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Gabon Opposition Mourns Post-Election Violence Victims

Gabon’s opposition on Thursday observed a day of national mourning to show solidarity to those who have died as well as compassion to families who lost their relatives during post-election violence in the central African nation. Gabon’s government says 4 people were killed during the post electoral riots in Gabon, among whom was one policeman. […]

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Gabon: Bongo Appoints New PM, Pledges ‘Unity Government’

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo appointed Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet as Prime Minister on Wednesday and asked him to form an “inclusive government” following disputed elections. Before his appointment to the position, Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet was foreign minister of the oil rich central Africa nation. “The government could be announced at the latest by Sunday. Since this […]

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Gabon: Constitutional Court Confirms Ali Bongo Winner of Disputed Elections

Ali Bongo, 57, was confirmed winner of August presidential elections after a re-count of votes ruled by the country’s constitutional court. The waited ruling upheld Ali’s lead on rival Jean Ping who contested the interior ministry’s August announcement of final results of the presidential election. According to the court, Ali Bongo won 50.66 per cent […]

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Gabon’s Constitutional Court Rejects AU Observer Mission

Gabon’s Constitutional Court has rejected the African Union’s (AU) proposed observer mission to the central African nation as it prepares to deliver a verdict on the contentious presidential elections of August 27. “The judges of the Constitutional Court give their verdict on behalf of the people. They take an oath. They are not legal experts […]

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Gabon: Pro-Bongo Supporters March in Libreville

Thousands of pro-Ali Bongo supporters took to the streets in Gabon’s capital Libreville on Wednesday to support the incumbent president after his re-election in the August 27th polls was contested by his main challenger Jean Ping. The group that comprised members of the Youth Union of the Gabonese ruling Democratic Party (PDG) marched peacefully in […]

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US Backs AU Intervention in Gabon

Washington is supporting the African Union’s mediation efforts in the political crisis that has hit Gabon following the August 27 presidential elections, the Department of State said in a statement on Wednesday. The African Union (AU) said on Monday it was ready to send a delegation to Gabon, where days of post-election violence led to […]

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Gabon: AU to Mediate in Post-Election Crisis

The African Union announced Tuesday that it would send a team to settle the political standoff in Gabon that ensued the re-election of incumbent Ali Bongo, reports say. The Central African country slipped into political crisis, marked by riots and unrest following Wednesday release of last week presidential election. Opposition leader Jean Ping’s supporters were […]

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Gabon: Opposition Parties Call for Nationwide Shutdown

The Gabonese self-proclaimed president, Jean Ping, has called the public to take part in a boycott while the country’s Prime Minister asked Gabonese to resume work this Monday, September 5. According to Jean Ping’s spokesperson, Rene Obiang, the call for the boycott is necessary since the security situation in the central African nation country is […]

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Gabon: Several Killed, Mass Arrests, Ali Bongo Slams Opposition

Three people were killed in the Gabonese capital, Libreville, and over 1000 arrested after a second day of rioting in the central African nation. According to Interior Minister Pacome Moubelet Boubeya, 800 people had been arrested in Libreville and 400 in other areas of the country. Protests began after the announcement that President Ali Bongo […]

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Gabon’s Presidential Election “Lacked Transparency”- EU

The European Union Election Observer Mission (EU EOM) in Gabon, on Monday said the electoral process in the country’s August 27 presidential polls “lacked transparency.” According to the mission headed by Bulgarian Euro-MP Mariya Gabriel, Saturday’s vote in the oil-rich Central African country was “managed in a way that lacked transparency.” The mission chief enumerated […]

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