Gabon junta says deposed president, Ali Bongo is under house arrest
Ali Bongo

Army officers who deposed Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba, say he is under house arrest, while one of his sons has been arrested for “treason.”

The officers disclosed this on Wednesday morning, hours after announcing they had overthrown the government.

“President Ali Bongo is under house arrest, surrounded by his family and doctors,” they said in a statement read out on state TV.

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