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Coup Leader Brice Oligui Nguema Sworn In as Interim President of Gabon

HeadlineSep 05, 2023

In Gabon, the leader of last week’s military coup has been sworn in as interim president. During a ceremony Monday, General Brice Oligui Nguema promised “free, transparent and credible elections” to restore civilian rule, but gave no timeline for elections. The military coup ousted President Ali Bongo, whose family had ruled the oil-rich nation since 1967. Oligui is a cousin of the ousted president and the former head of Gabon’s presidential guard.

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