A military junta in Niger has appointed a new prime minister

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Former Minister of Economy Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine has been chosen Prime Minister of the Niger Republic by the country’s military junta.

It has been less than two weeks since the military in Niger overthrew the government and removed the democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum.

The plotter for the coup made the announcement on Monday night television.Currently based in Chad as an economist for the African Development Bank, Nigerien media indicates that Lamine Zeine served as Minister of Economy and Finance under deposed president Mamadou Tandja.

The deadline for the coup plotters to reinstate Bazoum, set by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), passed over the weekend.

According to the EBANTAL the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has threatened to use force to restore democracy in Niger. ECOWAS is a political and economic union of 15 West African countries.

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