An ECOWAS regional court in West Africa orders authorities in Niger to release deposed President Mamadou Tandja who was detained in a coup in February.
A West African regional court orders Niger's military junta to release the president they deposed, Mamadou Tandja, from house arrest.
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- Niger issues arrest warrants for three opposition leaders including a former President, as it condemns the Economic Community of West African States' refusal to recognise the legitimacy of President Mamadou Tandja.
- The African Union (AU) suspends Niger following this week's coup d'etat.
- The Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy that took power in a military coup in Niger yesterday lifts a curfew and reopens the country's borders.
- In Niger, a military junta named the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy carries out a coup d'tat, suspending the constitution and detaining President Mamadou Tandja.
- Niger is suspended by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) after its President Tandja Mamadou went ahead with a parliamentary election it had asked to be postponed over boycotts.