Two weeks after the military coup, the Niger junta announced the formation of a new government. Military leaders announced the names of 21 new ministers on state television.
West African leaders met in Nigeria to consider military action against the junta led by General Abdourahmane Tchiani, the former presidential guard commander who led the coup.
ECOWAS, a group of West African leaders, imposed new sanctions after the ouster of elected President Mohamed Bazoum. The EU and France then cut aid to Niger. This put the already impoverished nation in even more dire straits.
As a last resort, the bloc said military action could be taken against Niger. But before that, a diplomatic solution is expected.
The condition of ousted President Bazoum is not thought to be good. He is known to have told friends that he is "devoid of any human contact".
Source: The National News