Thousands of people in Niger, at the call of non-governmental organizations, filled the country’s largest stadium, General Seyni Kountche, to celebrate the first month of the military rule.
The demonstrators carried banners and placards reading “Down with France”, “Down with ECOWAS”, “Long live CNSP”, as well as flags of Niger and Russia.
Some members of the transitional government called the National Council for the Protection of the Homeland (CNSP) also took part in the event.
coup in Niger
President Mohammad Bazum in Niger was detained by elements of the Presidential Guard Regiment on July 26, and that evening the soldier announced that he had seized power.
General Abdurrahmane Tchiani, Commander of the Presidential Guard Regiment, became the head of the transitional government called the National Council for the Protection of the Homeland (CNSP) on July 28.
The CNSP appointed Lamine Zeine as prime minister on 7 August, and announced the 21-member cabinet on 10 August, consisting of soldiers and civilians.