Monday, January 07, 2019

The African Union Condemns Attempted Coup in Gabon
Addis Ababa, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) The African Union today condemned the attempt of coup d''├ętat perpetrated by the military in Gabon.

We declare the total repudiation of the attempted coup in Gabon, said Moussa Faki Mahamat, president of the African Union Commission, through a brief communication on the social network Twitter.

According to reports from Libreville, capital of Gabon, Lieutenant Kelly Ondo Obiang led a group that assaulted state radio and announced the establishment of a national council to save the African country from chaos.

The riot lasted a few hours, those responsible were arrested and the situation is under control, say several news agencies citing a statement by Guy-Bertrand Mapangou, spokesman for the government of President Ali Bongo Ondimba.

Since last October Bongo Ondimba is recovering from an illness in Rabat, capital of Morocco, from where he delivered a speech to the nation on December 31.

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