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« on: January 07, 2019, 01:21:01 am »

https://bnonews.com/index.php/2019/01/military-coup-underway-in-gabon/

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Soldiers in Gabon have launched a coup d’etat while the country’s president, Ali Bongo, is undergoing medical treatment in Morocco, according to a broadcast on local radio.

Soldiers were heard on national radio on early Monday morning, saying they were disappointed by Bongo’s message to the nation and announcing that they were setting up a “restoration council,” according to Radio France Internationale (RFI).

A local news website described it as a coup d’etat and said the Republican Guard was taking power of the oil-rich nation. It’s unknown if the group is backed by the entire army.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 12:15:28 pm »

Update: The coup attempt seems to have been foiled.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46779854

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The political situation in Gabon is "under control" following an attempted military coup, a spokesman for the government has said.

All five of the rebels who tried to take charge have now been arrested by the authorities.

The junior officers claimed they seized power "to restore democracy" in oil-rich Gabon, where the ailing leader's family has ruled for 50 years.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 12:33:39 pm »

Update: The coup attempt seems to have been foiled.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46779854

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The political situation in Gabon is "under control" following an attempted military coup, a spokesman for the government has said.

All five of the rebels who tried to take charge have now been arrested by the authorities.

The junior officers claimed they seized power "to restore democracy" in oil-rich Gabon, where the ailing leader's family has ruled for 50 years.

Does this mean that the entire coup was just five guys?
If so that is hilarious.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 01:55:04 pm »

"Five black guys walk into a radio station."
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 05:28:07 pm »

lol
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 06:28:04 pm »

Basically a "Stephen forgets he isn't on the internet" scenario.
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