Algeria To Play Middleman In Niger Crisis
Niger has accepted an offer from Algeria to mediate in its political crisis.
Algeria’s foreign ministry said the mediation would be led by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
Algiers has repeatedly warned against any military response to the crisis in neighbouring Niger, where the army seized power in July.
The West African regional bloc, Ecowas, initially threatened to intervene militarily but has been pursuing diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis.
In August the military junta in Niger proposed a six-month transition plan to return to civilian government.