Coup Attempt Fails In Gabon

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Coup Attempt Fails In Gabon

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.


WNU Editor: There are currently US forces in Gabon …. US troops in Gabon remain focused on Congo despite local coup attempt (Stars and Stripes).

More News On Today’s Coup Attempt In Gabon

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

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Coup Attempt Fails In Gabon