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Gabon

New Prime Minister for Gabon

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo, who has been out of the country for two months recovering from a stroke, named a new prime minister in an apparent effort to shore up his political base days after a failed coup attempt.

Gabon arrests four military officers after coup attempt

Military officers in Gabon staged an apparent coup attempt early on Monday, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, but several of the putschists were arrested within hours, the government said.

Gabon state radio seized in apparent coup

Military officers in Gabon staged an apparent coup attempt on Monday, seizing the state radio station and declaring dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, recovering from a stroke in Morocco.

Small US military contingent sent to Gabon

President Donald Trump said US military personnel had deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo following the presidential election.

Gabon president’s health ‘greatly improved’

The health of Gabon’s President Ali Ben Bongo greatly improved and he is recovering his physical abilities, his office said, after sources said he suffered a stroke.
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