Niger newspapers feel force of post-coup sanctions

NIAMEY, Niger: Weak sales, deserting advertisers, falling revenues and unpaid wages: Niger’s newspaper industry has been buffeted by sanctions imposed on the country after military officers seized power in July.
Leaders of West African bloc ECOWAS slapped tough economic and financial measures on Niamey on July 30, four days after the coup.
As the latest of a series of putsches in the region, the Economic Community of West African States demanded the return to power of its democratically elected Niger president who remains in custody.

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