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Teachers hit out at Gabon government

2013-11-27 11:29

Classrooms stuffed with 100 students, teachers striking over woeful pay and pupils taking to the streets in protest: Gabon’s education system is far from top of the class.

Gabon court confirms Bongo win

2012-02-12 15:47

Gabon's constitutional court has confirmed the landslide win obtained by President Ali Bongo's Gabonese Democratic Party in general elections.

Gabon ruling party claims 114 seats

2011-12-20 08:41

Gabon's ruling party claimed on Monday it had won 114 out of parliament's 120 seats in a legislative election largely boycotted by the opposition.

Gabon's ruling party set to win vote

2011-12-15 14:37

President Ali Bongo's ruling party is expected to cruise to victory in the election in Gabon after a divided opposition failed to rattle the regime's grip on the state.

Backers of Gabon's Obame catch 'raiders'

2011-05-20 18:06

Militants supporting Gabonese opposition leader Andre Mba Obame say they caught four men, including a police officer, whom they believe wished to arrest Mba Obame illegally.

Africa needs investment, Ban says

2010-07-02 11:17

Africa needs investment and not charity as its “big cat” economies begin to move and political stability emerges, the UN chief Bani Ki-moon says.

Bongo sworn in

2009-10-16 14:26

Ali Bongo Ondimba, son of Gabon's late strongarm leader, has been sworn in as president at a ceremony attended by other African leaders.

President Bongo to be sworn in

2009-10-13 20:15

Ali Bongo will be sworn in as Gabon's president, succeeding his late father, after a top court upheld his victory in hotly disputed presidential polls.

Hearings on vote complaints

2009-10-12 15:25

Gabon's Constitutional Court has begun public hearings into allegations that Ali Bongo Ondimba rigged his way to victory in August's presidential elections.

Gabon to recount votes

2009-09-29 16:06

Gabon's constitutional court has ordered a recount of all votes in last month's presidential elections following complaints of fraud from losing candidates.

Major market burns in Gabon

2009-09-16 09:28

A fire has consumed Gabon's largest market in the heart of Libreville amid postelection violence after Ali Bongo won a recent presidential race.

Bongo meets Kabila

2009-09-13 20:00

Gabon's president-elect Ali Bongo, on his first overseas trip since winning a disputed election, has met DRC President Joseph Kabila.

Gabon: Troops restore order

2009-09-07 13:18

Gabon security forces are patrolling the streets of the country's second city Port-Gentil with some civilian traffic returning after post-election violence there killed at least three people.

Fresh violence flares in Gabon

2009-09-06 11:02

Gabon's president-elect Ali Bongo has appealed for calm after protests against his hotly disputed election victory left two people dead and unrest broke out again for a third night running.

Gabon tense but calm

2009-09-04 12:00

Shops are closed and streets deserted in Gabon's main cities after the government declared Ali Bongo the winner of presidential elections, triggering the worst violence in years.

French citizens to be protected

2009-09-03 21:06

France is ready to take measures to protect its citizens in Gabon if they are targeted in post-election protests there, says Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner.

Bongo wins Gabon election

2009-09-03 15:52

Ali Ben Bongo, son of Gabon's long-time ruler Omar Bongo, has won an election to succeed his late father, government ministers have said.

Atmosphere tense in Gabon

2009-09-03 08:39

The results of Gabon's presidential election have been delayed as backers of the main candidates wait outside the offices of the Electoral Commission in a tense atmosphere.

AU: Poll legitimate but marred

2009-09-01 21:41

AU observers have said that Gabon's presidential election fell in line with legal provisions but had been marred by "irregularities" and "weaknesses".

Gabon awaits poll results

2009-08-31 08:33

Gabon is awaiting the first results of the country's vote to pick a president to replace Africa's long-serving leader Omar Bongo Ondimba, as the three top candidates all claim victory.

Gabon set for key polls

2009-08-29 13:35

Gabon goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a successor to Africa's longest serving ruler Omar Bongo.

Gabon poll campaign: quiet start

2009-08-15 18:31

Gabon's election campaign to choose a successor to the late veteran president Omar Bongo has begun quietly with only a few posters on view.

 

Gabon president appoints new PM

2012-02-28 14:11

Gabon's president has appointed the agricultural minister as the Central African country's new prime minister.

Bongo wins landslide in Gabon vote

2011-12-22 10:06

President Ali Bongo's party has scored a landslide victory in Gabon's parliamentary elections but turnout was low given an opposition boycott.

Bongo's party 'wins absolute majority'

2011-12-18 10:30

President Ali Bongo's Gabonese Democratic Party has been assured of an absolute majority in the National Assembly after the general election, a source says.

Gabon buys Ted Kennedy's mansion

2011-07-27 11:24

Oil-rich Gabon has confirmed it bought a mansion of the late US senator Ted Kennedy in Washington for $6.5m to house its new embassy in the US capital.

Gabon celebrates 50yrs of independence

2010-08-17 18:43

Gabon has marked its 50th anniversary of independence from France with a grand military parade of some 7 000 men on the Libreville seafront, watched by invited heads of state.

Gabon bans cleavage display

2010-06-25 15:11

Gabon has banned displays of cleavage in the civil service and told male workers to smarten up their act as part of moves to reform the state's public administration.

Bongo - like father, like son

2009-10-14 08:15

In some African countries they like to keep power in the family and Gabon is no exception.

Court upholds Bongo's victory

2009-10-13 12:22

Gabon's constitutional court says the son of the country's longtime dictator won the August 30 presidential elections that opposition said were fraudulent.

Military exercise in Gabon

2009-09-30 09:42

The head of the US Africa command has defended holding a joint military exercise in Gabon, which has been rocked by protests in the wake of a disputed election in early September.

Gabon govt eases curfew

2009-09-18 13:05

Gabon's government has eased a curfew in the second city of Port Gentil where unrest erupted after Ali Bongo, son of the country's longtime leader, was elected president.

Gabon stay-away call a flop

2009-09-14 12:46

Taxis and public transport are running normally in Gabon's capital Libreville despite an opposition call for workers to stay at home in protest of the disputed election win of Ali Ben Bongo.

Election recount demanded

2009-09-08 10:26

Gabon's main opposition parties have demanded that authorities conduct a recount of a disputed election the government said was won by the son of the country's long-ruling president.

Gabon mulls emergency powers

2009-09-07 08:43

Gabon's government has threatened to impose emergency powers to quash unrest in its second city Port-Gentile after three people were killed in post-elections violence.

Gabon troops outside stadium

2009-09-05 17:34

Hundreds of soldiers have deployed around Gabon's football stadium for a World Cup qualifier the country's new president was expected to attend.

Winner Ali Bongo pledges unity

2009-09-03 22:07

Gabon's new President Ali Bongo has promised to unite the oil-rich country after he was announced winner of last weekend's vote, marred by fraud allegations.

Gabon cops injure Mamboundou

2009-09-03 21:03

Opposition leader Pierre Mamboundou has been injured by police during protests against the electoral victory of the eldest son of Gabon's longtime dictator.

Gabon awaits poll results

2009-09-03 11:11

Gabon's electoral commission says a delay in announcing the outcome of the contest to become president is due to "misunderstanding" among officials.

Gabon candidates meet

2009-09-02 12:10

Electoral officials are set to meet with candidates and leaders of Gabon's political parties ahead of the expected announcement of results from a weekend presidential election.

Break with the past - France

2009-09-01 17:09

Gabon's new president must break with the past and ensure the former French colony's vast oil wealth is shared out fairly, France's minister for development says.

1st polls since Bongo's death

2009-08-30 16:31

For the first time in more than 41 years, Gabonese casting their votes will not know ahead of time who their next president will be.

Gabon poll results 'fixed'

2009-08-27 09:28

Opposition figures in Gabon say the result for the country's forth coming presidential election has been fixed in advance and that Ali Bongo is already assured of completing a father-son succession.

Ali Bongo remains in new gvt

2009-07-23 09:29

Gabon's new PM Paul Biyoghe Mba has announced a new government including the ruling party's presidential candidate Ali Bongo.

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