Gabon puts down at­tempted coup

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The Gabonese gov­ern­ment put down an at­tempted coup this week by some mu­ti­neer­ing sol­diers who had seized the state-owned na­tional broad­caster, claim­ing to “save a democ­racy in dan­ger”. Or­der had been re­stored in the cap­i­tal, Libreville, said com­mu­ni­ca­tions min­is­ter Guy-bertrand Ma­pan­gou on Mon­day. Pres­i­dent Ali Bongo has been con­va­lesc­ing in a Mo­roc­can hos­pi­tal for two months, leav­ing a power vac­uum in the oil-pro­duc­ing na­tion.


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