Troopers in Gabon have appeared on state tv saying they’ve launched a coup within the West African nation.
Early Monday a military soldier, flanked by two others holding weapons, learn out an announcement saying the navy has seized management of the federal government “to revive democracy” to the nation.
Residents of the capital, Libreville, report that navy tanks and armed automobiles are patrolling the streets.
President Ali Bongo, in energy since 2009, has been in another country since October amid studies that he had a stroke. He just lately addressed the nation in a New 12 months’s message from a hospital mattress in Morocco.