Quelques personnes près du siège de la chaîne de télévision nationale Radiodiffusion Télévision Gabonaise (RTG) lors de la tentative de coup d’Etat à Libreville, Gabon, 7 janvier 2019,.
Quelques personnes près du siège de la chaîne de télévision nationale Radiodiffusion Télévision Gabonaise (RTG) lors de la tentative de coup d’Etat à Libreville, Gabon, 7 janvier 2019,.

Gabon officials are inspecting the country's state radio station where security officers thwarted a coup attempt by army soldiers on Monday.

Students in the capital, Libreville, returned to schools Tuesday, markets opened, the radio was back on air and phone lines were restored as President Ali Bongo Ondimba's government retained control.

Gabonese gendarmes patrol in the Cocotiers neighborhood near the headquarters of the national broadcaster Radiodiffusion Television Gabonaise (RTG) in Libreville on Jan. 7, 2019 after a group of soldiers sought to take power in Gabon while the countr
Gabon Government Regains Control After Attempted Military Coup
The government of Gabon has regained control in the capital, Libreville, after an attempted coup, officials said Monday.A government spokesman said that Lieutenant Kelly Ondo Obiang — the leader of the self-declared Patriotic Movement of the Defense and Security Forces of Gabon — has been captured.Obiang was the last of five members of the group to be arrested Monday.

Government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou said two coup plotters were killed and eight others were arrested in the attempted coup.
 
Arrested soldier Lt. Obiang Ondo Kelly said the army officers attempted the coup to "restore democracy."
 
Bongo, in power since 2009, has been out of the country since October amid reports that he had a stroke. He recently addressed the country in a New Year's message that was filmed in Morocco, where he has been receiving medical treatment.