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.

Pope meets DRC's Kabila, but Vatican displeasure evident

2016-09-26 21:00

Pope Francis has met with Congolese President Joseph Kabila, with the Vatican insisting that his government use respectful dialogue to end violent clashes with opposition forces over delayed elections

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.

Fighting, fatalities in central DRC city of Kananga

2016-09-24 12:04

Heavy fighting in the city of Kananga in central Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed many lives, sources say.

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.

DRC rebel group kills at least 7 in eastern village

2016-09-23 20:52

A DRC military official and a local leader say a rebel group has attacked a village in the country's east, killing at least 7 people

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.

Rights groups demand justice over Sudan protest deaths

2016-09-23 15:57

Global rights groups have criticised Sudan for failing to provide justice to dozens of protesters killed in a government crackdown on anti-austerity demonstrations three years ago.


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.

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".

DRC FM insists elections will take place

2016-09-24 15:30

The Democratic Republic of Congo's foreign minister insists that elections will take place after technical problems are resolved.

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.

DRC opposition suspends role in 'dialogue' process

2016-09-23 21:30

An opposition group taking part in a so-called "national dialogue" to resolve a political crisis in DRC says it had suspended its participation after deadly violence in the capital this week.

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%.

Sudan frees 21 rebel child soldiers: UN

2016-09-23 14:56

Sudan has freed 21 child soldiers who were captured in war-torn Darfur last year during fighting between government troops and rebels, the United Nations has said

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