What Gabon’s coup means for its people – and its former coloniser

In the resource-rich Central African country, a military coup overthrows a family dynasty.

People celebrate in support of the putschists in the street of Libreville, Gabon August 30, 2023
People celebrate in support of the putschists on the streets of Libreville, Gabon, on August 30, 2023 [Gerauds Wilfried Obangome/Reuters]

What does a coup in Gabon mean for the Central African country, the region and its former coloniser, France?

In this episode: 

  • Leonard Mbulle-Nziege (@LennyMbulle), Cameroon-born, US-raised and South Africa-based academic, writer, political economist and Afro-optimist
  • Nabila Ramdani (@NabilaRamdani), French-Algerian journalist and author of Fixing France: How to Repair a Broken Republic

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Amy Walters, David Enders and our host Malika Bilal. 

Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik. Munera AlDosari and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers.

Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer, and Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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Source: Al Jazeera