Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba / AFP PHOTO / STEVE JORDAN

Gabon President Ali Bongo has been admitted to a hospital after suffering a bout of exhaustion during a trip to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Spokesman for the Gabonese leader Ike Ngouoni said the 59-year-old leader was in the Saudi capital for a flagship economic forum when he fell ill.

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“The doctors who assessed him said he is suffering from severe fatigue due to extremely high levels of activity in recent months,” he said.

Bongo is feeling better and has been told to rest, Ngouoni added, while calling for “vigilance” against “fake news” following false reports of his death.

Concise News understands that a Cameroon TV station had announced live on air on Saturday that Bongo had died.