On August 12, 2023, the leader of the Niger coup, Tchiani Ousmane, announced his willingness to engage in dialogue with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
This comes after ECOWAS threatened to impose sanctions on Niger following the coup.
Tchiani's announcement is seen as a significant step towards restoring peace and stability in the region.
It remains to be seen how the dialogue will play out and whether it will lead to a resolution of the crisis.
This announcement comes after a week of uncertainty in the country, following the coup d'état that ousted the government of President Mohamed Bazoum.
Tchiani has been criticized by many international organizations, including the African Union and the United Nations, for his use of force to seize power.
However, he has defended his actions, saying that he is committed to restoring democracy in the country.