The military group has announced a coup in Gabon, ousting President Ali Bongo, who was declared winner of Saturday’s election.
The military made the announcement of coup via national television in Gabon early hours of today, Wednesday, August 30, 2023, saying they had cancelled the elections, dissolved all state institutions and closed the country’s borders.
The development comes amid the move to resolve the removal of a democratically elected president in Niger Republic.
Both the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and African Union (AU), which have rejected the coup in Niger, are yet to react to the situation in Gabon as of the time of filing this report as developments are still unfolding
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