On March 26, the head of the ruling military junta in Gabon issued the second decree organizing the national dialogue. Civilians, army commanders, and representatives of political parties are expected to participate in the dialogue.

The dialogue, which will start on April 2, comes amid major crises after the overthrow of President Ali Bongo in September 2023. Gabon is the fifth richest country in Africa, and the first in the world in terms of production of manganese. It also has multiple and diverse mines, including uranium, diamonds and gold.