Military leaders in coup-hit Niger have accepted Algerian mediation and "a six-month transition plan", the foreign ministry in Algiers announced Monday. "The Algerian government has received via the Nigerien ministry of foreign affairs a (statement of) acceptance of Algerian mediation aimed at promoting a political solution to the crisis in Niger," the ministry said in a statement. In its Monday statement, Algiers said that "the acceptance of the Algerian initiative strengthens the prospect of a political solution to this crisis". The mediation would "pave the way" toward a "peaceful" resolution of the crisis, it added, saying such an outcome is in the interest "of the entire region". Tebboune on August 6 said he "categorically" rejected any foreign military intervention in Niger, which borders Algeria to the south.
Source: The North Africa Journal October 02, 2023 20:20 UTC