Military leaders in Niger have announced that they’ve overthrown the government they claim is essentially failing. On Wednesday, the abrupt announcement led to a nationally televised address from these people announcing a subsequent national curfew.
According to the Guardian, a national crisis is unfolding in Niger amid reports that the country’s Democratically elected President has been overthrown and jailed by the country’s military. It is the latest country in Africa to experience a coup further threatening the continent’s stability.
International condemnation quickly followed the announcement from other African nations and the United States. The U.S has offered its support to President Mohamed Bazoum who is understood to be ‘fine’ however his whereabouts are unknown.