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Gabon: Half a century ruled by Bongo family

Since independence in 1960, Gabon has had only three presidents including a father and son from the Bongo family who between them have held power for more than five decades. Here are highlights in the history of the small central African country.

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SA joins condemnation of attempted military coup in Gabon

PRETORIA – South Africa's joined the condemnation of Monday's military coup attempt in Gabon. Two of the five coup leaders have been killed as the army restores control, closing down the internet and broadcasting services in the oil-rich, small West ...

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South African government condemns attempted coup in Gabon

The South African government has condemned the attempted military coup in Gabon on Monday. “SA condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the attempted coup to overthrow the democratically elected government in the Republic of Gabon. In this regard ...

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AU, France warn against 'unconstitutional change' in Gabon

The African Union and France warned against any "unconstitutional" change of power in Gabon, whose government on Monday claimed to have foiled an attempted takeover. AU chief Moussa Faki Mahamat, in a tweet, said his organisation "strongly ...

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Key things to know about Gabon

Straddling the equator on Africa's Atlantic coast, Gabon shares its borders with Congo Brazzaville, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. A former French colony, it spans some 268,000 square kilometres (103,000 square miles) with a population estimated at ...

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Gabon's military declares coup in order to 'restore democracy'

Military officers in the west African country of Gabon staged an apparent coup during the early hours of Monday morning after seizing control of the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, who is recovering ...

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Gabon military announce 'coup': report

GABON - Military officers in Gabon staged an apparent coup attempt early on Monday, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, who is recovering from a stroke in Morocco. A New Year's eve address by ...

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TimesLIVE

Gabon soldiers seize state radio in apparent coup attempt

Military officers in Gabon staged an apparent coup early Monday morning, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, who is recovering from a stroke in Morocco. A New Year's eve address by Bongo ...

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Gabon says coup bid thwarted as president abroad

LIBREVILLE - A group of soldiers sought to take power in Gabon on Monday while the country's ailing president was abroad, but the government declared the bid had failed and the rebels had been arrested. Soldiers burst into state radio offices at dawn ...

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Gabon government says 'situation under control,' rebels seized

The government of Gabon declared that it was in control after an attempted coup by army rebels Monday and that it had arrested most of those involved. "Calm has returned, the situation is under control," government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou said.

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News24

Gabon soldiers call for uprising

Gabon soldiers on state radio early on Monday called on the people to "rise up" and announced a "national restoration council" would be formed, as an ailing President Ali Bongo is out of the country. Shots were heard in the around state television ...

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Gabon soldiers seize state radio in apparent coup attempt

... address by Bongo “reinforced doubts about the president's ability to continue to carry out of the responsibilities of his office,” said Lieutenant Kelly Ondo Obiang, the leader of the self-declared Patriotic Movement of the Defence and Security ...

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