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by Ahmed Idris

Niger coup leader agrees to hold direct talks with ECOWAS | Al Jazeera - 21 hrs ago |

A group of Nigerian Islamic scholars who met Niger's coup leader have said the general has agreed to hold direct talks and resolve a standoff with West African leaders.

Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau, who led the Nigerian delegation, made the announcement on Sunday, a day after his group held talks with General Abdourahamane Tchiani in the Nigerien capital Niamey.

Niger military to prosecute Mohamed Bazoum for 'high treason' | Al Jazeera - 8 hrs ago |

In a statement read out on national television late on Sunday, a spokesman for Niger's military laid out the charges against Bazoum as "high treason and undermining the internal and external security" of the country.

According to the rebels, they have collected evidence that allows them to prosecute the former president and his accomplices on charges of treason and endangering state security.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 14th, 2023 at 02:27:22 PM EST
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