Abortive coup de force in Gabon: return to calm in Libreville

 Abortive coup in Gabon: return to calm in Libreville

LIBREVILLE – Calm was de rigueur Tuesday morning in Libreville, the capital of Gabon or an attempted coup by the military, failed the day before, report local media.

According to these sources, the traffic had resumed on the seaside and on the Triomphal Boulevard, seat of the National Radio-Television (RTG) or the call for "a national restoration" launched by some soldiers took place Monday at dawn.

Most businesses and eating places, closed since Monday morning, had also reopened on Tuesday, according to media reports.

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On Monday morning, a dozen soldiers of the Republican Guard (GR) attempted a coup by calling on the state radio the Gabonese people to "get up" to "save the country from chaos."

The commander of the commando was arrested, two of his men shot dead by security forces, while the Internet was cut in the country.

This attempted coup, condemned by several countries and international organizations, took place in the absence of President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been out of the country for two and a half months. Victim of a stroke in Saudi Arabia on 24 October, Mr. Bongo, 59, was transferred to Morocco, where he has been continuing since his recovery.

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lettifi mohamed saber

Journalist-Editor of the ALG24 website since December 2016. In the press since March 2014. Specialized in security and political information. E-mail: lettifimohamedsaber@gmail.com Phone number: 066 29 881 61

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