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Thursday, August 10, 2023

Niger Coup Leaders Form New Govt

The military leaders in Niger, who seized power in a coup last month, have formed a new government, according to a decree read out on national television on Thursday.

Prime Minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine will lead the 21-member junta, with generals from the new military governing council heading the defence and interior ministries.
The leader of mutineers who seized power in Niger, Gen. Abdourahamane Tchiani, signed a decree on the formation of a new transitional government, media reported on Thursday.

Tchiani signed the decree on Wednesday, the ActuNiger new portal reported, adding that the new interim government consists of 21 ministers.
According to the list of new government members, an absolute minority of them are in the military ranks.

On July 26 President Mohamed Bazoum was ousted and detained by his own guards, led by Tchiani, who proclaimed himself the country’s new leader.

Then the caretaker National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland closed the country’s borders, brushing aside security agreements with France, Niger’s former coloniser.

On July 30, the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, suspended all financial aid to the country and froze rebels’ assets.
The sub-regional bloc also imposed a ban on commercial flights to and from the country and closed all borders.
ECOWAS moved further and gave the coup leaders one week within which to reinstate Bazoum and restore order, hinting that it would resort to military intervention otherwise.

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  1. This is a welcome development.

  2. If their people are happy with the junta, then I don't see what the fuss is about, after all the claim is that everything been done is for the people

  3. Like play like play dem fit transform their country and we still dey here dey shout

    "Let the poor breath"

  4. If it will favour the masses is a welcome development. Anyways can someone rescue Nigeria too. We don tire.

  5. Nigerians in this day and age are ignorantly supporting a military coup,you feel a military junta is better than a civilian democratic rule,I really feel sorry for how warped most of your minds are sha,the brainwashing that your enemies have done on you is really strong.
    Military rule will and can never ever be the solution ,if you like bring instances from Jupiter and mars na you know,you are choosing a rule that will brazenly infringe on your rights and choices using the enactment of decrees and force,a rule that will not be subjective to criticism,a rule that have shown multiple times that they are incompetent,corrupt and evil,na WA sha o.

    1. If they are setting up an interim government that will hold a free and fair election and hand over to a government that is the people's choice, I don't see a problem there


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