The region’s army chiefs will gather in Ghana later this week, according to the West African Economic and Political bloc, ECOWAS.
According to reports, the meeting is to talk about a potential intervention in Niger, where a junta staged a coup last month.
For technical reasons, this meeting had already been postponed.
Currently, regional democracies are open to discussing military intervention in Niger, which analysts warn might destabilize a region that is already unstable.
Following a meeting between the head of the junta, General Abdourahmane Tchiani, and a number of powerful Islamic clerics over the weekend, there was some optimism for a diplomatic settlement to the issue in Niger.
However, the coup’s organizers changed their tone the following day, alleging that the democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum had committed crimes of treason and asserting that they had sufficient evidence to bring charges against him.
ECOWAS and the UN have both denounced the action.
The head of neighbouring Mali’s interim military government also indicated that after speaking to President Vladimir Putin over the phone about the crisis in Niger, he underlined the importance of a peaceful resolution to the situation in Niger to ensure a more stable Sahel.