Gabon PM, hailed international community over failed coup


“Our condemnation has been echoed beyond Gabon, since many diplomatic chancery of many friendly countries, international organizations such as the African Union, the United Nations, all these actors of the international community, have also condemned this act,” the Premier who is leader of government business said.

His boss, President Omar Bongo Ondimba, is currently in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, convalescing from a stroke that got him hospitalized for weeks in Saudi Arabia.

Ngondet urged calm as he heaped praises on the military for acting “with great professionalism, promptness and efficiency.” The country remains tense despite assurances of government control.


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