The African Union (AU) has declared the suspension of Gabon following the recent coup that led to the overthrow of President Ali Bongo on Wednesday. According to NAN, the AU’s Peace and Security Council made the announcement on Thursday evening.
The military seizure of power, which resulted in the removal of President Bongo from office, was met with strong condemnation from the AU. Consequently, Gabon’s participation in all AU activities and institutions has been halted until the restoration of democracy within the country.
Gabon now joins the list of countries, including the Niger Republic, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, and Sudan, that have previously faced suspension by the African Union as a result of military intervention.
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