Niger people stand against French soldiers
Near the French military base in Niamey, the capital of Niger, a lorry stopped by the pro-military administration supporters was emptied on the allegation that it was bringing drinking water to the French soldiers. The crowd, which also damaged the vehicle, wants the French soldiers in Niger to leave the country as soon as possible.
Macron announces 'bad news' on Niger
French President Emmanuel Macron stated that Sylvain Itte, Ambassador to Niamey, who was given 48 hours by the military junta in Niger to leave the country, was ‘taken hostage’ in Niger. The exact whereabouts of Ambassador Itte, who is in Niger territory, is unknown.
Critical Gabon decision by African Union
The African Union (AU) reacted to the military coup in the Central African country of Gabon. The Union announced the suspension of Gabon's membership. The AU also stated that they strongly condemned the arrest and dismissal of President Ali Bongo.
Germany defends support for Ukraine due to peace
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock defended the support for Ukraine. She said that support for Ukraine was an investment in peace and added that for 18 months now they had been supporting Ukraine not only in its right to self-defense and in rebuilding everything that Russian President Vladimir Putin had destroyed but also in supporting the country on its path to the European Union.
Niger's deadline for French ambassador expires
The 48 hours given by Niger to the French Ambassador to Niamey, Slyvain Itte, to leave the country has expired. France had announced that it did not recognize the decision and that the Ambassador would continue to stay in Niger.
Niger orders 3 ambassadors to 'leave the country'
The military junta, which took over the government in Niger with a coup, announced that they gave 48 hours for the Ambassadors of France, Germany and Nigeria to leave the country. While France announced that they would not accept the request, no statement was made from Germany and Nigeria regarding the military junta's request.
Niger allows military intervention of two countries
The military junta in Niger has authorized the entry of troops into Burkina Faso and Mali against the possible military intervention of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Both countries had previously issued a joint statement expressing their support for Niger against the military operation planned by ECOWAS to change the course of the coup in Niger.
African Union chooses side in Niger coup
The African Union (AU) announced that it has suspended the membership of Niger, where military intervention is on the agenda. The Union also expressed its support for ECOWAS' efforts to restore constitutional order in Niamey.
US decision in Niger draws attention
The United States (US) is making plans to evacuate its bases in Niger, where ECOWAS has threatened military intervention. General James Hecker of the US military stated that allies in the Sahara and Sahel region are being considered for relocation.
Mali, Burkina Faso intimidate ECOWAS
The West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso have deployed warplanes to Niger, which is threatened with military intervention by ECOWAS. The two countries had declared a declaration of war on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) attack on the Niamey administration.
No need for UN permission: ECOWAS
Abdel-Fatah Musah, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) commissioner for peace and security, said after a meeting of the chiefs of staff that there was no need for United Nations (UN) authorization to deploy troops in Niger.
Critical ECOWAS decision by Niger junta
The search for a solution continues in Niger, where the junta has taken over. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which was on the agenda to intervene militarily, came to a decision from the junta administration. The military junta stated that it is open to dialog with ECOWAS.
France to deny visas to Burkina Faso citizens
Following the coup in Niger, Burkina Faso citizens will not be granted visas due to the increase in tensions in the region due to the increase in tensions in the region.
Niger forms new government
Niger's junta is preparing to form a new government after the ouster of elected President Bazoum. The names of 21 ministers were broadcast on state television. ECOWAS said military action could be taken as a last resort.
Turks and Azeris in Niger brought to Istanbul
On July 26, following the military coup in Niger, Turkish and Azerbaijani citizens who were stranded in the country due to the closure of the airspace were brought to Istanbul, Türkiye with a special flight organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Niger junta does not want mediation
Niger's military junta has refused entry to international organizations. Efforts to reinstate ousted President Bazoum have failed. Now leaders are preparing to meet in Nigeria.
High-level US visit to Niger after coup
Victoria Nuland, who has been serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the United States (US) since the end of July, visited Niger and met with some junta officials. Nuland emphasized that she visited Niger at the request of Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
ECOWAS deadline for junta expires in Niger
The one-week deadline given by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to the military junta following the military coup in Niger on July 26 expired today. ECOWAS is expected to extend the deadline given to the junta for another week.
Nigeris on the streets on France's Independence Day
Riots in Niger over the military coup continue on the 63rd anniversary of France's Independence Day. Hundreds of coup supporters took to the streets, protesting against France and chanting pro-Russian slogans.