ADDIS ABABA – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, "strongly" condemned the mutiny that occurred Monday morning in Gabon, reaffirming that "the UA rejects any unconstitutional change of power".
"The African Union (AU) strongly condemns this morning's coup attempt in Gabon, and I reaffirm the AU's total rejection of any unconstitutional change of power," Faki said on his Twitter account.
Gabonese soldiers called in the morning in a message read on the state radio they took control, the next establishment of a "National Council of restoration", when President Ali Bongo Ondimba is still recovering in Morocco.
Speaking after the mutiny, government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou assured that the situation in Gabon was "under control" and that the order will be "fully restored in two or three hours."
"Calm is back, the situation is under control," said the government spokesman, noting that on a commando of five soldiers who had taken control of the national radio and television and called for a "restoration" national "," four were arrested, one is on the run ".
This is a group of "jokers and the military hierarchy does not recognize them," said the same source.
On 24 October, while in Saudi Arabia, President Bongo, who suffered a stroke, was hospitalized in Ryadh where he was treated for more than a month before being transferred to Rabat. .