Aug 17th, 2012
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...
Jan 4th, 2012
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 The National Communication Council has withdrawn the broadcast licence from Mba...
Feb 19th, 2011
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...
Jan 26th, 2011
Libreville – A failed presidential candidate in Gabon has proclaimed himself head of the oil-rich African nation and named a parallel cabinet, citing Ivory Coast’s example, but was condemned by the government. Former interior minister Andre Mba Obame, who has claimed that victory was stol...
Jan 26th, 2011
Libreville – Gabon on Wednesday abolished the National Union opposition party and said its leader would face treason charges after he proclaimed himself head of the oil-rich African nation. The party of former interior minister Andre Mba Obame, a failed presidential candidate, had been dissolve...