Gabon leader Bongo and top rival Ping both claim presidential victory

Gabon leader Bongo and top rival Ping both claim presidential victory

The streets of the Gabonese capital Libreville were almost deserted on Sunday as the central African country waited for official results from Saturday’s presidential election, with both sides claiming victory. Backers of the president and his main challenger, Jean Ping, also traded accusations of fraud allegedly committed during Saturday’s vote, raising the prospect of increased […]