• Ali Bongo sworn-in as Gabon president

    Ali Bongo sworn-in as Gabon president

    Ali Bongo was sworn-in Tuesday as Gabon’s president after the country’s top court controversially validated his fiercely contested election win, taking his family’s reign over the oil-rich country into a fifth decade.

    “I pledge to devote all my efforts for the good of the Gabonese people and to ensure their well-being… and respect and defend the constitution and the rule of law,” the 57-year-old said.

    Cannons were fired during the ceremony in the seafront presidential palace in Libreville, as fears of fresh […]