ARTICLES RELATING TO ALI BONGO

Gabon president launches 'dialogue' after election unrest

2017-03-28 16:08

Gabonese President Ali Bongo has launched a forum of political and social groups on resolving a crisis sparked by his re-election last year, but the talks are boycotted by his rival Jean Ping.

Gabon's Ping urges security forces to defect

2016-12-25 09:00

Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping has called on the police and army to join in his fight against the contested re-election of President Ali Bongo.

Gabon delays parliamentary poll, citing 'force majeur'

2016-12-04 14:32

Gabon's parliamentary elections, which had been due to take place this month, have been postponed for up to seven months, the interior ministry said, citing a lack of funds.

Gabonese doctor with 'damning report' on poll unrest freed

2016-10-16 14:07

A Gabonese doctor who compiled a "damning report" on the post-electoral violence that rocked the oil-rich central African nation has been released after more than a week in detention, her lawyer and a civil society group say.

Gabon: No sign in sight of a family dynasty being displaced

2016-10-06 14:03

Ali Bongo seems to have won Gabon's elections. Yet his contested "victory" has radically changed the political field in this soft democracy, one of Africa's richest and most stable, writes Florence Bernault.

Gabon unveils 'inclusive' government after poll violence

2016-10-03 06:01

Gabon's prime minister has unveiled a new cabinet that includes few opposition figures, despite promises by re-elected President Ali Bongo to be more inclusive after disputed elections in August.

Gabon opposition leader Ping 'rubbishes' President Bongo’s call for dialogue

2016-10-01 11:07

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has reportedly dismissed President Ali Bongo's calls for talks amid political tension that has gripped the country following disputed elections.

ICC prosecutor opens initial probe into Gabon unrest

2016-09-30 13:15

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is opening an initial probe into the deadly unrest in Gabon triggered by disputed elections.

Gabon's new president pledges 'inclusive government'

2016-09-29 18:22

Gabon's president Ali Bongo, newly sworn back into power, has appointed a prime minister to form what he called an "inclusive government" following disputed elections.

Gabon's Ali Bongo: dynastic scion in his father's shadow

2016-09-27 22:00

Ali Bongo, who has been sworn in to a second term as Gabon's president, has long sought to emerge from the shadow of his father, Omar Bongo, who ruled the country for 41 years until his death in 2009.

 

Gabon ex minister jailed in rare anti-graft measure

2017-01-12 19:23

A powerful former minister and advisor to Gabon's President Ali Bongo has been jailed pending trial for graft in a rare move against corruption in the small oil-rich nation.

Gabon vote 'anomalies' leave question over result - EU observers

2016-12-12 16:32

Anomalies during Gabon's disputed presidential election "call into question" the outcome of the August vote which saw Ali Bongo reelected, a final report by EU observers says.

Returning Gabon opposition chief still claims he won

2016-11-27 14:05

Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping has once more declared himself "president-elect" as he returned home, claiming he had the support of multiple foreign countries after a month abroad.

African citizens have very low levels of trust in how elections are run

2016-10-07 11:58

National electoral commissions are crucial in shaping public perceptions of how well democracy is working. Poor electoral management can enable fraud and produce political alienation.

EU observers were wiretapped during Gabon vote - report

2016-10-03 10:49

Gabonese intelligence wiretapped EU election observers who voiced grave doubts over the outcome of hotly disputed August 27 polls in the oil-rich central African nation, a report says.

A week in post-election Gabon

2016-10-02 15:19

The banquet at the presidential palace was a formal affair. Men in suits sat on the edges of their seats, holding up their mobile phones as they stretched to get a picture of the man they simply call "Ali".

Dozens still held in Gabon over post-election violence

2016-10-01 09:42

At least 70 people, including several opposition figures, are still in detention nearly a month after a wave of post-election violence erupted in Gabon, a judicial source says.

Gabon's new PM to oversee implementation of new unity govt

2016-09-29 20:03

Gabon President Ali Bongo has appointed his former minister of foreign affairs, Franck Emmanuel Issoze Ngondent as Prime Minister to lead a new unity government, a report says.

Q&A: Gabon's Bongo talks election win and future plans

2016-09-28 13:09

Ali Bongo, the president of Gabon, has recently secured a second term in office after a controversial August 27 election that the opposition claims was mired by fraud.

Ali Bongo sworn in as Gabon president after disputed win

2016-09-27 15:33

Ali Bongo has been sworn as Gabon's president after the country's top court controversially validated his fiercely contested election win, taking his family's reign over the oil-rich country into a fifth decade.

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