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Gabon's president heads home after extended medical leave

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Gabon's president heads home after extended medical leave
FILE PHOTO: Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba arrives for a group picture at the BRICS summit meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo   -   Copyright  Mike Hutchings(Reuters)
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LIBREVILLE (Reuters) – President Ali Bongo headed home to Gabon on Monday after extended medical leave in Morocco following a stroke, two government sources told Reuters.

The return after nearly three months away comes a week after an attempted coup by a small military group and a day before a new government is expected to be sworn in.

(Reporting By Geraud Wilfried Obangome; Writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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