LIBREVILLE, Gabon | Gabon’s government puts down coup attempt, arrests plotters

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LIBREVILLE, Gabon —Jan 07, 2019—The government of Gabon has put down an attempted coup early Monday and arrested the plotters who were junior army officers, the government spokesman told Radio France International.

Authorities have regained control of the state broadcasting offices and a major thoroughfare in the capital, Libreville, which were the only areas taken by the plotters, spokesman Guy-Betrand Mapangou, told the French broadcaster.

Earlier Monday a soldier who identified himself as Lt.

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