Gabon – A government spokesperson revealed that the political situation in the country is “under control”, following an attempted coup.
Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told the BBC that four of the rebels had been arrested by the authorities. A fifth was on the run.
Only hours earlier, soldiers burst into state radio and called on the people to “rise up,” an apparent bid to oust ailing President Ali Bongo, who is out of the country.
Shots were heard in the around state television headquarters in the centre of the capital at about the same time as the message was read at 6:30 am (0530 GMT).
According to AFP correspondent that military vehicles blocked access to the boulevard where the offices are located.