Gabon's disputed election plunges it into 'deep crisis' - euronews

Riots have erupted in Gabon's capital Libreville, as anger boils over the country's disputed presidential election. Demonstrators clashed with police and part of the parliament building was set on fire. Ali Bongo's landed a second, seven year term in a ...

Gabon's Ali Bongo slams protests after re-election - FRANCE 24

Gabon's embattled President Ali Bongo on Thursday called the protests against his reelection, which sparked deadly riots in the capital, Libreville, an attack on democracy. He has rejected the opposition's calls to step down. • Riots broke out in ...

1000 arrested in Gabon post-election violence - eNCA

A supporter of Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping prays in front of security forces blocking a demonstration trying to reach the electoral commission in Libreville on 31 August 2016 as another protester lies on the ground in distress. Photo: MARCO ...

Gabon violence: More than 1000 arrested after disputed election - BBC News

Security forces in Gabon have arrested more than 1,000 people during a second day of violence following disputed presidential elections. Three people were killed in clashes in the capital, Libreville. Protests began after the announcement that ...

Over 1000 Arrested in Gabon Post-election Violence - Voice of America

Gabon's interior minister says more than 1,000 people have been arrested since the capital erupted in violence Wednesday, after officials announced the re-election of President Ali Bongo. Thursday, police patrolled the streets of Libreville, after a ...

Hundreds detained, 3 dead in Gabon election protests - Washington Post

LIBREVILLE, Gabon — Gabon's newly reelected president sought to assert authority Thursday as the presidential guard attacked his rival's party headquarters overnight amid fiery protests. At least three people have been killed, hundreds detained and ...

Deadly Protests Shake Gabon After Allegations Of Election Fraud - NPR

In the capital of Gabon, Libreville, hundreds of people have been arrested and at least three people have died amid protests after the sitting president was declared the winner of last weekend's disputed election. President Ali Bongo Ondimba received ...

More than 1000 held in Gabon's post-poll unrest - Gulf Times

Three people were killed and up to 1,100 were arrested in Gabon yesterday, 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 ...

Gabon's Bongo stands firm after riots greet his re-election - Daily Mail

President Ali Bongo of Gabon poured scorn Thursday on opposition supporters who rioted overnight after he was declared the winner of a weekend election his main rival said was rigged. Three people were killed in the unrest and around 1,000 arrested ...

Gabon: Parliament set on fire, more than 1000 arrested as disputed elections spark violent protests - ABC Online

Police have arrested more than 1,000 people as security forces fanned out across Gabon's capital after a night of riots and looting that erupted when President Ali Bongo was declared winner of disputed polls.

Bongo 'must respect the ballot box' - opposition - RFI

Incumbent president Ali Bongo Ondimba (left) faced off with opposition candidate Jean Ping (R) in a contested election. RFI. Chaos continues in Gabon after President Ali Bongo was re-elected in polls that the oppositions says were fraudulent. On ...

1000 arrested in post-election violence in Gabon - USA TODAY

More than 1,000 people were arrested in two days of post-election violence across the Central African nation of Gabon as backers of the defeated challenger cried foul. The Minister of Interior, Pacome Moubelet Boubeya, said Thursday that up to 800 ...

Gabon Cup of Nations to go ahead despite riots - CAF - Daily Mail

The African Cup of Nations continental football finals will go ahead as scheduled in Gabon despite the wave of riots following president Ali Bongo's re-election, African football authorities confirmed on Thursday. "There will be no change, we are ...

Gabon erupts in post-election violence - CNN

(CNN) Dramatic scenes unfolded this week on the streets of Gabon's capital city of Libreville, as protesters clashed with police following word of the presidential election results. Violence erupted Wednesday after Interior Minister Pacome Moubelet ...

Gabon citizens are furious Ali Bongo is still president after disputed election - VICE News

Gabon's opposition leader is calling for all voting results to be made public following a day of intense protest over an election — which many believe was rigged — that kept President Ali Bongo in power. Clashes erupted in the capital Libreville ...

Helicopter 'bombs' Gabon opposition HQ after President Bongo claims re-election by 5594 votes - Telegraph.co.uk

Parliament burns in Gabon's capital, Libreville, after demonstrations against President Bongo's disputed re-election. Credit: AFP. Aislinn Laing, Johannesburg. 1 September 2016 • 6:16pm. Gabon's opposition leader accused the regime of “bombing” his ...

Riots, arrests in the wake of disputed presidential election in Gabon - PRI

Police arrested 1,000 people as security forces fanned out across Gabon's capital Thursday, following a night of riots and looting that erupted when President Ali Bongo was declared winner of disputed polls. Thousands of angry protesters poured onto ...

The Violent Post-Election Protests in Gabon - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. NEWS BRIEF At least three people were killed and more than 1,000 arrested in violent protests that broke out after the re-election of President Ali Bongo in Gabon ...

Gabon rocked by violence after Bongo scrapes disputed election - Financial Times

Oil-producing Gabon plunged into political crisis on Thursday after a narrow and disputed election victory for incumbent president Ali Bongo sparked a second day of violence between protesters and security forces in the capital, Libreville. Sample the ...

Electoral violence returns to haunt Gabon - Deutsche Welle

Violence erupted in Gabon for a second day after President Ali Bongo was declared winner of last week's election. Analysts say the international community should have foreseen the present political impasse.