Morocco: Ali Bongo Ondimba leaves the hospital and continues his convalescence in Rabat – Jeune Afrique


The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, during his visit to Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who continues his convalescence from 29 November at the Rabat military hospital. © Moroccan Press Agency (MAP)

Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba left the Rabat military hospital, where he arrived in late November and continues to convene in a private residence in the Moroccan capital, was reported Wednesday in the presidential entourage.

His departure was decided "after the authorization of the medical team", according to the same source. The head of the Gabonese state had received on Monday the visit of the king of Morocco, Mohammed VI, his friend from childhood, and the images of this meeting had been transmitted. His state of health caused countless rumors, these early images since his health problems were very common on social networks of the Gabonese community, sometimes with doubts about their authenticity.

"His rehabilitation is changing very quickly"

On Tuesday evening, the Gabonese public channels broadcast another video showing the head of state with his prime minister, vice president and president of the constitutional court. "It's going quite well, the rehabilitation process is changing very quickly and positively," he said after the visit to the head of government, Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet, who did not specify when the head of state would return to Libreville.

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Ali Bongo Ondimba arrived in Rabat on 29 November to continue the recovery and rehabilitation in a hospital environment, after more than a month in a Ryad hospital for a disease that remains officially unknown.


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