Update 2019-01-07 (2): The situation in Libreville returned to calm, according to a government statement. Several soldiers were arrested. Soldiers had previously stormed a broadcasting station and had called for an uprising. Around 300 people had then gathered in the area to support the attempted coup. The demonstration was dispersed with tear gas by members of the military.
Update 2019-01-07 (1): In a radio broadcasting, the military declared the formation of a "national restoration council". Roads in Libreville were blocked by military vehicles and soldiers took control over state broadcasting offices. The president is currently in Morocco due to health issues.
2019-01-07: Shots were fired in Libreville according to reports from Monday morning (07 January, local time).
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Ongoing armed clashes are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.