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Coup: Make noise, I’ve been arrested’, Gabon’s Ali Bongo begs ‘friends’ for help

A video has surfaced on social media of ousted Gabon President, Ali Bongo where he was begging his international friends to make noise following Wednesday’s coup.

In the 51-second clip, Bongo confirmed that he had been arrested and isolated from his son and wife, who he said were held at another place.

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The putschists highlighted serious institutional, political, economic, and social crises as factors responsible for the coup that they tagged,  ‘necessary’ for the progress of the West Coast African country.


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Bongo said, “My name is Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon. I am sending a message to all friends that we have all over the world, to tell them to make noise, to make noise”

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Born Alain Bernard Bongo on February 9, 1959, in Congo-Brazzaville, the 64-year-old was Gabon’s president from 2009 when his Omar Bongo, who ruled for almost 42 years, from 1967 died.

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