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Gabon: Putsch Update

Following the military takeover in which President, Ali Bongo fell from power, Budd Gabon reports that:

  • Calm has returned to the streets
  • The country’s ports have resumed commercial operations (e.g. Port Gentil, Libreville, Owendo)
  • A curfew has been imposed from 18:00 to 06:00
  • The curfew may result in shift changes for stevedores
  • The country’s borders have re-opened

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