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Gabon coup: Wife of deposed President Ali Bongo detained

BBC | Sylvia Bongo, wife of ousted Gabonese President Ali Bongo, is being held in pre-trial detention on allegations of the embezzlement of public funds, her lawyer says. She had been under house arrest since the 30 August coup. But after a long hearing in front of a judge it …

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Olympic Games: NBA’s MVP Joel Embiid’s USA decision ‘very disappointing’ for Africa

BBC | Joel Embiid’s decision to represent the USA over his native Cameroon has left the African nation “legitimately annoyed”, according to a source at the country’s basketball governing body. Embiid, the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, confirmed on social media platform X on Friday that he will play for …

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Cameroonian Troops Dislodge Pro-Biafra Militants From Bakassi

Enews Nigeria | This incident was said to have occurred on Sunday morning. According to eyewitnesses, Cameroon’s Rapid d’intervention Battalions (BIR) also recaptured Abana from the pro Biafra militants. It was gathered that authorities in Cameroon had deployed more troops to Isangele subdivision. The troops have reportedly surrounded the town, …

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Gabon’s new transitional president: Army general sworn in to replace Ali Bongo |+video

Al Jazeera | The Central African regional bloc ECCAS has suspended Gabon, until constitutional order there is restored. Hours earlier, Gabon’s coup leader was sworn in as the interim president. General Brice Oligui Nguema pledged free elections and a referendum on a new constitution – but with no clear timeline …

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