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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'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.

Russia gifts guns to Gabon to fight elephant poaching

2019-11-29 14:00

Russia's defence ministry has donated weapons to Gabon to help the central African nation battle poachers and protect elephants.

Gabon government shutters schools after grant protests

2019-04-11 19:29

The government of Gabon on Thursday announced a nationwide suspension of classes after high school students protested over plans to cut university grants.

Explainer: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

2019-01-21 08:03

2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears.

Ailing Gabon president returns to Morocco for rehabilitation

2019-01-17 21:33

Gabon's ailing President Ali Bongo Ondimba has returned to Morocco to continue his recovery after a brief visit home, an official and a relative have said.

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.

 

Unrest in Gabon over child kidnappings rumours

2020-01-24 21:14

Protesters blocked roads and burned tyres in Gabon's capital Libreville on Friday, a report says, as rumours circulated of a wave of child abductions, dismissed as untrue by the authorities.

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.

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.

Anti-government activist released in Gabon after 17 months

2019-02-06 13:41

An anti-government activist who made videos that were deemed hostile to Gabonese President Ali Bongo was released after being held for 17 months, his lawyer has said.

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.

Top Africa stories: Kenya hotel attack, Zim fuel protests

2019-01-16 07:07

Somali terror group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack on an upscale hotel complex in Nairobi, and Zimbabwean military helicopter has fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires over fuel hikes.

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.

African Union chief 'strongly condemns' Gabon coup attempt

2019-01-07 13:50

African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has "strongly condemned" an attempted coup by rebel soldiers in the Gabonese capital on Monday.

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