In response to the military coup in the Republic of Niger, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) imposed a no-fly zone over the country.
The decision was announced today by ECOWAS, at an emergency meeting after tensions rose over military forces trying to seize power in Niger.
This significant move is seen as a dramatic response to the recent rise of a military junta, which has caused considerable unrest at home and threatens stability in the region.
The ECOWAS leadership believes that imposing a no-fly zone will help limit the influence of the junta and prevent any potential allies from providing air support, even if the coup leaders concerns that the regional agency might organize an impending military intervention in the capital. of the Sahel country.
In addition to the no-fly zone, the regional body agreed to immediate financial sanctions for the coup and to give the junta a week to hand over power, noting that the possibility of using violence. More details to follow