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Delegation from west African bloc meets Niger’s ousted president

Ecowas group seeking restoration to power of Mohamed Bazoum also met army officers behind coup

A delegation from west Africa’s economic bloc has arrived in Niger and met the ousted president on Saturday, as it sought a peaceful solution after army officers seized power in a coup.

Mohamed Bazoum was “in good spirits”, a source close to the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) told AFP – though he remained under detention and his electricity was still cut off.

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