Algeria Set to Lead Mediation Efforts in Niger Republic

Algeria has offered to mediate in Niger’s political crisis, which began in July when the military seized power.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to a statement from Algeria’s foreign ministry, Niger has accepted the offer.

Algeria, a North African country, has repeatedly warned against any military response to the crisis in Niger, which is its neighbour.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional bloc, has also imposed sanctions on Niger in an effort to pressure the military junta to restore constitutional order.

The ECOWAS chairman, Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, has said he is seeking to re-establish constitutional order and address political and economic problems in Niger. He has also welcomed any support for that process.

Recall that the presidential guard of the Niger Republic seized power and established a military regime on July 26, and after several efforts by ECOWAS, the junta said they wanted a three-year transition process.

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