Reports by Jeune Afrique last week claimed that after considerations by Gabonese authorities between transferring President Ali Bongo, who is currently in a Saudi Arabian hospital to either Morocco or the United Kingdom, a London hospital was agreed upon.
According to sources in the presidency, the president was to be transferred to enable him to undergo 'medical recovery'.
However, it appears there has been a last minute change of plans as the latest news from the presidency reveal that the ailing Gabonese president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, will be flown to the Moroccan capital, Rabat, for his medical recuperation.
This is coming after he spent about one month at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Citizens and opposition in the country have continued to call for the authorities to give them accurate information on the health and whereabouts of the president.
This call was intensified after Bongo, who was in Saudi Arabia for a Summit was admitted for what the presidency said was fatigue, only for counter reports to claim that the president had suffered from a severe stroke - news, which considering the turn out of events, could truly be the case.
Timeline of Bongo’s Hospitalization
October 25: Gabon president, Ali Bongo admitted to the King Fahd hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
October 29: Government confirms hospitalization, says the cause is fatigue; warns against spread of fake news.
October 31: Media Agency banned for six-months for reporting Bongo’s death.
November 11: Bongo recovering his faculties, remains in charge – Presidency.
November 14: Opposition demands clarity on Bongo’s health.
November 15: Constitutional Court orders vice president, Pierre-Claver Maganga Moussavou to chair cabinet meeting and act in Bongo’s absence.
November 21: Jeune Afrique reports Bongo to convalesce in London.
November 23: Ali Bongo to be flown to Morocco, not London.
A government source said on October 24th that the President was admitted at Riyadh Hospital in Saudi Arabia due to tiredness; nothing has been heard f…
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