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African leaders prefer overseas to local health care

Medical facilities at home are seemingly not good enough for people who head African countries

Ailing Bongo expected home from Morocco

Last week, the country put down a coup attempt, capturing the rebel chief and killing two of his men

New Gabon government announced from abroad

Gabon has been without an effective government for months since Bongo suffered the stroke in October during a visit to Saudi Arabia

Three reasons why the Gabon coup failed

The tiny but resource-rich country has remained a pseudo state that is still run from Paris

Gabon says coup bid thwarted as president abroad

Soldiers burst into state radio offices at dawn and called on the public to 'rise up'

Gabon government says ‘situation under control’, army rebels seized

President Ali Bongo is currently in Morocco recovering from a stroke which he suffered in October last year

Bongo speaks for first time after stroke

The 59-year-old leader has not been home to Gabon since he fell ill in Saudi Arabia more than two months ago.

Gabon president to speak publicly for first time since stroke

The Bongo family has governed the oil-rich nation for five decades

Gabon president in Morocco to convalesce

President Ali Bongo arrived in Morocco on Thursday to convalesce after a month's treatment at a Saudi hospital

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