Just in: Canada Suspends Aid To Niger’s Government over Coup

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The Canadian Government says it will suspend direct development assistance to the Government of Niger in response to the attempted coup d’état in the West African nation.

A military junta overthrew Niger’s democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum and his Government on July 26, 2023.

West African Defence Chiefs have drawn up a plan for military action if Niger’s coup is not overturned by Sunday.

“Canada stands with the international community and expresses its support to the ECOWAS mediation efforts for the return of constitutional order in Niger.

The democratically elected Government must be reinstated immediately,” Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly said in a statement.

The suspension will encompass Canada’s direct budgetary support to the Government of Niger, the statement added.

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