🚩 The ECOWAS orders the deployment of its standby force “to restore constitutional order in Niger”. Still unclear what it implies yet.
◽️The Associated Press reports the junta threatens to kill Bazoum if a military intervention is conducted.
◽️ 🇺🇸 The US expressed concern over Bazoum’s health and safety.
◽️🇳🇪 The junta appointed a new government, naming 21 ministers, among which 6 military officers.
◽️🇫🇷 France strongly rejects the junta’s accusations of having “freed terrorists” in Niger.
◽️🇳🇪 The junta accepted to meet two envoys from the ECOWAS and 🇳🇬 Nigeria on Aug. 9.