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Washington says it is “deeply concerned” about the detained president’s health

Washington says it is “deeply concerned” about the detained president’s health

Niger’s president, Mohamed Bassoum, is still being held by the military junta that seized power in a coup. Stefano Relentini / AFP

Update on the situation – Nigerian President Mohamed Bassum has been detained since the July 26 coup.

Paris denies violating Niger’s airspace, Americans concerned about President Bassum’s health detained, ECOWAS backs diplomacy without ruling out use of force… Le Figaro Wednesday, August 9 takes up the situation in Niger.

The US is concerned about the health of the detained Nigerian president

The United States on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the health of Nigerian President Mohamed Bassum, who has been detained since the July 26 coup in the Sahel nation. “We are deeply concerned for his health and safety and that of his family.” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said following a call between US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and President Bassum.

Paris denies violating its airspace and releasing “terrorists”.

Paris A “vehemently denied” On Wednesday, Niger’s military regime accused France of violating its airspace and “Releasing the Terrorists”. “Today’s air operations in Niger are subject to prior agreement and technical coordination with Nigerian forces, authorization confirmed in writing”, said a joint press release of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Armed Forces. Ministries add to it“There was no attack on the Nigerian camp”.

“No terrorists have been spared by the French forces who have been fighting this scourge in the Sahel for years risking the lives of their soldiers”, they also reacted. The “The French Armies Departed” Wednesday from N’Djamena, Chad. “A Military Aircraft” to do “6:01 am local”, A press release from the National Council for the Security of the Homeland (CNSP), which seized power in Niger earlier pointed out: “The aircraft voluntarily lost all contact with air traffic control at our spaceport between 6:39 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. local time.”

Former Amir Nigeria announces presence in Niamey for mediation

The former Emir of Kano (northern Nigeria) announced on Wednesday that he is in Niamey to mediate with the military regime in the wake of the coup in Niger, ahead of a crucial West African summit in Nigeria. “We spoke to the head of state.”General Abdurahamane Diyani, Niger’s new strongman and “We will return to Nigeria and inform the President” Nigerian Bola Tinubu A “message” General’s, former Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on Nigerian National Television, stated that he is not. “Government Envoy”.

ECOWAS supports diplomacy without ruling out the use of force

A coalition of West African nations opposed to a coup in Niger is prioritizing diplomacy to resolve the crisis, while maintaining the threat of armed intervention to restore ousted President Mohamed Bassum ahead of a summit of the Economic Community of West African States. In Nigeria (ECOWAS). Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, currently the head of ECOWAS, promised diplomacy. “The best way forward”without military intervention. “No Option Rejected”His spokesperson said.

Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sisoko Mbalo said on Wednesday that ECOWAS’s existence is at stake in the Niger crisis, ahead of the organization’s new summit on the military coup in Niamey. Umaro Sisoko Mbalo told reporters on Thursday that President Mohamed Bassum, who was deposed by the Nigerian military, was legitimate while flying to Abuja to host the ECOWAS summit. “Bazoom is the only president we recognize. He is the one the people have elected.he said.

Ambassador’s son arrested in Niamey Niger In sacked France

The son of Niger’s ambassador to France was arrested in Niamey, consular officer Aichadou Boulama Kane told AFP on Wednesday. “Fin” to his duties. His arrested son, Niger Post Director General Idrissa Kane, is involved in an alleged embezzlement of public funds handled by the High Commissioner for Anti-Corruption and Similar Offenses (Halcia). It was not initially established whether his arrest was related to the case or to his mother’s distrustful attitude toward the military that ousted President Mohamed Bassum two weeks earlier.

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