Gabon: More violence looms as opposition leader rejects results

Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping has declared himself as the rightful winner of the last elections which saw the re-election of incumbent President Ali Bongo in disputed votes. “The whole world knows today who the president of the Republic of Gabon is. It’s me, Jean Ping,” he told a news conference. Read also: Morocco: Trial…

Over 1,000 arrested in Gabon post-election protests

Three people were killed and up to 1,100 were arrested in Gabon on Thursday, the government said, in a second day of rioting over the announcement of President Ali Bongo’s re-election and his main rival’s accusation that the vote was rigged. Opposition challenger Jean Ping accused the elections commission of inflating Bongo’s score to hand…

Gabon police jail 1,000 over riots, violence against Ali Bongo

As at the last count, 1,100 rioters have been arrested by police in Gabon over violence which erupted in the capital of Libreville following disputed votes which saw the re-election of incumbent President Ali Bongo. “We want everyone to see, to tour the city, to witness the level of devastation, destruction, violence organised by certain…

Gabon Plunged Into Post Election Crisis

Gabon, the Tiny Oil-producing nation was plunged into political crisis on Thursday after a narrow and disputed election victory for incumbent president, Ali Bongo, sparked a second day of violence between protesters and security forces in the capital, Libreville. The vote was the most serious challenge to the Bongo family’s grip on power for nearly…