The heads of state of the member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decided, Saturday February 24, to lift part of the sanctions against Niger, announced the president of the Commission of the regional organization on Saturday in Abuja.

ECOWAS "has decided to lift with immediate effect" some of the sanctions imposed on Niger since the seizure of power in Niamey by a military regime which overthrew elected president Mohamed Bazoum in July.

Borders and airspace will notably be reopened, he specified at the end of the extraordinary summit of ECOWAS leaders.

With AFP

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