Posted by on January 7, 2019 2:04 am
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Military officers from the west African nation appear to have attempted to overthrow their ailing president

Military officers in Gabon staged an apparent coup early Monday morning, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, who is recovering from a stroke in Morocco.

Officers read aloud a message announcing their unhappiness with Bongo, saying his new year’s address “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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