Reports show that a coup is unfolding in the Republic of Congo.
The 79-year-old President, Denis Sassou Nguesso, is said to be in New York, United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
No one yet knows who is behind the coup but local media on Sunday pointed to the commander of the Presidential guard.
If confirmed, this will be the third coup in Africa in less than a year. The first was was in Niger and then Gabon.
Government on Sunday issued a statement denying the alleged coup.