We pray for Gabon, where the military have taken power over the country, placing President Ali Bongo under house arrest. This situation came shortly after election results in which Bongo had been re-elected despite opposition complaints of fraud. President Bongo was first elected in 2009 following the death of his father, who ruled the country for 41 years. People in the region want transformation. Gabon is not the only former French colony in the region to experience a coup.