Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping has vowed not to abandon his pursuit of presidency soon after the Constitutional Court upheld the narrow victory of incumbent President Ali Bongo in last month’s presidential election and dismissed Ping’s appeal.
20120818 AFP Tensions in Gabon's capital Libreville simmered Friday as pro-government television channels accused a dissolved opposition party of having paid youths to stir up violent clashes with police.
20120814 AFP Gabon's interior ministry on Monday accused opposition leader and presidential claimant Andre Mba Obame of seeking to destabilise the central African country with calls for "insurrection and civil disobedience".
20120812 AFP Gabon's main opposition leader Andre Mba Obame, who claimed to have won the last presidential election, arrived in Libreville Saturday from 14 months in France, welcomed back by hundreds of supporters.
20120609 AFP Two leading Gabonese activists and some 40 others were arrested as they tried to hold a "Counter-Forum of Indignants" alongside a meeting on African development opening Friday in Libreville.
20120228 AFP Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba named Raymond Ndong Sima as the country's new prime minister following a resounding victory for the ruling party in general elections amid an opposition boycott.
20111221 AFP Gabon's opposition parties that boycotted the December 17 legislative election warned Tuesday they were ruling nothing out as they mulled their reaction to the governing party's landslide.
20111220 AFP Gabon's ruling party claimed 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.