Gabon opposition leader ready to fight

2013-01-28 22:04

Gabon's main opposition leader Andre Mba Obame, who has been absent from politics for five months because of poor health, will soon return to politics.

Violent protests in Gabon

2012-08-19 22:16

Fifty-seven people have been arrested in Gabon during a violent opposition protest are being held in a barracks and denied food from their families.

Gabon suspends opposition media

2012-01-04 21:32

Gabon authorities have slapped a temporary ban on two opposition media outlets after they covered an address to the nation by opposition leader Andre Mba Obame, who declared himself president last year.

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.

Gabon court delays opposition trial

2011-02-09 07:46

A court in Gabon has postponed the start of a trial of 26 supporters of opposition leader Andre Mba Obame charged with public order violations.

Gabon abolishes opposition party

2011-01-26 15:19

Gabon has abolished the National Union opposition party and said its leader would face treason charges after he proclaimed himself head of the oil-rich African nation.

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.

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.

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 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.

Shooting on Gabon TV station

2009-09-02 20:24

Masked men have machine-gunned an outside broadcast unit of a television station owned by a candidate in Gabon's presidential elections.

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.

Poll candidates back Obame

2009-08-28 10:21

Eleven candidates for the schedules presidential election in Gabon say they have pulled out of the race to back the independent contender, a former minister Adre Mba Obame.


Gabon questions opposition chief's health

2012-08-29 10:46

Gabon's interior minister has called for commission to examine opposition leader Andre Mba Obame's physical and mental health, amid tensions sparked by his return from medical exile.

Gabon opposition leader returns home

2012-08-11 22:07

Gabon's main opposition leader Andre Mba Obame, who claimed to have won the last presidential election, has returned home after 14 months in France.

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.

Gabon's Obame leaves UN offices

2011-02-27 16:19

Gabon opposition leader Andre Mba Obame has left UN offices where he had been holed up since January 25 after declaring himself president.

Gabon cops tear gas protesters

2011-01-27 22:25

Gabon security forces have fired tear gas at hundreds of anti-government protesters in the capital two days after an opposition leader declared himself president.

Bongo's rival names parallel govt

2011-01-26 13:11

A failed presidential candidate in Gabon has proclaimed himself head of the country and named a parallel cabinet, but has been condemned by the government.

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.

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 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.

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.

Calm urged before poll outcome

2009-09-01 19:00

Observers have called for calm and Gabon's security forces stepped up patrols as election officials further delay the result of a hotly contested election.

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.

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