Gabon: Ali Bongo leaves the military hospital of Rabat

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

His departure was decided “after authorization of the medical team”, according to the same source. The Gabonese head of state received Monday the visit of the king of Morocco, Mohammed VI, his friend since childhood, and images of this meeting had been broadcast.

His state of health provoking innumerable rumors, these first images since his health problems were very shared on the social networks of the Gabonese community, sometimes with doubts about their authenticity.

On Tuesday evening, Gabonese public channels broadcast another video showing the head of state with his prime minister, the vice president and the president of the Constitutional Court.

He “is doing pretty well, the process of rehabilitation is changing very quickly and positively,” said after the visit the head of government, Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet who did not specify when the head of state would return to Libreville.

What is President Bongo suffering from?
Ali Bongo Ondimba arrived in Rabat on November 29 to continue recuperation and rehabilitation in a hospital environment, after more than a month in a hospital in Ryad for a disease that remains officially unknown.

The official communication about his health remained parsimonious in Libreville, with only two speeches by the spokesman of the presidency, Ike Ngouoni, in more than a month.

The first, on October 28, to announce his hospitalization four days ago in Saudi Arabia, following a “malaise” caused by “severe fatigue”, due to a “very strong activity” recent.

The second, November 11, to clarify that it was “in a recovery phase of the fullness of its physical faculties”, after “bleeding justifying medical and surgical management in highly specialized sector”. An implicit way of saying that his condition was serious.

But at no time did the presidency reveal what harm the head of state was suffering. Only unofficial sources mentioned a stroke.