Gabon’s Bongo sworn in to new term in Libreville ceremony

Gabon’s Bongo sworn in to new term in Libreville ceremony

President Ali Bongo was sworn in to his second seven-year term in Gabon Tuesday, following a bitterly disputed election contest with opposition candidate Jean Ping. The ceremony at the presidential palace in Libreville came after a late-night decision Friday by the country’s Constitutional Court to uphold results that returned Bongo…

Bongo victory in Gabon meets with muted response

Bongo victory in Gabon meets with muted response

International response was muted Monday following a weekend decision by the Constitutional Court in Gabon to uphold the contested August re-election results that return President Ali Bongo to office. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint and respect for human rights in a statement Sunday, while welcoming Bongo’s appeal…

Gabon awaits word of court election decision

Gabon awaits word of court election decision

As Friday evening fell on the uneasy streets of Libreville, there was still no word of any court decision in Gabon’s contested presidential election. Gabon’s Constitutional Court was expected to rule as early as Friday. The ruling follows the success of opposition candidate Jean Ping in challenging the results of…