African Union Suspends Niger Republic
African Union has announced the suspension of the Niger Republic following the ousting and continuous detention of President Mohammed Bazoum who was overthrown by military coupists on July 26, 2023.
This disclosure was made known via a statement issued on Tuesday.
The statement by the AU reiterated calls for the coup leaders to restore democracy in Niger and return to their barracks.
The AU called on member states of the union and the international community to abstain from portraying actions that could legitimize the junta’s activities in Niger.
The statement also warned against interference from any actor or country outside the African continent.
“We immediately suspend the participation of Niger from all activities of the AU and its organs and institutions until the effective restoration of constitutional order in the country.”
“The council strongly rejected any external interference by any actor or any country outside the continent in the peace and security affairs in Africa.”
“It also rejects engagements by private military companies in the continent in line with the 1977 OAU Convention for the Elimination of Mercenarism in Africa”.
Furthermore, the council restated its previous appeals for the release of the duly elected President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, who is currently in custody following the coup.