The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold an extraordinary summit on Sunday, July 30th to discuss the political situation in Niger.
The summit, which will be held in Abuja, Nigeria, will be chaired by Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu, who is also the chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.
The coup in Niger, which took place on July 26th, was the latest in a series of coups in West Africa in recent years.
In Mali, Guinea, and Burkina Faso, military juntas have seized power, and the democratic process has been suspended.
The ECOWAS summit is expected to discuss how to restore democracy in Niger and to prevent further coups in the region.
The summit is also expected to discuss the security situation in West Africa, which has been exacerbated by the rise of armed groups such as Boko Haram and the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara.
The ECOWAS summit is a crucial meeting, as it will determine how the region responds to the recent coup in Niger and the broader threat of instability in West Africa.
What else do we know?
The summit will be attended by the heads of state and government of 14 ECOWAS member states.
The summit is expected to issue a statement condemning the coup in Niger and calling for the restoration of democracy.
The summit is also expected to discuss ways to strengthen regional security and prevent further coups in West Africa.