Gabon: President Expected Home After Prolonged Medical Absence

[Deutsche Welle] President Ali Bongo is returning to Gabon after receiving treatment for a stroke he had in October, government sources say. It comes a week after a coup attempt was thwarted and days after he appointed a new government.

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Gabon: Despite Discontent, Gabonese Want Democracy & Reject Military Rule,

[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.

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Togo’s president suffers an electoral setback

People say he’s got Togo IT IS NO mean feat for a ruling party to lose seats in an election boycotted by 14 opposition parties. Yet such is the depth of unhappiness with Faure Gnassingbé, the president of Togo, that his party’s majority shrank in parliamentary elections on December 20th, even though almost no one was standing against it. The opposition coalition shunned the vote, accusing the government of rigging the voters’ register

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