Gabon's Bongo attacks mob justice after 'child kidnap' lynchings

2020-01-27 18:00

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has attacked mob justice after a second person was lynched by a crowd in the capital Libreville after rumours spread of child kidnappings.

Gabon president turning country into monarchy: opposition leader

2019-12-10 22:01

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping says the appointment of the president's eldest son as his top aide showed that the Central African country is turning into a monarchy.

Top Africa stories: Zim pastor charged with subversion, Kenya hotel attack

2019-01-18 08:05

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 president leaves Morocco to fly home: source

2019-01-15 12:21

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.

Gabon: Half a century ruled by Bongo family

2019-01-08 10:05

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.

Gabon rebel chief caught, two killed in failed coup: presidency

2019-01-07 17:37

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.

Gabon govt says 'situation under control', army rebels seized

2019-01-07 12:03

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.

We've seized control of govt 'to restore democracy', says Gabon army

2019-01-07 09:45

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 speaks for first time after stroke

2019-01-01 07:29

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 president leaves Morocco hospital

2018-12-06 13:22

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 Bongo opens summit after stroke

2019-12-18 18:26

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has opened a central African summit, marking a return to the international scene nearly 14 months after suffering a stroke.

Gabon's Ali Bongo calls for new cabinet in comeback speech

2019-06-10 13:57

Bongo, 60, says 'exemplary' government is needed after $250m hardwood scandal, in first speech since suffering a stroke.

Gabon's ailing president returns for government swearing-in

2019-01-15 15:00

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 president to return 'very soon'

2019-01-09 21:07

Gabon's ruling party says ailing President Ali Bongo Ondimba will return to the country "very soon" after a coup attempt early this week.

In his father's shadow: Gabonese President Ali Bongo

2019-01-07 19:21

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.

AU, France warn against 'unconstitutional change' in Gabon

2019-01-07 15:22

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 call for uprising

2019-01-07 11:16

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 seize state radio in apparent coup attempt…shots heard in capital

2019-01-07 09:15

Gabon soldiers have said on state radio that a "national restoration council" has been formed, with ailing President Ali Bongo convalescing in Morocco.

Top Africa stories: Evicted Zim white farmers 'getting poore', Ali Bongo leaves Morocco hospital

2018-12-07 08:12

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 president Bongo 'doing well' in Morocco after illness: PM

2018-12-05 20:33

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.

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