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Gabonese military officers take over power – Reports

Libreville, Aug. 30, 2023
Gabonese military officers have canceled elections results and dissolved state institutions, claiming they have taken over power, local media reported on Wednesday.
The African country’s borders are closed until further notice, said the reports, adding gunfire was heard in the capital Libreville.
The officers said that the general election was not credible and that the results are annulled.
Prior to the incident, Gabon’s national electoral body said that President Ali Bongo Ondimba from the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party was re-elected for a third term in Saturday’s election.
NAN reports that Niger, Burkina Faso, other West African countries have been toppled by Military coup in the last four years.
Others are Chad (since April 2021), Guinea (since September 2021), Mali (since August 2020)  and Sudan (since October 2021).

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