▫️ The ECOWAS will hold a new summit in Abuja on Aug. 10.
▫️ Rhissa Ag Boula, former Minister of State, created the Council of Resistance for the Republic (CRR), aiming to reinstate Bazoum.
▫️ 🇧🇫🇲🇱 A joint Burkinabè and Malian delegation met Tchiani on Aug. 7.
▫️ 🇺🇸 The same day, a senior US diplomat met with the junta, but was prevented from meeting Bazoum.
▫️ 🇺🇳🌍 The junta blocked a joint UN, AU, and ECOWAS delegation, citing “security reasons”, on Aug. 8.
▫️ ✈️🚫 The air space closure is now extended to diplomatic missions, as all clearances are temporarily suspended.
▫️ 🇫🇷 France warns its citizens against all travel to Niger.
▫️ 🇨🇳 China advises its nationals to leave Niger, and warns against all travel in the country.
▫️ 🇳🇬 Nigeria will impose new sanctions through its Central Bank on individuals and entities linked to the coup.