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07 jan. 2019 | 06h48 UTC

Gabon: Military coup underway January 7

Gabon Alerte de sécurité

Members of Gabonese military attempt coup d’etat on January 7; further details emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/1/2019, 12h00 until 8/1/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Libreville). COUNTRY/REGION Gabon, Libreville

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Event

Military forces began an attempted coup d'etat in Gabon around 04:00 (local time) on Monday, January 7. Soldiers seized control of the national radio station in Libreville and announced the establishment of a National Council for Restoration. The statement ordered politicians and military leaders to assemble at the National Assembly and called on military forces and citizens to take control of airports, checkpoints, military establishments, and transportation centers. Gunshots have been reported in Libreville and the radio signal was reportedly cut at 07:18. Further details are still emerging.

Context

President Ali Bongo reportedly in Morocco seeking medical treatment. Political tensions remain high in Gabon following the 2016 presidential elections, perceived by many as fraudulent.

Advice

Individuals in Gabon are advised to monitor the situation, refrain from all travel until further notice, obey instructions issued by their home governments, and maintain vigilance.

 

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