About: Gabon

Africa 12-04-2017

Merkel’s ‘man in Africa’ downbeat on prospects for Africa-EU summit

Gunther Nooke, Angela Merkel’s representative to Africa, offered a gloomy prognosis of November's Africa-EU summit in Abidjan on Tuesday (11 April), saying trade between the continents was “almost irrelevant” and that the African Union required major “institutional reform".
Development Policy 12-12-2016

EU raises questions over ‘anomalies’ in Gabon vote

Anomalies during Gabon's disputed presidential election "call into question" the outcome of the August vote which saw Ali Bongo reelected, a final report by EU observers said today (12 December).
Global Europe 03-10-2016

EU observers were wiretapped during Gabon vote: report

Gabonese intelligence wiretapped EU election observers who voiced grave doubts over the outcome of hotly disputed 27 August polls in the oil-rich central African nation, a French weekly reported yesterday (4 October).
Development Policy 30-09-2016

ICC prosecutor opens initial probe into Gabon unrest

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said yesterday (30 September) she was opening an initial probe into the deadly unrest in Gabon triggered by disputed elections.
Global Europe 27-09-2016

Ali Bongo sworn in as Gabon president amidst EU criticisms

Ali Bongo was sworn in Tuesday (27 September) as Gabon's president in a ceremony boycotted by many African heads of state, after the country's top court controversially validated his fiercely contested election win.
Development Policy 25-09-2016

EU says Gabon court failed to address poll ‘anomalies’

EU monitors said Sunday (25 September) that Gabon's top court had failed to rectify vote-counting "anomalies" in fiercely-disputed elections in which President Ali Bongo extended his family's rule in the oil-rich nation into a fifth decade.
Development Policy 06-09-2016

French PM suggests recount of Gabon election results

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday (6 September) a recount should be held of the votes in Gabon's disputed presidential election, which has led to violence in the capital, Libreville.
Development Policy 01-09-2016

Parliament and opposition HQ attacked after disputed Gabon election

Security forces in Gabon stormed the headquarters of the official opposition overnight (1 September), after the parliament building in Libreville was set on fire, following the announcement that incumbent President Ali Bongo had narrowly won the country's disputed election.
Development Policy 31-08-2016

EU says disputed Gabon vote ‘lacked transparency’

The EU has said the weekend presidential election in Gabon – whose final result is still not yet known – “lacked transparency”.
Development Policy 25-08-2016

EU calls on Gabon to produce ‘speedy and transparent’ election result

EU election observers have called on Gabon’s electoral commission to ensure votes are counted “with transparency and speed” after this weekend’s presidential election, where incumbent Ali Bongo is hoping for a second term.
Development Policy 30-09-2015

African nations and donors agree on plan to protect Congo forests

Six African nations have agreed with donors on a plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo basin, the second biggest in the world, after the Amazon's, to help ease poverty and combat climate change.

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