The Guardian: Gabon detains soldiers after failed coup
Group of soldiers had called on people to ‘rise up’ while ailing president is out of country
The Gabonese government has put down a coup attempt after a group of soldiers briefly took over state radio and broadcast a statement calling on people to “rise up” while the president, Ali Bongo, is in Morocco recovering from a stroke.
Authorities have regained control of the state broadcasting offices and a major thoroughfare in the capital, Libreville, which were the only areas taken by the plotters, the government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told Radio France International.
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WNU Editor: There are currently US forces in Gabon …. US troops in Gabon remain focused on Congo despite local coup attempt (Stars and Stripes).
Gabon coup attempt: Government says situation under control — BBC
Gabon’s government puts down coup attempt, arrests plotters — AP
Gabon thwarts military coup attempt in President’s absence — Reuters
Gabon says coup bid thwarted, as president abroad — AFP
Gabon’s Envoy to Paris: Rebel Soldiers in Libreville Arrested – Reports — Sputnik
Gabon soldiers seize state radio in potential coup attempt — DW
What you need to know about the attempted coup in Gabon — Al Jazeera
Key things to know about Gabon — AFP
Who is President Ali Bongo? — DW