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New announcement from the coup-hit country: the Situation is under control

the Situation is, to put it mildly chaotic in the west african country of Gabon.

Early Monday morning, reported the international media, to an attempt at a coup d'état unfolded in the oil-rich country.

A group of soldiers had penetrated into the state-controlled news station in the capital, Libreville, from where they read a statement to the nation that a coup was in progress.

at the same time were reported the sound of gunfire could be heard in Libreville, and armoured military vehicles were rolled out in the streets.

But much to suggest that the coup attempt has not yet been finally succeeded.

In each case it informs the government of the country now, according to the AFP that 'the situation is under control', and that the rebellious soldiers who tried to carry out a coup, has been arrested.

the coup attempt comes allegedly, after the country's president, Ali Bongo, at a new year's speech on Monday tried to allay those rumors to the ground that he would be greatly weakened by the disease.

24. October was Ali Bongo affected by heart problems during a state visit to Saudi Arabia. He has since received treatment in Morocco, and it had to be from here, nytårstalen have been held.

- the Speech has reinforced the doubts on the president's ability to continue to carry out their duties, said colonel Kelly Ondo Obiang, in a speech to the nation from the state-controlled radio station.

He is selverklæret leader of the opposition group The Patriotic Movement for the security Forces in Gabon.

Ali Bongo was re-elected as president in 2016, but there was accusations of electoral fraud. His election victory was narrow. The european UNION has openly questioned the official result.

the Bongo took power after his father, who died in 2009. The father led Gabon for 42 years.

France is the former colonial power in the country, and there are still strong ties between the countries.

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