Gabon coup: General Oligui to be sworn in as ‘transitional president’ on Monday

Gabon’s new strongman, General Brice Oligui Nguema, who overthrew Ali Bongo Ondimba, will be sworn in as “transitional president” before the Constitutional Court on Monday September 4, the putschists announced on Thursday.

The country’s new strongman, who on Wednesday overthrew the barely re-elected President Ali Bongo Ondimba by accusing his camp of rigging the presidential election results, also announced the “gradual establishment of transitional institutions” and promised that the country would respect all its “external and internal commitments”.