Regardless of his assertion that the presidential elections that happened in Gabon final Saturday had been unfair and stuffed with irregularities, the European Union’s international coverage official, Joseph Borrell, confirmed that the Union condemns the coups.
In a press interview from Brussels in the present day, Thursday, previous to a gathering of international ministers of European international locations to debate coups in Africa, whether or not in Gabon or Niger, Borrell confirmed that there isn’t a plan to evacuate residents of the bloc international locations from Gabon.
Sanctions to come back
As for the Niger problem, the place the navy carried out a coup final month and deposed the elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, an ally of the West, particularly France, the European diplomat confirmed that the bloc would impose new sanctions on the Nigerien putschists.
He additionally added that the bloc’s international ministers are prepared to debate any request submitted by the Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS), and assist African options to African issues, he stated. He defined that the ministers will meet with the President of ECOWAS and the Minister of Overseas Affairs of the federal government of remoted Nigerian President Mohamed Bazoum.
The navy council in Niger (Reuters)