In a twist of events, the African Union has suspended Gabon following the military junta in the Central African country.
The AU’s Peace and Security Council made the announcement on Thursday evening, according to the NAN report.
The AU suspended Niger Republic’s membership just a few weeks ago after the military took power there at the end of July.
Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, and Sudan have also been suspended since the coups in those countries.
In Brussels, top EU diplomat Josep Borrell said the European Union “rejects any seizure of power by force in Gabon.”
“The challenges facing Gabon must be resolved in accordance with the principles of the rule of law, constitutional order, and democracy,” Borrell wrote on Thursday in a statement.