Gabon leader names new opposition figure to Cabinet

2015-09-14 09:13

Gabon’s president has named a new opposition figure to a senior ministerial post a day after another senior opponent declined the job, in a set back to his efforts to forge a united government ahead of next year’s election.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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