Thursday, September 1, 2016

Gabon Rocked By Post-Election Violence

The Guardian: Gabon opposition headquarters 'bombed by presidential guard'

Protesters clash with security forces after Ali Bongo is declared winner of presidential election by margin of less than 6,000 votes

Gabon’s presidential guard has apparently bombed the opposition party’s headquarters during post-election violence that has threatened to split the country apart.

Clashes between angry protesters and security forces broke out in the normally peaceable central African country after the incumbent president, Ali Bongo, was declared the winner of a hotly contested election by a margin of less than 6,000 votes.

Up to 10 people have reportedly been killed and dozens wounded in violence that erupted in the capital, Libreville.

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More News On The Unrest In Gabon

Gabon presidential guard 'bombed Jean Ping's party HQ' -- BBC
Helicopter 'bombs' Gabon opposition HQ after President Bongo claims re-election by 5594 votes -- The Telegraph
Over 1,000 arrested as post-election riots rage in Gabon -- Reuters
1,000 arrested in post-election violence in Gabon -- USA Today
Gabon election 2016: Jean Ping demands a recount -- Al Jazeera
Deadly Protests Shake Gabon After Allegations Of Election Fraud -- NPR
Electoral violence returns to haunt Gabon -- DW
Gabon opposition leader Ping says Bongo should recognize defeat: BFM TV -- Reuters

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