ALGIERS, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Algeria on Thursday said it has evacuated nationals working in the oil field of Port-Gentil, in Gabon, after deterioration of security situation there.
In a statement by the official APS news agency, the Algerian Foreign Ministry said that the nationals were evacuated following the political crisis that hit Gabon on the aftermath of the results of the presidential election on Aug. 27.
The source added the services of the Algerian embassy in the Gabonese capital of Libreville "are in permanent contact with the other members of our community."
Algeria has taken measures to protect its nationals, concluded the source.
Massive protests have sparked in the streets of Libreville late Wednesday, after claims that the government tricked the election results that the incumbent President Ali Bongo won a second term over his rival Jean Ping.
The protesters attacked the parliament building and clashed with police, leaving 1,000 arrested, local media reported.