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West African heads meet to keep junta-led nations in bloc and review sanctions against Niger coup

Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Heads of state across West Africa are meeting on Saturday to discuss the region’s challenges and to call again on three junta-led nations to rescind their decision to quit the regional bloc and a plan to review imposed sanctions to reverse the coup in Niger. The summit of the economic block of ECOWAS on Saturday in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, comes at a critical time when the 49-year-old bloc’s future is threatened. It is currently struggling with possible disintegration after three of its 15 member states decided to quit the bloc and a recent surge in coups. ECOWAS is also expected to review sanctions imposed on Niger to reverse the coup there.

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