Niger: Regional monitoring following the coup (9 August 2023)

▫️ 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.

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