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Behind Gabon coup

ANALYSIS | GYLDAS A. OFOULHAST-OTHAMOT | Gyldas A. Ofoulhast-Othamot, an assistant professor of political science, St. Petersburg College in the USA, says the Bongo family’s 56 year hold on power in Gabon was abruptly brought to an end with a military coup on 30 August because of failed promises and shifting …

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GABON COUP: Brice Oligui Nguema named as transition leader

Brice Oligui Nguema, commander-in-chief of the Gabonese Republican Guard, was named as the transition leader of the central African country on Wednesday night following a coup. Libreville, Gabon | Xinhua |  Brice Oligui Nguema, commander-in-chief of the Gabonese Republican Guard, was named as the transition leader of the central African …

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Army officers say they are taking power in Gabon

Libreville, Gabon | XINHUA| Gabonese military officers have canceled election results and dissolved state institutions, claiming they have taken power, local media reported on Wednesday. The African country’s borders are closed until further notice, said the reports, adding gunfire was heard in the capital Libreville. The officers said that the general election …

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UN calls for peaceful electoral process in Gabon

Libreville, Gabon | Xinhua | On the eve of the general elections in Gabon, the United Nations has reiterated the call for a peaceful, inclusive, and credible electoral process, said a UN statement on Friday. Presidential, legislative, and local elections will take place nationwide on Saturday. Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba …

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Gabonese President meets Chinese FM on stronger bilateral ties

Libreville, Gabon | Xinhua | Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba on Thursday met with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang in Libreville, the Gabonese capital. Qin conveyed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s warm greetings to the Gabonese president, noting that the China-Gabon relations, which were jointly forged by leaders of older generations of …

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Gabon, Togo join Commonwealth at Kigali summit

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commonwealth has admitted Gabon and Togo as its 55th and 56th members respectively. Both countries are former French colonies. Leaders accepted applications by the two west African countries at the closing session of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. It …

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Ghana held, crucial wins for Malawi and Morocco

✳ Ghana 1 Gabon 1 ✳ Morocco 2 Comoros 0 ✳ Zimbabwe 1 Malawi 2 Yaounde, Cameroon | THE INDEPENDENT | Ngowet Allevinah scored a late equaliser to earn Gabon an important 1-1 draw against Ghana in a TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations match in Yaoundé on Friday. The Black Stars came into the match …

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