Residents of Libreville, Gabon erupted into jubilation as they took to the streets to celebrate the military ousting of President Ali Bongo, who had ruled the country for an astonishing 53 years.
The revelers could be seen in the Plein Ciel district, dancing and singing, as they expressed their excitement over the news.
The coup announcement, made on state television, sent shockwaves throughout the country, and resulted in the arrests of several top officials and advisers to the deposed president.
"The individuals accused in the coup have been charged with treason, embezzlement, corruption, and forgery of the president's signature, among other serious allegations.
Meanwhile, the military has declared the official election results from Saturday, August 26th, which declared Ali Bongo the winner, null and void.
The country is currently in a state of upheaval as citizens await further developments."