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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.
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.
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 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.
Ali Bongo, who has been sworn in to a second term as Gabon's president, has long sought to emerge from the shadow of his father, Omar Bongo, who ruled the country for 41 years until his death in 2009.
Ali Bongo is set to be sworn in as Gabon's president for a second seven-year term, his office has announced, three days after his election victory was controversially validated by the Constitutional Court following allegations of fraud.
Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has slammed the validation of President Ali Bongo's election by the country's Constitutional Court as a "miscarriage of justice".
Gabon’s president Ali Bongo has called for "political dialogue" with the opposition after the constitutional court upheld his narrow re-election victory.
The streets of Libreville have emptied rapidly, with residents fearing a new bout of bloodshed as the Constitutional Court prepared to rule on who will be Gabon's next president following a bitterly-contested election.
Security forces have fanned out in Gabon's capital as the central African country remained on edge awaiting the constitutional court's decision to end its post-election crisis and the uncertainty over who will be the next president.
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'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.
At least 70 people, including several opposition figures, are still in detention nearly a month after a wave of post-election violence erupted in Gabon, a judicial source says.
Ali Bongo, the president of Gabon, has recently secured a second term in office after a controversial August 27 election that the opposition claims was mired by fraud.
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.
EU monitors say Gabon's top court has failed to rectify vote-counting "anomalies" in fiercely-disputed elections in which President Ali Bongo extended his family's rule in the oil-rich nation into a fifth decade.
Libreville's nearly empty streets are under the watch of a heavy police and military presence after Gabon's top court upheld President Ali Bongo's re-election in bitterly disputed polls.
At least 150 Gabonese nationals have marched from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to Parliament in Cape Town to demand the "immediate departure of Ali Bongo" as president back home.
Gabon is bracing for possible violence as the Constitutional Court id set to rule on a disputed election that President Ali Bongo won by less than 2%.
Pascaline Bongo, sister to incumbent President Ali Bongo finds herself caught in the middle of Gabon's post-electoral crisis as she declined to pledge her allegiances to either her brother or her ex-lover, Opposition leader Jean Ping.
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