Ibro Amadou Bachirou

🔺Commander of the Presidential Guard: Lieutenant Colonel Habibou Assoumane

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