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Anxiety rises in Gabon as Bongo stays ill

Gabon opposition figure rallies support as president hospitalised Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Gabonese opposition politician Jean Ping on Saturday repeated his claim to have won 2016 elections as President Ali Bongo Ondimba remained in hospital in Saudi Arabia. Ping has continued to describe himself as “the elected president” following …

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Gabon official websites hacked: Anonymous group

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | The Anonymous hackers collective on Sunday claimed it hacked into more than 70 Gabon government websites, as part of what it called a campaign against dictatorships. Government sites including the ministries of communications and the civil service were inaccessible on Sunday, as were the websites …

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Gabon president hospitalised ‘due to exhaustion’

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Gabonese President Ali Bongo, hospitalised in Saudi Arabia since Wednesday, was taken into medical care after suffering a bout of exhaustion during a trip to Riyadh, his office said Sunday. The 59-year-old leader was in the Saudi capital for a flagship economic forum when he …

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New interim government in Gabon: official

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | A new interim government was installed in Gabon on Friday, three days after the former administration resigned over delays in holding legislative elections, a presidency official told AFP. The incoming government will remain in office until the elections, delayed since December 2016, are held. There …

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Gabon’s government steps down after election delays

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Gabon’s government resigned on Tuesday, the day after the constitutional court dissolved the national parliament and also called for the country’s leadership to step down over election delays. Prime Minister Emmanuel Issozet Ngondet “submitted the resignation letter of his government following the decision of the constitutional …

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UN soldier held for suspected arms trafficking in C.Africa

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | The UN mission in the Central African Republic said Saturday it had launched a probe after the arrest of a peacekeeper suspected of trafficking arms in the perennially restive nation. “A MINUSCA blue helmet in civilian clothes was arrested in Bangui on Friday …

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Major anti-corruption trial gets underway in Gabon

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | One of Gabon’s biggest trials for corruption got underway on Thursday, in a case featuring senior civil servants and former ministers. The trial is taking place in a recently-created judicial unit, the Special Criminal Court, in the capital Libreville. The high-profile case follows from an …

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