Leaders from West Africa to hold emergency summit due to coup in Niger.

EU suspended security cooperation with Niger.US expresses strong support for ousted president Mohamed Bazoum, a key Western ally against Islamist militants.

Gen Abdourahmane Tchiani of the presidential guards declared himself as Niger's new leader.

Concerns about Tchiani's potential alliances with other countries.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of Russia's Wagner mercenary group, reportedly sees the coup as a triumph.

Coup in Niger raises regional and international diplomatic and security concerns.

Western policy experts note Niger's history of coups and fragmented security sectors, contributing to the unstable environment.

Despite condemnations and meetings, the history of the Sahel region suggests that coups may persist due to limited impact from rhetoric and sanctions.

Mali and Burkina Faso have experienced coups in recent years, highlighting the perceived low cost of such actions.

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