Families seek relatives missing in Gabon’s post-electoral crisis

Families seek relatives missing in Gabon’s post-electoral crisis

With hundreds detained and a disputed number of people killed in Gabon’s violent post-electoral crisis, several families in the Central African nation are on a desperate hunt for information on their missing loved ones. On Wednesday evening, shortly after the final results of Gabon’s fraught presidential elections were released, Bruna had a brief phone conversation […]

Families seek relatives missing in Gabon’s post-electoral crisis

Families seek relatives missing in Gabon’s post-electoral crisis

With hundreds detained and a disputed number of people killed in Gabon’s violent post-electoral crisis, several families in the Central African nation are on a desperate hunt for information on their missing loved ones. On Wednesday evening, shortly after the final results of Gabon’s fraught presidential elections were released, Bruna had a brief phone conversation […]

Gabon’s opposition leader Jean Ping calls for presidential vote recount

Gabon’s opposition leader Jean Ping calls for presidential vote recount

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping on Friday declared himself the rightful president and called for a vote recount, days after incumbent Ali Bongo was declared the winner of a weekend election that has sparked deadly violence. “I am the president,” Ping told a press conference at his home in Libreville late Friday, calling for a […]

Over 1,000 arrested amid Gabon’s deadly post-election violence

Over 1,000 arrested amid Gabon’s deadly post-election violence

Three people were killed and up to 1,100 were arrested in Gabon on Thursday, the government said, in a second day of rioting over the announcement of President Ali Bongo’s re-election and his main rival’s accusation that the vote was rigged. Opposition challenger Jean Ping accused the elections commission of inflating Bongo’s score to hand […]