Reports of cash restrictions in Niger

West African central bank froze relations and closed local offices after July 26 coup

The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) in Dakar, Senegal

Banks in Niger have reportedly imposed limits on cash withdrawals after a coup spurred two regional bodies to freeze the country’s access to the regional central bank.

According to an August 7 story by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, at least some banks are prohibiting withdrawals of more than CFr200,000 ($335). French broadcaster TV5 Monde also reported a CFr200,000 withdrawal limit.

Elements of Niger’s military toppled elected president Mohamed Bazoum on July 26. On July 30, the Economic

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