ECOWAS threatens military intervention in Niger- Deadline Set

Delegates from the Economic Community of West African States arrived in Niger Saturday to begin talks with the military leaders now in control of the landlocked country of more than 25 million people.

The ruling military junta’s leader, Gen. Abdourahamane Tchiani agreed to meet the delegation

Earlier in the week, ECOWAS confirmed it was finalizing plans to send its Standby Force to the country.

Saturday’s arrival of a political delegation is seen by many as a last ditch effort for a peaceful resolution to the situation in that country.

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