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Gabon parliament set ablaze after Bongo declared winner

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Angry protesters torched Gabon’s parliament Wednesday after President Ali Bongo was declared winner of what he claimed was a “peaceful and transparent” election, but which the opposition said was fraudulent. It only took a few minutes for the announcement to sink in before several of …

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Bongo victory approved by Gabon election commission

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  abon’s election commission (Cenap) on Wednesday approved President Ali Bongo’s re-election over challenger Jean Ping, several members said. The official announcement is to be made by the interior minister in a nationwide television address to be broadcast shortly. Bongo, 57, was running for a second …

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Bongo needs 95.5% in Haute Province to edge Ping 49.9% to 48.2%

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Tensions ran high as Gabon’s presidential vote entered a final stretch Wednesday, with the nation awaiting official results in an election both the incumbent Ali Bongo and his main rival claimed to have won. The oil-rich country’s interior minister is due to announce the official …

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Gabon on edge as it waits for election results

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |    Security forces deployed on the deserted streets of Libreville Tuesday as Gabon awaited official results of the weekend presidential election that both the incumbent Ali Bongo and his main rival already claim to have won. The interior minister said he would announce official results …

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Gabon’s Ali Bongo vows to ‘calmly’ await election results

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Gabon’s President Ali Bongo said Sunday that he is “calmly” waiting for the result of the country’s presidential election to be published, after his rival Jean Ping claimed victory following Saturday’s vote. “We respect the law… so we are waiting calmly for Cenap (the national …

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Five things to know about Gabon ahead of elections

LIBREVILLE, Gabon | AFP | One of Africa’s largest oil producers and among the continent’s wealthier nations, small lush Gabon holds a presidential election Saturday at a time of rising social tension due to the global slump in oil prices. The vote sees one of the strongest challenges yet to …

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AFCON: Burkina Faso beats Comoros, Uganda to wait

Qualifiers for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after penultimate round of group matches this weekend: Guinea-Bissau (Group E winners) Morocco (Group F winners) Egypt (Group G winners) Ghana (Group H winners) Algeria (Group J winners) Senegal (Group K winners) Zimbabwe (Group L winners) Cameroon (Group M winners) **Mali  …

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