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African Soldiers with political ambitions should resign says Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the era of military regime was over in Africa and any military officer harbouring political ambitions should resign. Buhari who was reacting to the failed military coup in Gabon maintained that democracy had come to stay while urging soldiers to face their constitutional role

Gabon closes border with Cameroon after failed Coup

Gabon has closed border crossings with Cameroon since Monday's attempted coup against President Ali Bongo, halting trade and leaving Gabonese unable to return home. Goods and passengers destined for Gabon are stranded in Cameroon’s border town of Kiossi. Trucks loaded with plantain, cocoyam, groundnuts, and other vegetables sit idle along

Gabon kills two leaders involved in coup attempt

The chief military rebel who led a failed coup in Gabon on Monday has been arrested and two of his commandos killed after they stormed a public radio station, the presidency said. A group of soldiers attempted to take power and called in a radio appeal for a popular uprising

Coup in Gabon as military takes over power

Military has reportedly seized power in oil-rich Gabon, where the ailing leader's family has ruled for 50 years. Soldiers in the west African country of Gabon say they launched a coup "to restore democracy". They took control of the national radio station in the early hours of Monday to read a short

US deploys troops to DR Congo amid fear of violence

The United States (US)military has deployed soldiers to Gabon amid fears of violent protests in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after its presidential election. US President Donald Trump told US Congress on Friday that the first of about 80 troops had arrived in Gabon on Wednesday to protect US citizens and diplomatic facilities