2nd LD Writethru: West African bloc imposes sanctions on Niger military leaders after coup

2023-07-30 16:03:00


ABUJA, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional group of 15 countries, agreed to impose sanctions on Niger's military leaders involved in a recent coup at an emergency meeting held here on Sunday.

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, also chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS, denounced the coup, saying the regional bloc "rejects coup and interruption to constitutional order."

"As African leaders, it is our responsibilit ...

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