Gabon thwarts military coup attempt in president's absence

World Jan 7, 2019

Gabon thwarts military coup attempt in president's absence

Gabon foiled an attempted military coup Monday, arresting several plotters just hours after they took over state radio in a bid to end 50 years of rule by President Ali Bongo's family. Government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou said four of the five officers involved were arrested ...

World Mar 13, 2015

Lion spotted in Gabon for first time in 20 years

A lion has been spotted in Gabon for the first time in nearly 20 years, raising hopes the animals long feared extinct in the country could be returning, conservationists said on Thursday. Lions used to roam Central Africa in their hundreds in the middle of ...