Ali Bongo

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 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 The National Communication Council has withdrawn the broadcast licence from Mba...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
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 Gabon
Dec 20th, 2011
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Libreville – Gabon’s ruling party claimed on Monday it had won 114 out of parliament’s 120 seats in a legislative election largely boycotted by the opposition but given a clean bill of health by observers. “It’s the best score by the PDG (Gabonese Democratic Party) since...
By benim
In Analysis
Feb 19th, 2011
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While the world was watching the triumph of the street revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, a much smaller revolution was struggling to be born in the African nation of Gabon. The protesters who took to the streets of Gabon, inspired by the dramatic events in North Africa, were fighting the autocratic r...