Niger coup: behind the scenes of ECOWAS closed door discussions

ECOWAS headquarters in Abuja in February 2023.
ECOWAS headquarters in Abuja in February 2023. © Michele Spatari/AFP
ECOWAS member state presidents have held numerous informal consultations since the coup in Niger on 26 July, but are finding it difficult to coordinate their response. Many leaders are at the Russia-Africa summit in St Petersburg, and furthermore, ECOWAS has no clear means of taking action against the coup plotters. [...]
Published on 27.07.2023 Reading time 5 minutes
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