Gabon president leaves Morocco to fly home: source

Ali Bongo (File: AFP)
Ali Bongo (File: AFP)

Gabon's ailing President Ali Bongo left Morocco on Monday to fly home days after security forces there foiled an attempted coup, a source close to the leader said.

"Doctors have judged that the journey does not present any danger for his health," the source said, after the president's stay in Morocco to recover from a stroke in October during a visit to Saudi Arabia.

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