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Law enforcers arrest protesting soldiers in Gabon - VIDEO - UPDATED

Law enforcers arrest protesting soldiers in Gabon - VIDEO - UPDATED

Baku. 7 January. REPORT.AZ/ Law enforcement officers have arrested the protesting soldiers who seized the state radio broadcasting station in Gabon. Gabon's Minister of Communication and government's spokesman Guy Bertrand Mapangou said that the situation in the country will be stabilized in the next two-three hours.

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Soldiers in the west African country say they launched a coup "to restore democracy".

They took control of the national radio station at 04:00 local time (03:00 GMT) to read a short statement announcing a "National Restoration Council".

President Ali Bongo took over power in 2009 and has been out of the country for more than two months.

Tanks and armed vehicles can be seen on the streets of the capital Libreville.

President Bongo reportedly suffered a stroke in October and received treatment in Morocco.

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