It is not normal for a society to be this unequal, hence we cannot adopt a standard or even classical approach to the challenges that we encounter, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Bongo, 60, says 'exemplary' government is needed after $250m hardwood scandal, in first speech since suffering a stroke.
Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been out of the country for health reasons since October, has returned for the swearing-in of his new government.
Gabon's ruling party says ailing President Ali Bongo Ondimba will return to the country "very soon" after a coup attempt early this week.
Gabonese President Ali Bongo, who was targeted by an apparent coup, has struggled to emerge from the shadow cast by his father, Omar, ruler of the oil-rich west African state for more than four decades.
The African Union and France have warned against any "unconstitutional" change of power in Gabon, whose government have claimed to have foiled an attempted takeover.
Gabon soldiers have called on people to "rise up", as they announced a "national restoration council" would be formed to "restore order" in the west African country.
Gabon soldiers have said on state radio that a "national restoration council" has been formed, with ailing President Ali Bongo convalescing in Morocco.
Evicted Zimbabwean white farmers say they are 'getting poorer and sick' as they await compensation, and Gabon's president Ali Bongo has left hospital in Rabat, Morocco.
Gabon's President Ali Bongo is recovering well after being hospitalised in Morocco, his prime minister has said after the two met in the capital Rabat.
Gabon's Ali Bongo, who has spent a month in treatment at a Saudi hospital, is set to be transferred to Rabat to continue his recovery, his wife ssys.
A Zimbabwe lawyers' group says a prominent pastor and activist Evan Mawarire has been charged with subverting a constitutional government, and Kenyan police say 11 arrested after deadly hotel attack.
Gabon's ailing president Ali Bongo has left Morocco to fly home days after security forces there foiled an attempted coup, a source close to the leader says.
Since independence in 1960, Gabon has had only three presidents including a father and son from the Bongo family who between them have held power for more than five decades.
The chief military rebel who led a failed coup in Gabon has been arrested and two of his commandos killed after they stormed a public radio station, the presidency says.
The government of Gabon has declared that it is in control after an attempted coup by army rebels and that it has arrested most of those involved.
Soldiers in Gabon have appeared on state television saying they have launched a coup in the west African country so as "to restore democracy".
Gabon's president Ali Bongo has addressed his compatriots for the first time since suffering a stroke on October 24, in a New Year's message recorded in Morocco and distributed via social and traditional media.
Gabon's president Ali Bongo has left hospital in Rabat and will stay at a private residence in the Moroccan capital as he recovers from illness, a presidency source says.
Gabon's government has broadcast images of its ailing head of state, President Ali Bongo, in his second public appearance since his hospitalisation in Saudi Arabia in October ans transfer to Morocco last week for convalescence.
Gabon's Ali Bongo, who has spent a month in treatment at a Saudi hospital, will be transferred next week to Rabat to convalesce, a presidential source says.
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