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UN chief condemns attempted coup in Gabon

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UN Antonio on Monday condemned an attempted coup in Gabon, his said, recalling that the UN opposes unconstitutional changes of power by force.

Gabon's presidency said in a statement that soldiers burst into a state radio station at dawn on Monday and called for an uprising against Ali Bongo, who was recovering in from a

Security forces stormed the building, arrested the and killed two of his soldiers, according to the presidency.

"The has always stood against unconstitutional changes of power, especially by force, and in that light, he condemns the attempted coup that took place this morning in Gabon," said UN

added that calm appears to have returned in and calls "on all actors to follow constitutional means", added Dujarric.

The UN for Central Africa, Francois Lounceny Fall, who is based in was closely monitoring the situation and is ready to offer assistance if needed, said the

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 23:50 IST
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