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Gabon’s Military Leader Assumes Power as Head of State Following President’s Oust last Week

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Gen. Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema has been sworn in as the new military leader and head of state in Gabon, just days after ousting President Ali Bongo Ondimba. Oligui, who is a cousin of Bongo and served as his bodyguard, promised to organize free and transparent elections and return power to the people. The swift swearing-in of Oligui aims to consolidate his power and deter potential opponents. However, Oligui plans to rewrite the constitution and electoral code, suggesting a prolonged transition period. The Bongo family, which has ruled Gabon for over five decades, is under investigation for corruption in France.

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