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Military seized power in Gabon in a coup

by Daily Sabah

The Central African country of Gabon faced a military coup early Wednesday after a group senior military officers denounced the result of the recent general elections and claimed to have seized power.

The announcement came minutes after the country’s election body announced that President Ali Bongo had won a third term in the polls.

The officers said on television channel Gabon 24 that they represented all Gabonese security and defense forces. They said the election results were cancelled, all borders were closed until further notice and state institutions were dissolved.

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