News Wire | August 30, 2023 Archive

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Gabon Army Officers Say They Have Seized Power After Election in Oil-Rich Country

By Gerauds Wilfried Obangome | Reuters

Military officers in oil-producing Gabon said they had seized power on Wednesday and had put President Ali Bongo under house arrest, after the Central African state’s election body announced that he had won a third term.

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Ukraine Launches Biggest Drone Attack Yet Inside Russian Territory

By Polina Ivanova and John Paul Rathbone | Financial Times

Ukrainian drones struck seven Russian regions overnight, destroying several military cargo planes, in Kyiv’s most sweeping unmanned aerial attack inside enemy territory since Moscow invaded last year.

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