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Gabon’s Bongo names new prime minister after thwarted coup attempt

LIBREVILLE, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Gabon’s President Ali Bongo, who has been out of the country for two months recovering from a stroke, named a new prime minister on Saturday in an apparent effort to shore up his political base days after a failed coup attempt. The plotters of Monday’s coup attempt were arrested or killed within hours of seizing the national radio station, but the move…