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ECOWAS Leaders Convene Emergency Meeting in Abuja to Address Niger Coup

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Niger Republic Coup: ECOWAS leaders storm Abuja for emergency meeting

 

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government is holding an emergency meeting in the nation’s capital to discuss the recent coup in the Republic of Niger. Chaired by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the meeting commenced a few minutes ago at the Presidential Villa.

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ECOWAS Leaders In Abuja

Several African leaders have already arrived at the venue, including the transitional President of Tchad, Gen Mahamat Kaka, President Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco of Guinea-Bissau, and President Togo. Also in attendance are Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé Eyadéma and President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire.

 

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Other ECOWAS Leaders present at the meeting are President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic, President Nana Akofo-Ado of Ghana, and President Adama Barrow of The Gambia, among others.

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President Tinubu had previously expressed strong disapproval of the political unrest in Niger and warned that ECOWAS would not tolerate coups in the region. Shortly after his statement, news emerged that the military had successfully taken control of Niger.

 

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