Gabon Military Takeover National Radio in Suspected Coup Attempt

Author:
TellMeMore Tv
Publisher:
TellMeMore Tv
Publication Date:
7 January 2019
Tags:
Gabon, Arms and Military Affairs, Governance

Soldiers in Gabon have staged an apparent coup early, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, who is recovering from a stroke in Morocco. A New Year's eve address by Bongo "reinforced doubts about the president's ability to continue to carry out of the responsibilities of his office," said Lieutenant Kelly Ondo Obiang, the leader of the self-declared Patriotic Movement of the Defence and Security Forces of Gabon.

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