[RFI] Gabon’s President Ali Bongo arrived in Libreville overnight on Tuesday following several months of absence after suffering a stroke, just over a week after the country experienced an attempted coup d’etat. Bongo returned from Morocco to preside over a ceremony for the swearing-in of a new government
[Afrobarometer] Libreville, Gabon -Despite massive public dissatisfaction with the status quo, Gabonese citizens strongly support democracy and reject military and one-man rule, Afrobarometer’s most recent national survey shows.
[Deutsche Welle] After decades of political certainty, the central African nation has entered a state of political flux. An attempted coup has raised questions over who is actually in charge as the president recuperates abroad.
IT WAS ALLover within hours. At 4.30am on January 7th a small group of junior army officers seized the national radio station in Gabon, an oil-rich country in central Africa, and declared a coup.
[RFI] Investigators have widened a corruption probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso.
[VOA] Libreville -Gabon’s main opposition parties chose former foreign minister Jean Ping as their candidate in an election Aug. 27 against President Ali Bongo, who is standing for a second term.
ALI BONGO, the Gabonese president, has declared that he will share with his countrymen a sliver of the vast wealth he inherited from his father, Omar Bongo, who was coincidentally also president of the country, in his case for 41 years. In a televised address, marking the central African country’s 55th anniversary of independence from France, Mr Bongo pledged to donate part of his inheritance to “Gabon’s youth”