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“Make some noise”, the first words of Ali Bongo after the Coup d’Etat in Gabon

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This Wednesday, August 30, 2023, around twelve soldiers announced the end of the regime of Ali Bongo, who had just been re-elected for a new mandate. Some time later, the latter, who is now under house arrest, would have spoken out.

In a video broadcast by Libération, Ali Bongo urges his supporters to ” make noise “. Indeed, a journalist from Jeune Afrique relayed the video on X (formerly Twitter), showing the politician from a living room, probably within his house arrest.

“I am arrested by people here, me and my family, my son is elsewhere, my wife is elsewhere and I am under house arrest. I’m not sure what’s going on. I’m asking you to make some noise. THANKS. »declares the outgoing Gabonese president.

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Note that after the military’s announcement, France condemned the coup, China requested protection of the integrity of the deposed president and Russia declared that it would carefully monitor the situation.