Military Leaders Declare Coup In Central African Nation, Vow To ‘Dissolve All Institutions Of The Republic’

Posted on AllSides August 30th, 2023
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Top military leaders from Gabon, a central African nation, declared a coup on Wednesday shortly after the country re-elected its president in what’s been called a fraudulent election.

Military officers declared the coup on state television Wednesday just hours after the country declared President Ali Bongo Ondimba – whose family has ruled Gabon for over 50 years – the winner of the disputed election. Bongo was detained on Wednesday and placed under house arrest. The unrest follows a string of similar actions taken in other African countries and would mark...

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