Regional monitoring following Niger’s coup (7 August 2023)

The deadline set by ECOWAS did (or will soon) expire. Niger reacted by closing its airspace and claims that two ‘central African countries’ predeployed troops.

It also warns that any country taking part in an intervention will be considered as cobelligerent.

In recent regional developments, 🇩🇿 Algeria repeatedly opposed any military intervention. Meanwhile, 🇹🇩 Chad confirmed it would ‘never’ intervene militarily in Niger.

As reported by Anne-Fleur Lespiaut for TV5MONDE, thousands rallied in Niamey in support of the putschists.

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