Gabon: closure of land borders, but uncertainty remains for air borders

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Of the soldiers of the Gabonese army announced yesterday theannulment of presidential election results and the dissolution of “ all institutions of the Republic » from Gabon, reporting “ the end of the regime ” current.

In addition, the putchists proclaimed the closure of Gabon’s borders, thus putting the country in isolation. until further notice », without specifying whether it concerns all borders or only land borders. In fact, the authorities had already sealed off the land borders on the occasion of the proclamation of the results of the presidential election on August 26, announcing the victory of Ali Bongo Ondimba, now deposed by the putchists.

As a precaution, Air France said yesterday it had canceled two flights on the rotation from Paris to Libreville, the Gabonese capital, the radio reported RFI. The French company clarified that there is “ no closure of Gabonese airspace at this stage planes can still fly over the country. Royal Air Morocco also announced yesterday the cancellation of its flights between Casablanca and Libreville.

Today, August 31, Léon Mba international airport in Libreville displays only domestic flights departing and arriving from the Gabonese private company Afrijet. But for tomorrow, international flights from Ivory Coast and Togo are planned.

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