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Gabon coup attempt: Rebel chief arrested, two soldiers killed

The leader of an attempted coup in Gabon has been captured and two of his men killed after they stormed a radio station and forced it to broadcast a message calling for an uprising. Security forces stormed the building shortly afterwards. The coup bid came as President Ali Bongo is still out of the country after suffering a stroke in October.

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