The putschist soldiers who overthrew Ali Bongo Ondimba in Gabon in the middle of the week announced at midday the reopening of the borders this Saturday. The announcement was made on state television by Colonel Ulrich Manfoumbi Manfoumbi, spokesman for the Committee for the Transition and the Restoration of Institutions (CTRI).
” Anxious to preserve respect for the rule of law, good relations with our neighbors and all the States of the world, and in order to promote the continuity of the State while demonstrating our firm will to honor our international commitments “, the CTRI “ decides with immediate effect the reopening of land, sea and air borders starting this Saturday.
They had been closed since coup that ousted Ali Bongo from powerwho ruled the country for 14 years.
The curfew, on the other hand, remains in force throughout the territory from 6 p.m. (5 p.m. GMT) to 6 a.m. (5 a.m. GMT), but “ travelers arriving in the Gabonese Republic or wishing to leave will be authorized to circulate on presentation of their travel document “said Mr. Manfoumbi Manfoumbi.
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