Wed Aug 30th, 2023 at 12:15:52 PM EST
Another colonial headache of French President Emmanuel Macron ... which country will get his priority .. the model State of Democracy Gabon or the critical uranium ore mining for Areva in Niger ... colonialism is hell for the Élisée 😡 Gabon 🇬🇦 Niger 🇳🇪 Mali 🇲🇱 Burkina Faso 🇧🇫
Where are Jake the Snake and Vicky Nuland, the Ukrainian putschist, when there is action on the interference front?
Gabon military officers declare coup after Ali Bongo wins disputed election | The Guardian |
Seizure of power announced on television, cancelling election results that gave president third term in office
People power as new African founded democracy, ridding the nation from colonial shackles.
Gabon: President Ali Bongo under house arrest, according to military putschists | Africa News |
Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba is "under house arrest" surrounded by his family and doctors, and one of his sons has been arrested, notably for "high treason", the military behind a coup d'état announced on Wednesday morning.
"President Ali Bongo is being kept under house arrest, surrounded by his family and doctors", according to a statement read out on state television by the military of the Comité de Transition et de Restauration des Institutions (CTRI).
Noureddin Bongo Valentin, son and close adviser to the head of state, Ian Ghislain Ngoulou, Mr. Bongo's chief of staff, Mohamed Ali Saliou, his deputy chief of staff, Abdul Hosseini, another presidential adviser, Jessye Ella Ekogha, special adviser and presidential spokesman, as well as the number one and two members of Mr. Bongo's all-powerful Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) "are under arrest".
Bongo "have been arrested", continued the army colonel, who had read out a communiqué during the night announcing that the military were "putting an end to the regime".
They have been arrested for "high treason against the institutions of the State, massive misappropriation of public funds, organized international financial embezzlement, forgery, falsification of the signature of the President of the Republic, active corruption and drug trafficking", he added.
Running for a Third Term - No Shame
Ali Bongo Wins a Disputed Election
As the official results were read out, the military made their move ... wanting their cut at last.
Top Gardener from the EU, Vision on West Africa
Mind your own store 😠
The European Project imploding as we speak.
France’s President Emmanuel Macron landed in Gabon on Wed 1 March 2023, the first stop of an Africa tour that will also take him to Angola, Congo Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time in his presidency. The trip, which follows the launch of France’s new Africa policy, is focused away from the country’s troubled former colonies in West Africa’s Sahel region where anti-French sentiment is on the rise.
Gabon: Bongo, Macron take part in a summit to protect rainforests
French interference in Africa is ’over’, Macron says during four-nation tour to rebuild ties | France24 |
President Emmanuel Macron said the era of French interference in Africa was “well over” as he began a four-nation tour of the continent to renew frayed ties. Anti-French sentiment runs high in some former African colonies as the continent becomes a renewed diplomatic battleground, with Russian and Chinese influence growing in the region. [after years of neglect and a few decades too late]
Macron said France harboured no desire to return to past policies of interfering in Africa ahead of an environment summit in Gabon, the first leg of his trip.
“The age of Francafrique is well over,” Macron said in remarks to the French community in the capital Libreville, referring to France’s post-colonisation strategy of supporting authoritarian leaders to defend its interests.
“Sometimes I get the feeling that mindsets haven’t moved along as much as we have, when I read, hear and see people ascribing intentions to France that it doesn’t have.”
“Francafrique” is a favourite target of pan-Africanists, who say that after the wave of decolonisation in 1960 France propped up dictators in its former colonies in exchange for access to resources and military bases.
Macron and his predecessors, notably Francois Hollande, have previously declared that the policy is dead and that France has no intention of meddling in sovereign affairs.
Emmanuel had his fingers crossed behind his back … unless the countries are spelled M A L I or N I G E R of course. 😂
Credibility by Colman on April 28th 2006