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Gabonese junta lifts house arrest on Ali Bongo, grants him permission to seek medical care overseas



The Gabonese military junta, which previously removed President Ali Bongo from power, has now allowed him to depart the country for essential medical care following his eight-day confinement at home.

The military authorities in the Central African nation have granted President Bongo permission to seek medical treatment abroad.

General Brice Nguema officially announced Bongo’s release from house arrest, and this announcement was conveyed to the public by the military spokesperson, Ulrich Manfoumbi, during a televised address on Wednesday, September 6th. Manfoumbi stated:

“Given his state of health, the former President of the Republic Ali Bongo Ondimba is free to move about.

“He may, if he wishes, travel abroad for medical checkups.”

Recall that Bongo had begged the world to make noise over his arrest and detention by the junta

Bongo lamented the fate of his son and wife who he said are being held in separate locations.

The ousted president was said to have cried out in a short video: “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.”