Niger’s borders with five neighboring countries have been reopened by the coup leaders who seized power last week.Niger’s borders with five neighboring countries have been reop
The reopening of the borders comes amid mounting international pressure and a looming deadline to restore democracy.
Niger, a landlocked country in West Africa, shares borders with Algeria, Burkina Faso, Libya, Mali and Chad.
All of these borders were closed on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, after a group of military officers staged a coup and arrested democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum.
The coup leaders claimed that they acted to save the country from a constitutional crisis and a security threat.
The coup was widely denounced by Niger’s regional and international partners, who demanded the immediate release of Bazoum and the restoration of constitutional order.