Gabon is morning the death of former Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet.
The demise of the former diplomat was posted on Twitter by President Ali Bongo.
Issoze-Ngondet served as Prime Minister between 2016 and 2019 till he was replaced by the current occupant of the position, Julien Nkoghe Bekale.
His replacement came days after a foiled coup by junior officers in early 2019 at a time when President Bongo was recuperating from a stroke outside the country.
He had previously held top government positions including as Foreign Affairs minister, representing Gabon a number of times at the United Nations General Assembly.