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Gabon opposition leader challenges Bongo vote

Gabon’s opposition leader lodged a constitutional court challenge on Thursday against a presidential election he narrowly lost, hoping to overturn a result whose validity has been questioned at home and abroad. Former foreign minister Jean Ping lost the Aug. 27 election to President Ali Bongo by fewer than 6,000 votes,[…]

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Gabon’s Bongo shrugs off calls for vote recount

Gabon’s re-elected President Ali Bongo shrugged off international calls for a recount of last week’s disputed vote, saying it was a matter for the constitutional court to decide. The European Union has questioned the validity of election which the opposition has dismissed as a sham. France, the former colonial ruler[…]

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Gabon election: Protests as Ali Bongo beats Jean Ping

Clashes broke out in the Gabonese capital after after President Ali Bongo was declared winner of the presidential election. Gabon’s opposition leader Jean Ping said on Thursday two people were killed and many injured when the presidential guard and police attacked his party’s headquarters overnight in the wake of an[…]

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