ARTICLES RELATING TO GABON 2016 ELECTIONS

Gabon's Ping urges security forces to defect

2016-12-25 09:00

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 delays parliamentary poll, citing 'force majeur'

2016-12-04 14:32

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.

Gabon faces 'torture' case in France over post-poll violence

2016-09-22 07:32

Lawyers have launched a suit in France claiming the government of Gabon committed "crimes against humanity" during days of violence following the central African country's disputed presidential election last month.

Gabon ex-justice minister: They are trying to kill me

2016-09-08 13:09

Gabon's ex-justice minister, Seraphin Moundounga, who resigned from his position earlier this week has made a startling claim that there has been attempts on his life since he made the announcement, a report says.

Gabon violence reflects longstanding and deep mistrust of election handling

2016-09-07 10:05

Gabon has the lowest trust ratings of any election commission among the 36 African countries surveyed by Afrobarometer.

EU observers report 'clear anomaly' in Gabon vote results

2016-09-06 20:52

European observers in Gabon say they are certain there is an "anomaly" in the disputed election that handed incumbent Ali Bongo victory by a wafer-thin margin.

50 to 100 dead in post-vote violence, Gabon opposition says

2016-09-06 18:30

Postelection violence in Gabon has killed between 50 and 100 people, the opposition presidential candidate says, a toll much higher than the government’s count of three in days of violent demonstrations against the president’s re-elections.

Internet restored, social media still blocked in Gabon

2016-09-05 14:24

The internet has been restored in Gabon after being cut off for five days, but social media still remains blocked, following the announcement last week of President Ali Bongo as the winner of the presidential elections, a report says.

I am the president, Gabon's Ping declares

2016-09-03 11:33

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping has declared himself the rightful president and called for a vote recount, days after incumbent Ali Bongo was declared the winner of a weekend election which sparked deadly violence.

EU calls for calm as Gabon descends into 'deep crisis'

2016-09-01 16:15

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called for all sides in Gabon to reject violence as the country descends into chaos following presidential elections.

 

Gabon vote 'anomalies' leave question over result - EU observers

2016-12-12 16:32

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 court upholds President Ali Bongo's election win

2016-09-24 07:39

Gabon's constitutional court has upheld President Ali Bongo's re-election victory, rejecting an appeal by rival Jean Ping, who had called for a recount over widespread allegations of fraud.

Gabon's Bongo set to receive 'exceptional global citizen' award

2016-09-12 10:42

An American think tank with close ties to government is reportedly set to celebrate Gabonese President Ali Bongo as an "exceptional global citizen" despite the tension that continues to grip the country following controversial elections.

Gabon's president accuses challenger of fraud, power grab

2016-09-07 11:56

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo is accusing his chief opponent of ballot fraud and a plot to seize power, after Bongo narrowly won re-election in a contested vote that sparked deadly clashes.

Gabon leader Bongo accuses EU poll observers of bias

2016-09-07 08:48

Gabon's embattled President Ali Bongo on Wednesday accused the EU observers that criticised his country's election of overlooking irregularities in his rival Jean Ping's camp.

Gabon opposition bastion sees spike in religious violence

2016-09-06 19:30

At nightfall, frightened Muslim youths armed with sticks stand guard in the Gabonese town of Bitam, after a wave of post-election violence saw their community mosque targeted by protesters.

French PM suggests recount of Gabon election results

2016-09-06 09:25

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says a recount should be held of the votes in Gabon’s disputed presidential election.

Electoral fraud in Africa getting trickier, experts say

2016-09-04 14:00

As Gabon is rocked by violence following the contested re-election of President Ali Bongo, experts say electoral fraud in Africa is becoming harder, thanks to civil society vigilance and spread of mobile technology.

Hollande condemns post-election violence in Gabon

2016-09-01 18:30

French President Francois Hollande has condemned the post-election violence and looting in Gabon and called for calm on all sides.

France 'extremely concerned' over situation in Gabon

2016-09-01 12:01

Former colonial power France says it is "extremely concerned” about post-election violence in Gabon and urged all sides to exercise “maximum restraint”.

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