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- Military coup in Gabon: Nyttårstalen got the cup to overflow

Gabons military forces in a statement on national radio in the african country said that they have taken over power in the country.

There sign a variety of international media, including the BBC.

the Soldiers say they have carried out the military coup to "restore democracy" and to establish a "national overgangsråd". It is uncertain whether the whole of the gabonske the military is a part of the putsch.

- the Shot heard

In the capital city of Libreville is tanks and military vehicles observed in the streets, writes the BBC.

Gunshots are heard in the capital, according to news agency AFP.

Now the son of the "Bongo from Congo" declared victory in the disputed presidential election Dagbladet Plus

the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo, however, is not in the country. In October he had a stroke and has since then received medical treatment in Morocco, writes the BBC.

In his nyttårstalen tried president Bongo to stop rykteflommen about his health by saying that he was in good shape.

This talk should, according to the Reuters have got the cup to overflow.


the Speech "reinforced the doubts about the president's abilities to still carry out his duties as president, to lieutenant Kelly To Obiang have said on the radio in the morning hours, according to the news.

He will be leading the group of soldiers that have carried out the putsch, and which calls itself "The patriotic movement of the defence and security forces of Gabon".

Furthermore, the described military Bongos behavior in nyttårstalen as "a pathetic sight" and "a continuing attempt to cling to power", according to the BBC.

Ali Bongo took over the power in Gabon, which is located to the west of central Africa, in 2009. He was re-elected in august 2016, under disputed circumstances.

He is the son of dictator Omar Bongo, former prime minister Thorbjørn Jagland in 2001 called "Bongo from Congo".

Ruled in 50 years

the Bongo family has ruled the small kystlandet from 1967. His father, who in Bongo was called "Papa Bongo", reigned until his death in 2009.

the Country has 1.7 million inhabitants, and is among Africa's largest oil producers. Prosperity, however, few who are taking advantage of.

In 2009, Gabons president and dictator no less than 39 residences only in France, as well as 19 luxury cars, including a Bugatti worth 10 million, according to the International Business Times.

All along should have been paid by the coffers - something he never let the particular hide.

When his wife, Edith, got a new Maybach luksusbil to 326 000 euro, over three million Norwegian kroner, paid him with a check from Gabons central bank.

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