Gabon’s President Ali Bongo accuses EU poll observers of bias

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo accuses EU poll observers of bias

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. On Tuesday, the observer team reported a “clear anomaly” in voting in Haut-Ogooue province, Bongo’s heartland. “I would also have liked them to have noted some anomalies in the fiefdom […]

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

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

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 […]