Gen. Brice Nguema, the new military leader of Gabon, has assumed the role of caretaker president after seizing power in a coup.
The inauguration ceremony took place in the capital city of Libreville, surrounded by supportive crowds.
Nguema has promised to introduce more democracy after overthrowing President Ali Bongo, who had been in power for a long time.
The suspension of state institutions is a temporary measure, and Nguema has not provided specific details or a timeline for new elections.
The borders of Gabon have been reopened, following their initial closure after the coup.
The Bongo family, which has ruled the country for over 50 years, has faced accusations of corruption.
Despite the country’s oil wealth, the majority of Gabon’s population lives in poverty.
This article was updated 1 month ago