Chadian President Mahamat Idriss Deby has volunteered to speak to the military leaders in Niger and report back to Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, the chairman of West African regional bloc ECOWAS.
According to Nigerian presidency sources, Deby met Tinubu on the sidelines of an emergency ECOWAS summit in Nigerian capital Abuja. The President of Chad at the bilateral meeting volunteered to go and talk to the junta in Niger and report back,” a presidency source told Reuters.
Meanwhile the Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS have called for the immediate release and reinstatement of President Mohamed Bazoum as the legitimate Head of State and Government of the Republic of Niger.
They made the call in a communique at the end of the Extraordinary Summit held in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Sunday.
The leaders also rejected any form of purported resignation by President Bazoum and declared him as the only recognised and elected President by ECOWAS, the African Union and the international community.
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Mother of late South African rapper AKA, Lynn Forbes has launched a new podcast called the Outspoken Owls. the podcast aims to reframe what it means to navigate life as a middle-aged woman.
The Outspoken Owls podcast will be hosted by Lynn and Katie Mohamed and will see both hosts have open and honest conversations. It is also said that discussions between the two women are to be based on personal experiences and journeys. Read more