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[Video] – Ali Bongo’s first public appearance after stroke

President of Gabon Ali Bongo has made his first live appearance in public nearly 10 months after suffering a stroke. He was seen walking with a stick while attending ceremonies in the capital Libreville. President Bongo suffered stroke last year during a trip to Saudi Arabia. That plunged the country into governance crisis. It resulted in a failed coup forcing him to return home quickly to re-assure citizens. President Ali Bongo returned home in January this year to swear in his new government. He reshuffled his government after some soldiers…

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Understanding Stroke – What is it?

Appollo HospitalsA stroke, or brain attack, is caused by the sudden loss of blood flow to the brain or bleeding inside the head. Both can cause brain cells to stop functioning or die. When nerve cells in the brain die, the function of body parts they control is harmed or lost. Depending on the part of the brain affected, people can lose speech, feeling, muscle strength, vision or memory. Some people recover completely while others are seriously disabled or die.

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