Sequence of Events


  • Reports of the arrest of President Mohamed Bazoum his wife and son, blockade of the presidential palace and access to several ministries in Niamey, Niger by the Presidential guard (BBC, Aljazeera)
  • Anti-coup protests broke out in Niamey and other parts of Niger, the junta opened fire of the protesters (Présidence du Niger - TwitterAnadolu Agency)
  • A group of 9 senior officials from various branches of the military and security forces named Conseil national pour la sauvegarde de la patrie (CNSP) (in English: The National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland) announced the removal of President Mohamed Bazoum from power and announced the formation of the CNSP. Nigerien Air Force officer serving as the spokesperson of the CNSP, Colonel-Major Amadou Abdramane stated the dissolution of the country’s constitution, suspension of state institutions, closure of Niger’s borders and warning against foreign intervention  (Télé Sahel)


  • President Mohamed Bazoum tweeted “Les acquis obtenus de haute lutte seront sauvegardés. Tous les nigériens épris de démocratie et de liberté y veilleront.” (In english: The hard-won gains will be safeguarded. All Nigerians who love democracy and freedom will see to it.) (Mohamed Bazoum - Twitter)
  • Nigerian army chief of staff General Abdou Sidikou Issa declared support of the army to the military takeover of the government of President Mohamed Bazoum (Aljazeera, CNN)
  • Pro-coup demonstration in Niamey. (France 24, Aljazeera)


Former head of the presidential guard, General Abdourahamane Tchiani proclaimed himself as the president of the CNSP and his position as head of state was confirmed by Colonel-Major Amadou Abdramane (Aljazeera, the Africa report)


  • France suspends development and financial support to Niger  (Le Monde, Reuters)
  • US threatens to suspend financial and security partnership to Niger  (VOA, CTV News)


French President Emmanuel Macron warns that attacks against French interests in Niger will spur swift response following videos of demonstrations and attacks against the French embassy in Niger (Reuters, Euronews)


Kremlin calls the situation in Niger “cause for serious concern” (Aljazeera, Reuters)


The Military junta in Niger appoints 8 new regional governors (Sahara Reporters, Daily Observer)



Massive demonstrations in support of the coup in Niger is organised by M62, a former opposition movement, takes place in Niamey, Niger during Niger’s independence day. (CTV News, africanews)


  • The CNSP announced the ending of the diplomatic ties with France, the US, Togo and Nigeria to Niger. (Anadolu Agency, The Guardian Nigeria)
  • Several senior military staff appointments were made by Niger’s junta. Brigadier General Sani Kaché was appointed as the Secretary General of the Ministry of National Defense and Brigadier General Moussa Salaou Barmou was appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Army (ActuNiger)


Massive pro-coup public demonstration in Niamey’s stadium showing rejection of ECOWAS’ intervention (AP Archive, africanews)



  • Ousmane Abdoul Moumouni, former advisor of ousted President Bazoum, announced in a video the creation of Conseil de la Résistance pour la République (CRR) [in English - the Council of the Resistance for the Republic] launched by Former Tuareg rebel leader and former Nigerian Minister of Tourism, Rhissa Ag Boula. (Reuters, TRT Afrika)
  • Niger’s junta accused that the French government of sending an A400M military aircraft from Chad to Niger, even though Niger’s airspace has been closed. The French government rejected the accusations producing a document signed by General Barmou, one of the leaders of the Niger coup, giving permission to France to fly the A400M over Niger.  (Al Arabiya, Politiko)
  • The United States sent an envoy Victoria Nuland, Acting Deputy Secretary of State who met with General Moussa Salaou Barmou, new army Chief of Staff. (BBC, Le Monde)


  • Niger’s military junta announced the appointment of a 21-person cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Lamine Zeine (Al Jazeera, The Cable)
  • France issued a communique announcing that it supports all the decisions taken by ECOWAS on Niger (France Diplomacy)
  • US announced that it supports ECOWAS decision on Niger (U.S. Department of State)


Thousands of Nigerians demonstrate in front of Niamey airbase where French military is stationed (CBC, France 24)


Niger’s junta announces that they would prosecute President Mohamed Bazoum on charges for ‘high treason’ and undermining the internal and external security of Niger. (DW)


Niger’s junta appointed Prime Minister Lamine Zeine visited Chad and spoke with Chad’s President Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno (DW, VOA)


  • Niger junta starts the recruitment civilians for a militia named “Volunteers for the Defence of Niger (VDN)” in response to a potential military intervention by ECOWAS (Anadolu Ajansı, Africanews) 
  • Niger coup leader General Abdourahmane Tchiani proposed a three-year transition of power on a televised address (Al Jazeera,TVC News Nigeria) 


Niger’s junta, in a letter from the Foreign affairs Ministry, declares French Ambassador to Niger Sylvain Itte persona non grata, ordering his withdrawal from Niger territory within 48 hours. (ReutersThe North Africa Post)


Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali sign the Liptako-Gourma Charter, a tripartite agreement that will create the Alliance of Sahel States (AES),  to cooperate against insurgency and external aggression, agreeing that each signatory country will provide military assistance if one of them is attacked (ReutersDW)