There was an attempted military coup in Gabon on Monday morning.
According to reports, five soldiers took control of the national radio station at 4:30am local time announcing that they were there to restore national democracy to the country.
In a video circulating on social media, three young soldiers can be seen in a radio studio wearing military fatigues and holding guns.
A government spokesperson in Gabon said that the situation is currently "under control" and the four men have been arrested with the fifth still on the run.
EWN Africa correspondence JJ Cornish reports on the situation in Gabon.
The fact is that Gabon, DRC, and Sudan are a tipping point where the government is being forced to change.— JJ Cornish, EWN Africa correspondence
I think what is happening in Libreville is that we are going to see a change in government.— JJ Cornish, EWN Africa correspondence
Forces on the ground are going to be forced to accept that Ali Bongo is not going to be able to come back into power.— JJ Cornish, EWN Africa correspondence
To hear the rest of the report by JJ Cornish, listen below:
This article first appeared on 702 : Gabon coup may be a sign of African governments being forced to change