How likely is military intervention in Niger? | Politics News



The situation in Niger continues to simmer after its coup in July, but Niger’s fate is not only up to its new military leaders. Regional bloc ECOWAS held a summit in Ghana on Thursday and Friday to discuss next steps. Now, a majority of its member states are ready to take up arms, but ECOWAS is still pushing for a peaceful return to civilian rule. So, with potential peace or full-blown war hanging in the balance, what’s next for Niger?

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