Live: Gabon rocked by fresh clashes after Ali Bongo re-elected president

Gabon Unrest

Gabon Unrest

Loud explosions and gunfire could be heard in Gabon’s capital Libreville on Thursday, as security forces clashed with protesters for a second day following President Ali Bongo’s disputed re-election.

Bongo beat opposition candidate Jean Ping with 49.8 percent of the vote, with Ping gaining 48.2 percent.
The opposition rejected the results, calling them fraudulent.
Since the results were announced there have been ongoing violent clashes.
At least six people have been hospitalised with bullet wounds and Ping told FRANCE 24 that security forces stormed his headquarters leaving two dead.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault demanded an immediate end to the violence on Thursday, reiterating his call for the results of every polling station be published.