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.

Ali Bongo to be sworn in as president of Gabon

2016-09-27 12:35

Ali Bongo is set to be sworn in as Gabon's president for a second seven-year term, his office has announced, three days after his election victory was controversially validated by the Constitutional Court following allegations of fraud.

Gabon at UN urges support following Bongo's re-election

2016-09-25 15:30

Gabon's foreign minister has used his address at the United Nations to call on world governments to help rebuild his country's unity after the contested re-election of President Ali Bongo.

Heavy security in tense Gabon after Bongo re-election validated

2016-09-24 19:00

Libreville's nearly empty streets are under the watch of a heavy police and military presence after Gabon's top court upheld President Ali Bongo's re-election in bitterly disputed polls.

Gabon court upholds President Ali Bongo's election win

2016-09-24 07:39

Gabon's constitutional court has upheld President Ali Bongo's re-election victory, rejecting an appeal by rival Jean Ping, who had called for a recount over widespread allegations of fraud.

Gabon on a knife-edge as court mulls vote outcome

2016-09-23 19:39

The streets of Libreville have emptied rapidly, with residents fearing a new bout of bloodshed as the Constitutional Court prepared to rule on who will be Gabon's next president following a bitterly-contested election.

Gabon on edge as presidential rivals set to face off in court

2016-09-22 20:00

Security forces have fanned out in Gabon's capital as the central African country remained on edge awaiting the constitutional court's decision to end its post-election crisis and the uncertainty over who will be the next president.

Ping or Bongo? Gabon leader's sister caught up in the middle

2016-09-20 18:00

Pascaline Bongo, sister to incumbent President Ali Bongo finds herself caught in the middle of Gabon's post-electoral crisis as she declined to pledge her allegiances to either her brother or her ex-lover, Opposition leader Jean Ping.

Gabon authorities to respond to Ping's petition request

2016-09-14 22:00

Authorithies in Gabon say they are well prepared to respond to opposition leader Jean Ping's election result petition request by providing evidence that he falsified documents during the campaign, a report says.


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.

Many in Gabon rush to withdraw cash, stockpile food

2016-09-27 13:42

Gabonese people have reportedly rushed to withdraw money from cash points and banks throughout the capital Libreville, as many feared the country could plunge into chaos following disputed elections.

EU says Gabon court failed to address poll 'anomalies'

2016-09-26 08:33

EU monitors say Gabon's top court has failed to rectify vote-counting "anomalies" in fiercely-disputed elections in which President Ali Bongo extended his family's rule in the oil-rich nation into a fifth decade.

Gabon opposition chief slams election court ruling

2016-09-24 21:00

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has slammed the validation of President Ali Bongo's election by the country's Constitutional Court as a "miscarriage of justice".

Gabon's Bongo calls for 'political dialogue' with opposition

2016-09-24 09:04

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo has called for "political dialogue" with the opposition after the constitutional court upheld his narrow re-election victory.

Step down immediately, Gabonese nationals in SA tell Ali Bongo

2016-09-23 20:43

At least 150 Gabonese nationals have marched from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to Parliament in Cape Town to demand the "immediate departure of Ali Bongo" as president back home.

Gabon braces for court's ruling on disputed election

2016-09-23 17:35

Gabon is bracing for possible violence as the Constitutional Court id set to rule on a disputed election that President Ali Bongo won by less than 2%.

Gabon faces 'torture' case in France over post-poll violence

2016-09-22 07:32

Lawyers have launched a suit in France claiming the government of Gabon committed "crimes against humanity" during days of violence following the central African country's disputed presidential election last month.

AU plans to send observers to Gabon election appeal

2016-09-15 10:21

The African Union says it plans to send observers to help Gabon's Constitutional Court with a legal complaint lodged by opposition leader Jean Ping, who accuses President Ali Bongo of cheating to secure victory in an election last month.

Gabon's Bongo set to receive 'exceptional global citizen' award

2016-09-12 10:42

An American think tank with close ties to government is reportedly set to celebrate Gabonese President Ali Bongo as an "exceptional global citizen" despite the tension that continues to grip the country following controversial elections.

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