- Gabonese authorities have taken the expulsion of two students from France with seriousness, threatening a revenge against French citizens most of who are believed to be illegally resident in the central African country.
Last month, two Gabonese students [Leguy Mbira and Raissa Mengue] were expelled by French authorities after they refused to renew their residency status.
Gabonese government's reaction to the deportations was swift, blaming the French authorities of violating the 2002 bilateral agreement.
In a statement, Gabon's Foreign Ministry said Gabonese citizens have been humiliated in France since 2006, despite exceptional relations between the two countries.
Gabon, a former French colony, is disturbed with "numerous complaints of harassment and refusals of visa and abuse" meted out to visa applicants in the French embassy in Libreville.
The two countries had enjoyed business and political interests for so long, until President Nicolas Sarkozy ascended to power in 2007.
Gabonese authorites were also annoyed by a French court's judgment that President Omar Bongo Odimba was guilty of official corruption last year.
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