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2016-09-30 New PM to Oversee Implementation of Unity Govt
[News24Wire] Gabon President Ali Bongo has appointed his former minister of foreign affairs, Franck Emmanuel Issoze Ngondent as Prime Minister to lead a new unity government, BBC reports.

2016-09-30 Opposition Leader Calls Supporters to 'Active Resistance'
[VOA] Opposition leader and former foreign minister Jean Ping pushed again Thursday for the Gabonese people to reject the authority of President Ali Bongo Ondimba, calling him "an impostor with blood of the Gabonese on his hands."

2016-09-28 Top Seeds Unveiled For AFCON 2017
[Nyasa Times] The draw for the Total Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon in January 2017 will be held on October 2016 in Libreville, Gabon and the hosts Gabon, holders Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Algeria have emerged top seeds for the draw.

2016-09-28 Q&A - President Bongo Talks Election Win and Future Plans
[Al Jazeera] Ali Bongo, the president of Gabon, has recently secured a second term in office after a controversial August 27 election that the opposition claims was mired by fraud.

2016-09-27 Next Step Unclear for Jean Ping
[VOA] Gabon's president Ali Bongo is due to be sworn in on Tuesday after the country's highest court validated his re-election Friday. Opposition leader Jean Ping rejected the court's ruling and said he "will not retreat" but his next steps are unclear.

2016-09-28 Gabon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Algeria Named Top Seeds
[CAF] Host Gabon, holders Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and Algeria have emerged top seeds for the draw of the final tournament of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.

2016-09-27 Ali Bongo to Be Sworn in As President
[Al Jazeera] Ali Bongo is set to be sworn in as Gabon's president for a second seven-year term, his office has announced, three days after his election victory was controversially validated by the Constitutional Court following allegations of fraud.

2016-09-27 Aubameyang Marks 100th Appearance With Goal
[CAF] Reigning African Footballer of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated his 100th Bundesliga appearance at the weekend with a goal for Borussia Dortmund.

2016-09-25 Opposition Leader Rejects Court Ruling on Election Dispute
[Al Jazeera] Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping has rejected a ruling by the Constitutional Court that upheld the victory of President Ali Bongo in August's presidential election, which was mired by claims of voter fraud.

2016-09-26 Tense Gabon Awaits Court Ruling On Presidential Vote
[Al Jazeera] Gabon's constitutional court is to decide as early as Friday who will be the country's next president, ending weeks of uncertainty after a disputed election sparked a political crisis and violent protests.

2016-09-24 Court Upholds President Ali Bongo's Election Win
[Al Jazeera] Gabon's constitutional court has upheld President Ali Bongo's re-election victory, rejecting an appeal by rival Jean Ping who had called for a recount over widespread allegations of fraud.

2016-09-24 Top Court Upholds Ali Bongo's Election Win
[Deutsche Welle] Gabon's constitutional court has rejected a challenge by opposition leader Jean Ping. International observers questioned the validity of the results that saw President Ali Bongo re-elected.

2016-09-23 Step Down Immediately, Gabonese Nationals in SA Tell Ali Bongo
[News24Wire] At least 150 Gabonese nationals marched from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to Parliament in Cape Town on Friday, to demand the "immediate departure of Ali Bongo" as president back home.

2016-09-22 Ali Bongo Proposes Dialogue
[Cameroon Tribune] The proposal comes as all attention is focused on the Constitutional Court that will on September 23, 2016 rule on petitions regarding the presidential election.

2016-09-22 Opposition Warned Against Violence Ahead of Court Ruling
[VOA] Government officials in Gabon warned opposition leader Jean Ping on Wednesday that he risked arrest if unrest resumes when the Constitutional Court rules on his challenge to last month's presidential election outcome.

2016-09-22 Gov't Burns All Ballots Before Recount - Threatens to Arrest Ping
[http://jeanping.org/] Ahead of the results of the vote recount by Gabon's Constitutional Court (expected by Friday, September 23, 2016), President Ali Bongo has announced that all of the ballots have already been burned from the August 27th presidential elections in Gabon, where challenger Jean Ping is widely believed to have won by a substantial margin.

2016-09-22 Bongo District Assembly Sponsors Nursing, Other Students (U/E)
[Ghana Govt.] The Bongo District Assembly in its efforts to augment staff numbers in the health sector has spent GH¢15,000.00 on the sponsorship of 15 first-year nursing students.The beneficiary students received GH¢1,000.00 each and are expected to periodically receive similar financial support from the Assembly till they complete.

2016-09-21 Legislators Demand Govt to Fund Cranes in Gabon
[Monitor] Kampala -Members of Parliament have asked government to take full financial responsibility of the Uganda Cranes' Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Gabon.

2016-09-20 President Ali Bongo announces Election recount
[http://jeanping.org/] Today, following intense international pressure from the United States, European Union, and African Union, President Ali Bongo has conceded that a recount will indeed take place for the August 27th presidential elections in Gabon.

2016-09-16 Security Forces Must Stop Using Excessive Force Amid Post-Election Tension
[AI London] "Security forces in Gabon must refrain from using excessive force against protesters in the wake of the country's disputed election result," said Alioune Tine, Amnesty International's West and Central Africa Director, amid reports that several anti-government demonstrators had been shot and injured on Wednesday afternoon.

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