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All 44 Koreans reported safe in Gabon after coup

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This video grab shows coup supporters cheering police officers in Libreville, Gabon, Wednesday Aug. 30, 2023. Mutinous soldiers speaking on state television announced that they had seized power in and were overturning the results of a presidential election that had seen Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba extend his family's 55-year hold on power. [AP/YONHAP]
This video grab shows coup supporters cheering police officers in Libreville, Gabon, Wednesday Aug. 30, 2023. Mutinous soldiers speaking on state television announced that they had seized power in and were overturning the results of a presidential election that had seen Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba extend his family’s 55-year hold on power. [YONHAP]

All 44 Korean nationals in Gabon are safe, including Korean Embassy staff, according to diplomatic sources.

The individuals reportedly remain in the Central African country.

On Wednesday, Gabon army officers seized power in a coup, annulling the election victory of Gabonese President Ali Bongo.

The Korean Foreign Ministry on Wednesday raised its traveling warning for Gabon. The warning will remain in effect for 90 days.

BY ESTHER CHUNG [chung.juhee@joongang.co.kr]