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Ping slams proposed changes to Gabon constitution as 'autocratic'

2017-11-05 11:00

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has said he would try to scuttle proposed changes to the country's constitution, describing draft changes as "autocratic" and liable to violate the principle of separation of powers.

Gabon bans opposition leaders from leaving the country

2017-09-04 12:34

Gabon has announced a ban on opposition leaders, including former top African Union official Jean Ping, from leaving the country in what it says is a "temporary, administrative measure".

Gabon opposition figure held after threats to Bongo

2017-06-28 15:01

A Gabonese opposition figure who earlier this month threatened violence if President Ali Bongo failed to resign has been placed in preventive custody, the state prosecutor says.

Gabon TV host suspended after Bongo 'death' blunder

2017-06-10 20:58

A newsreader for Gabon state television has been taken off the air after mistakenly announcing the death of President Ali Bongo, the channel has said.

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".

 

Gabon mulls amnesty for post-election violence

2017-09-14 13:00

Gabon is considering an amnesty for people involved in last year's deadly post-electoral violence, Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet says.

France calls off probe into Gabon elite's wealth

2017-08-31 11:51

French judges have ended their investigation into the substantial assets of Gabon's late president Omar Bongo and his family, none of whom have been charged, sources close to the case say.

Gabon probes threats to leader before ICC visit

2017-06-18 10:00

Gabon authorities say they are investigating threats by a critic of President Ali Bongo, including an ultimatum to step down before the arrival of an international criminal court team.

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.

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