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Gabon government says 'situation under control' after apparent coup attempt

(CNN)The government in Gabon says the "situation is under control" and that rebels there have been arrested after military officers seized state media and announced they had leadership of the country.The officers declared their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo and said they had seized power to "restore democracy" in the Central African nation.However, government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told French news outlet RFI that defense forces have now taken back control of state TV and radio."It seems it was a group of troublemakers because military officials say they weren't aware of this group," Mapangou said, adding that four have been arrested and that a fifth is "on the run."What happened?In a video which circulated on social me ...
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