Niger’s new military leaders have rebuffed diplomatic efforts by the U.S., the U.N. and regional groups to resolve the crisis created by the recent coup. Hopes for the restoration of civilian rule there are fading. And the democratically elected president — who has not yet formally resigned — is reportedly locked in his residence without electricity or water.
The Economic Community of West African States, a regional bloc, has threatened military action and frozen financial transactions with Niger.
It is scheduled to hold a summit tomorrow.