United Nations Expresses ‘Deep’ Concern For Niger’s Poorest

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Washington DC - August 18 - (Mediaage NG News)The United Nations’ human rights chief, Volker Türk has expressed concern over an expected hard times the people of Niger would face, as a result of last month’s coup that ousted President Mohammed Bazoum.

While appealing to the military generals to immediately restore constitutional order, Mr. Türk said in a country where nearly half of the population are in extreme poverty, the situation is getting worse already, as borders have been shut, trade at a standstill, power supplied Nigeria cut and rising food prices.

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MediaageNG United Nations Expresses 'Deep' Concern For Niger's Poorest Nigeria cut off electricity supply to Niger, since the military coup that saw President Mohammed Bazoum held hostage.

His comments come as West African Army Chiefs are meeting for a second day in Ghana to co-ordinate possible military action should diplomatic efforts to reverse the coup fail.

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