The African Union, in response to Wednesday’s military coup in Gabon, has taken the step of suspending Gabon’s involvement in all of its activities.
This action was strongly condemned by the African Union and was decided upon during a meeting held on Thursday by the bloc’s Peace and Security Council.
The Gabonese junta, which orchestrated the removal of President Ali Bongo, has announced plans to establish what it refers to as transitional institutions.
However, they have not provided specific information regarding the duration of this transitional period or how, and if, power will eventually be transferred back to a civilian government.
The primary opposition alliance has called on the junta to engage in discussions to determine the best course of action. While acknowledging the removal of the Bongo dynasty, the alliance has also urged the military to exercise responsibility in their actions.