BREAKING: Military takes over power, seizes national radio station

BREAKING: Military takes over power, seizes national radio station

Military takes over power, seizes national radio station

The military in Gabon on Monday claiming it has seized power from the President Ali Bongo-led government in the country.
The BBC reports that soldiers in the West African country said they launched a coup to restore democracy.
They took control of the national radio station in the early hours of Monday to read a short statement announcing a “National Restoration Council”.

President Bongo, who took over power in 2009, reportedly suffered a stroke in October and received treatment in Morocco.
Bongo sought to put an end to the rumours about his health with a New Year message in which he said he was feeling fine.
Soldiers said they had been disappointed by the message, calling it “a pitiful sight” and a “relentless attempt to cling onto power.”

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