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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.
A bill to revise Gabon's constitution, which opponents say risks letting President Ali Bongo retain power indefinitely, cleared a hurdle after the country's lower house overwhelmingly approved it, sources have said.
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 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'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'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.
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 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.
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is opening an initial probe into the deadly unrest in Gabon triggered by disputed elections.
Gabon's president Ali Bongo, newly sworn back into power, has appointed a prime minister to form what he called an "inclusive government" following disputed elections.
Gabonese President Ali Bongo has defended a plan to change the constitution after the fiercely-contested draft cleared a key hurdle.
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.
Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly admitted that her two sons have become wild, and a court has freed a Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zimbabwean judge who scratched initial protests ban faces bribe allegations, US orders its nationals to leave DRC and ICC's prosecutors begin probe on Gabon's deadly unrest.
Gabon President Ali Bongo has appointed his former minister of foreign affairs, Franck Emmanuel Issoze Ngondent as Prime Minister to lead a new unity government, a report says.
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.
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