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Sources say Gabon leader has stroke, govt says it’s fatigue

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Gabonese President Ali Bongo on Monday was still under observation at the King Faisal hospital in Riyadh where he was taken to on October 24 .A medical and a diplomatic source both told the media that the president suffered a stroke .

Bongo was hospitalised last week in Saudi Arabia after suffering a stroke , two sources told media , while the Gabonese authorities said he was admitted only because of fatigue .

Government spokesman , Ike Ngouoni , denied this and said that Bongo , instead , had “ severe fatigue ” after months of strenuous work .

The president was in Saudi Arabia to attend the Future Investment Initiative conference , where he was scheduled to speak alongside other African leaders .
Bongo , whose family has ruled the Central African oil – rich country for nearly a half -century , has been president since succeeding his father , Omar , in 2009 .

He narrowly won a re – election in 2016 in a poll that the opposition claimed was marred by fraud.

Mass protests broke out , during which the national parlia

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