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By IndepthAfrica
In Gabon
Aug 17th, 2012
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Tension reigned Thursday in oil-rich Gabon where the main opposition said its television station was torched after violent clashes between its supporters and police in the capital Libreville. But the government said police gave a “measured reaction” to Wednesday’s unauthorised prote...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gabon
Jan 17th, 2012
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New York – Gabon on Monday expressed “outrage” over reports that former foreign minister Jean Ping was withdrawing from his campaign to seek a new term as head of the African Union commission. Ping is in competition with South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Z...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gabon
Jan 4th, 2012
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Libreville – Gabon authorities have slapped a temporary ban on two opposition media outlets after they covered an address to the nation by opposition leader Andre Mba Obame, who declared himself president last year. The National Communication Council has withdrawn the broadcast licence from Mba...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Jan 3rd, 2012
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Libreville – Gabon’s Constitutional Court has received 45 demands from both the opposition and the ruling party for the annulment of results of December 17 elections, court officials said on Monday. “In all, 45 challenges were filed. There can be no others. The deadline has passed,&...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Dec 28th, 2011
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Libreville – One of Gabon’s main opposition parties said on Tuesday that several of its candidates in the December 17 legislative election were challenging the results in court over “massive fraud”. The Union of the Gabonese People said 10 out of the 33 candidates it fielded i...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Dec 23rd, 2011
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Gabon President Ali Bongo’s ruling coalition took 95 percent of seats in a parliamentary election, strengthening his hand in the central African oil-producing nation but sparking opposition accusations of fraud. Bongo’s ruling PDG party took 113 of the parliament’s 120 seats, while ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Dec 22nd, 2011
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Libreville – President Ali Bongo’s party scored a landslide victory in Gabon’s parliamentary elections but turnout was low given an opposition boycott, it was announced on Wednesday. Bongo’s Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) secured 114 out of parliament’s 120 seats, its b...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Dec 18th, 2011
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Libreville – President Ali Bongo’s Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) was assured of an absolute majority in the National Assembly after Saturday’s general election, a PDG source close to the interior ministry said early on Sunday. The party had won at least 73 of the 120 seats in the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Dec 17th, 2011
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Opposition parties boycotted a parliamentary election in Gabon on Saturday that was expected to strengthen the hand of President Ali Bongo’s ruling Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG). The PDG currently holds a comfortable majority in the 120- seat assembly of the oil-rich Central African nation. A...
By benim
In Gabon
Oct 19th, 2011
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Gabon’s oil trade union held back on Tuesday from a previous threat to call a strike but warned the government it could still take action if its demands on boosting local employment in the sector were not met. The ONEP union said last week its talks with the government of the central African pr...