Timeline: What has happened in Niger since the coup? – Al Jazeera English

Jennifer Nwajagu
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Following the July 26 coup, ECOWAS has been demanding the reinstatement of President Bazoum, who is under house arrest.
Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum was elected two years ago in the first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960.
But on July 26, members of his own presidential guard removed him from office, in the third coup in as many years to topple a leader in the Sahel region. The coup leaders say they want to prevent further economic and security problems.
Here are the key events that have happened since the coup:

 

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