The Gabonese President, Ali Bongo, has been deposed by the military, days after winning the presidential election.
According to the BBC, soldiers were said to have appeared on Gabonese national television in Gabon to announce that they had taken power.
The coupists also announced the annulment of Saturday’s election and the dissolution of the democratic government in the country.
Bongo, who came to power after the death of his father in 2009, won a third term in an election which opposition argued was heavily disputed.
The development comes amid the move to resolve the removal of a democratically elected president in Niger Republic.
Both the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and African Union (AU), which have rejected the coup in Niger, are yet to react to the coup in Gabon as of the time of filing this report.