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Long anticipated military coup in #Gabon unfolding right now.
Libreville sized by the military as 50 years of the Ali Bongo dictatorship comes to an abrupt end. bbc.com/news/world-afr…
Previous to the Gabon military coup (just a few days), US and France sent troops and SOF were sent to the country under different pretexts, to "secure" embassies and other diplomatic buildings. Signaling that they had advance notice of the coup d'etat. reuters.com/article/us-con…
Coup Soldiers expressed disappointment over President Ali Bongo’s New Year Message and called it a pitiful attempt to cling on to power. Military also announced the formation of a National Restoration Council. #Gabon
Shots can be heard all across #Libreville, unknown if this is in celebration or confrontation. Tanks are all over the place, and it's safe to say that all civilians foreign and domestic in #Gabon should remain indoors for the time being.
Less than 24 hours before coup d'etat in #Gabon, US and France commandos arrived in #Libreville without formally notifying the Gabonese government.
Tanks seen patrolling #Libreville after coup d'etat. #Gabon
For the most part people in #Libreville seem cheerful that the Ali Bongo regime may be coming to an end. However the future is uncertain for #Gabon.
Just as suddenly as it began, the coup d'etat in #Gabon appears to be over, and the 50 year Ali Bongo dictatorship has been restored. Gabon government says 'situation under control,' young rebels arrested - according to AFP.
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