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The Argument By The People Against War In Niger Has Won. It’s Now Time For Intensified Diplomacy

The Oasis Reporters

August 5, 2023






Supporters of Nigerienne President Mohamed Bazoum demonstrate in his support in Niamey, Niger, Wednesday July 26, 2023.


“The security committee of ECOWAS… announced … to prioritize diplomacy in addressing the situation in the Republic of Niger concerning the actions of the junta.”

Yes, ECOWAS military chiefs are not going to mobilize to wage war against their brothers and sisters in Niger Republic.

ECOWAS leaders pose for a group photograph with Chairman Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s president.

Rather, they will return to the barracks while politicians explore dialogues. And I ask them to be ferocious on those dialogues; we do not want military rule even as we do not want military confrontations in Africa. More so, Nigeria must check its agreement with Niger Republic on River Niger.

Niger Republic cannot build a dam upstream so that our River Niger dams can function, and we’re obligated to supply them with electricity, under the agreement.

So, we must check if we’re violating that agreement by cutting them off.

They can retaliate by reducing the waterflow, causing troubles in Nigeria.

That said, I thank all the ECOWAS leaders for freezing any kinetic action.

I am against wars because Nigeria’s genocide in Southeast Nigeria was real. Nigeria unleashed uncommon wickedness against fellow Africans, at home and abroad.

My mother’s only surviving brother (Augustine) perished in London along with many young Igbo men in a war fought in Southeast Nigeria. No one has explained what happened to them!

So, if they start wars in Niger and foreign powers make alliances, everyone, irrespective of where you are, is at war.

Ask Russians living outside Russia today.

So, to live in peace anywhere, NO Wars in Africa. The past is past; I just want Africa not to make that mistake again, as many here have no scars of wars, to understand that once started, the paths are unknown!




By Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe.

Ndubuisi Ekekwe is a Professor, Inventor & Entrepreneur. Lead Faculty of Tekedia Institute, and Chairman of Tekedia Capital. Since 2009, a Harvard Business Review writer.



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