The White House said on Wednesday that it is closely monitoring the ongoing situation in Gabon, where military coup leaders have placed President Ali Bongo Ondimba under house arrest.
International attention has focused on Gabon as military coup plotters attempted to take control of the country and placed President Ali Bongo Ondimba under house arrest. The White House, through one of its spokespersons, John Kirby, expressed concern about the ongoing situation. He stressed that the White House is closely following events unfolding in the Central African country.
John Kirby, who is the spokesperson for the National Security Council, called the series of coups on the African continent in recent years “deeply disturbing.” He also reiterated the United States’ commitment to working closely with its partners in Africa and with the people of the continent to support democracy and promote stability.
The situation in Gabon raises concerns about political stability and constitutional order in the country. As tensions persist, the international community’s eyes are focused on future developments and measures taken to restore stability.