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Gabon’s Ali Bongo sworn in, starts second term as president

September 27, 2016 7:00 pm
Gabon’s Ali Bongo sworn in, starts second term as president

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ali Bongo has been sworn in for a new term as the president of Gabon despite widespread claims that his recent reelection was marred by fraud and vote rigging. Cannons were fired during a ceremony on Tuesday in the seafront presidential palace in Libreville, where Bongo […]

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The Constitutional Court of Gabon upholds incumbent President Ali Bongo’s election victory, rejects opposition

September 24, 2016 7:30 pm
The Constitutional Court of Gabon upholds incumbent President Ali Bongo’s election victory, rejects opposition

President of the Gabonese Constitutional Court Marie-Madeleine Mborantsuo (C) takes her seat ahead of a hearing at the Constitutional Court in the capital, Libreville, on September 22, 2016. (Photo by AFP) The Constitutional Court of Gabon has upheld the narrow victory of incumbent President Ali Bongo, dismissing the appeal of his […]

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African Union (AU) assigned delegation postpones visit to Gabon

September 8, 2016 7:16 pm
African Union (AU) assigned delegation postpones visit to Gabon

A burned vehicle sits outside a government building after an election protest in Libreville, Gabon, September 1, 2016. (AP Photo) Election crisis mediators from the African Union (AU) have postponed their trip to Gabon, which was slated for Friday, to a later time in the future. Gabon’s Foreign Minister Emmanuel […]

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Angry Gabon justice minister resigns in protest at disputed vote results

September 6, 2016 4:30 pm
Angry Gabon justice minister resigns in protest at disputed vote results

Supporters of Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping face security forces (unseen) in Libreville on August 31, 2016. ©AFP Gabon’s justice minister has resigned in protest at the government’s failure to recount the ballots cast in the African country’s controversial presidential election, which has sparked violent street protests in recent days. […]

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Post-election unrest persists in Gabon as police forces face riots

September 3, 2016 5:03 pm
Post-election unrest persists in Gabon as police forces face riots

People surround the body of Axel Messa, 30, wrapped in the flag of Gabon, in a street of the Libreville district of Nzeng Ayong on September 2, 2016. (AFP photo) Hundreds of military and police forces have been deployed in Gabon’s capital of Libreville to deal with persisting riots after […]

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Authorities in Gabon arrests up to 1,100 people in post-election chaos

September 1, 2016 9:07 pm
Authorities in Gabon arrests up to 1,100 people in post-election chaos

Gabonese police forces patrol as they clear barricades in the streets adjacent to the National Assembly, in Libreville, on September 1, 2016. (AFP Photo) Authorities in Gabon have arrested up to 1,100 people over two days of violence that erupted amid post-election tensions in the West African country. Interior Minister Pacome […]

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Protest erupt as Gabon’s incumbent President Ali Bongo narrowly wins re-election

August 31, 2016 9:51 pm
Protest erupt as Gabon’s incumbent President Ali Bongo narrowly wins re-election

Police take position next to a water cannon as they block the demonstration of supporters of Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping in Libreville, August 31, 2016. (AFP) Clashes have erupted in Gabon following an announcement that incumbent President Ali Bongo is the winner of contested weekend elections. Several hundred supporters […]

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Gabon election commission, Cenap approves President Ali Bongo’s victory

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Gabon election commission, Cenap approves President Ali Bongo’s victory

This photo taken on August 28, 2016, shows Gabon’s incumbent President Ali Bongo speaking to members of his campaign at election offices in Libreville. (AFP) Several members of Gabon’s election commission, known as Cenap, say the supervising body has approved the victory of incumbent President Ali Bongo over challenger Jean […]

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Gabon

December 10, 2012 3:54 am

Gabon, officially Gabonese Republic (French République Gabonaise), independent nation in west central Africa, bounded on the northwest by Equatorial Guinea, on the north by Cameroon, on the east and south by the Republic of the Congo, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The area of Gabon is 267,667 sq km […]

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