Coup d'état in Gabon: the African Union suspends the country

Coup d’état in Gabon: the African Union suspends the country

Gabon has been suspended from all African Union (AU) activities with immediate effect, following the overthrow of President Ali Bongo Ondimba by the military. The AU Peace and Security Council strongly condemned this act and took the decision to suspend Gabon’s participation in all its organs and institutions.

In a press release broadcast on the social network and institutions.

The AU Peace and Security Council met in response to the event to review the situation and took this drastic step in response to the overthrow of legitimate President Ali Bongo Ondimba. This decision sends a clear signal from the AU, demonstrating its unwavering commitment to preserving constitutional order and condemning any attempted illegal and unconstitutional power grab.

The announcement of this suspension sparked various reactions worldwide. Many countries expressed support for the position of the African Union, welcoming its firmness in defending democratic principles and the rule of law. However, some voices also called for the search for a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis in order to avoid any deterioration of the political and social situation in Gabon.