Category Archives: Gabon

Gabon says mutinous soldiers arrested, ‘situation under control’

Gabon’s government says soldiers who seized the national radio station in an apparent coup attempt early on Monday have been arrested.

The “situation is under control”, said government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou, just hours after the soldiers announced they were “restoring democracy” in a message on state radio.

USA | Dispute intensifies over Gabon presidential election

The dispute over Gabon’s presidential election has intensified as opposition candidate Jean Ping is mounting a legal challenge and demanding a recount.

A lawyer for Ping, Jean Remy Bantsantsa, announced the move Thursday night.

Ping has already publicly declared himself the winner, even though election results said incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba won the Aug. 27 vote.