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Niger Republic coup leaders form new govt

The Coup leaders in Niger Republic have formed a new government.

A decree read out on national television on Thursday, confirmed the development.

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coup leaders form new govt


Prime Minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine will lead the 21-member government, with generals from the new military governing council heading the defence and interior ministries.

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This is coming as West African leaders are set to meet on Thursday to mull military action against the junta, led by former Presidential Guard Commander Gen Abdourahmane Tchiani.

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