African Union Condemns Coup Attempt In Gabon

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Updated January 7, 2019
In this video grab made on a video footage obtained on YouTube on January 7, 2019, Gabon soldiers on state radio 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. YOUTUBE / AFP


African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat “strongly condemned” an attempted coup by rebel soldiers in the Gabonese capital on Monday.

“The African Union strongly condemns the coup attempt this morning in Gabon. I reaffirm the AU’s total rejection of all unconstitutional change of power,” he wrote on Twitter.