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Gabon: President Bongo Appears In Video After Long Medical Absence

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Gabon President Ali Bongo made his first appearance since falling ill nearly six weeks ago, in a video shared by the presidency from his medical leave in Morocco. The video did not mention when it was recorded.

Bongo suffered a stroke while at a conference in Saudi Arabia on October 24th.

The Presidency initially said he was struggling with severe fatigue and later said he had some bleeding that required medical attention.

Bongo’s wife last week said he was traveling to Morocco to continue his recovery.

No one, however, has shared specific details on Bongo’s condition. With his exact condition and whereabouts unknown, unsubstantiated rumors have swirled that he was incapacitated or dead.

Gabon’s top court ruled last month that the vice president would chair the cabinet in Bongo’s absence.

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