7:05pm: ECOWAS has ‘its back up against the wall’
West African military chiefs met in Ghana on Thursday to coordinate a possible armed intervention in Niger.
FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Philip Turle explained why ECOWAS is perceived to have its back up against the wall, and why a military intervention is so risky.
“Because it could lead to widespread clashes around the country, it could lead to regional wars with other countries getting involved, notably Burkina Faso and also Mali, who threatened to intervene if anybody touches the coup leaders in Niger,” he said. “But at the same time, ECOWAS has to do something.”
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