In Niger, the junta requests the postponement of a visit from ECOWAS, AU, and UN

Less than 48 hours before the new summit of ECOWAS heads of state in Abuja, Nigeria, the Nigerian junta is seeking to strengthen its positions.

They have appointed a civilian Prime Minister, met with Nigerian unions and politicians. At the same time, they have requested the postponement of the visit that a delegation from the AU, ECOWAS, and the UN was supposed to make in Niamey on Tuesday.

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