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Fri Jan 4, 2019, 09:39 PM

US Sends Troops to Gabon to Watch for Congo Violence

Source: Reuters

January 04, 2019 9:14 PM

President Donald Trump said Friday that U.S. military personnel had deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a presidential election there.

In a letter to congressional leaders, Trump said the first of about 80 military personnel arrived in Gabon on Wednesday in case they are needed to protect U.S. citizens and diplomatic facilities in Congo’s capital Kinshasa.

He said they “will remain in the region until the security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo becomes such that their presence is no longer needed.”

Trump said additional forces may deploy to Gabon “if necessary.”

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Fri Jan 4, 2019, 09:58 PM

1. This has been a big priority for Russia who has major investments there

waiting to tap into the countries resources worth $24 trillion. They are waiting on stabilization, putting their best man on it, tRump.

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