Gabon opposition leader files vote fraud complaint with court

Gabon opposition leader files vote fraud complaint with court

Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping on Thursday filed a vote fraud complaint to the country’s highest court following days of deadly clashes over the country’s disputed presidential elections. Results last week showed incumbent president Ali Bongo beat the veteran diplomat Ping by fewer than 6,000 votes in the August 27 poll. Bongo has rejected accusations […]

Ali Bongo’s re-election sparks violence in Gabon

Ali Bongo’s re-election sparks violence in Gabon

Gabon’s incumbent President Ali Bongo on Wednesday was declared the winner of a high stakes presidential poll, triggering violent demonstrations in the capital as opposition supporters clashed with security forces. Bongo secured a razor-thin victory against his main challenger Jean Ping, securing 49.8 percent of the vote while Ping got 48.2 percent, according to the […]