TIME FOR CHOICES IN NIGER - Niger and the international community face many choices on the direction of military intervention and governance. One month after the takeover of the Nigerien government by a military coup, many questions linger for the international community. This event seeks to draw lessons from Niger’s economic hardships, limited windows of democratic governance, and assess how the latest coup will affect regional stability.
West African states have to make a choice now about how they address this crisis, which entered a new stage after ECOWAS issued a deadline for Niger to reverse the coup–and it lapsed.
As African states and the world watch to see how they respond to the delicate situation, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center will be hosting a special event to explore what is currently happening in Niger and in West Africa overall.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 8/31/23