The United States sent military personnel to Gabon, out of anticipation for potentially violent protests in the nearby Democratic Republic of Congo in the aftermath of the disputed presidential election.
In a letter to the leaders of Congress, President Donald Trump announced that the first of about eighty soldiers arrived in Gabon last Wednesday.
“They stay in the region until the security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo is such that their presence is no longer necessary”, according to the president. More American troops can be sent if Trump deems it necessary.
The provisional result of the presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo is probably not Sunday but only next week.
The Head of the National Electoral Council (CENI) informed the candidates on Wednesday that they had to take delay into account.