Gabon: The Struggle and Pain for National Autonomy

By Ademola Araoye It was predictable that the August 27, 2016 presidential elections in Gabon was going to be controversial with very high prospects of violence. In the latest count, with three dead, around 1,000 people have been arrested in Libreville and other parts of the country. This followed violence that followed the announcement of the re-election of President Ali Bongo.