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Electoral crisis in Gabon

On August 27th, the presidential election took place in Gabon. On August 31st, the electoral commission announced the election results: Ali Bongo was narrowly re-elected by 5 000 votes over his opponent, Jean Ping. Suspicion of electoral fraud caused violent riots, which were repressed (at least 5 people died). Each side suspects the other of ballot rigging. On September 8th, Jean Ping appealed to the Constitutional Court for a vote recount in the province of Haut-Ogooué, Bongo’s stronghold.

France, who had privileged relations with Gabon, during Omar Bongo’s period  in office (he ruled the country from 1967 until his death in 2009), has no news of several French expats and is very concerned…

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  • Kam (France-Cameroon), published in Gbich !
    Electoral crisis in Gabon - Kam (France-Cameroon), published in Gbich !
    "A divided Gabon"
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
    Electoral crisis in Gabon - Glez (Burkina Faso)
    Left: Jean Ping, who was the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union. Right: Ali Bongo, the son of Omar Bongo, who was Gabon's President.
  • Kam (France-Cameroon), published in Gbich !
    Electoral crisis in Gabon - Kam (France-Cameroon), published in Gbich !
    "The complexity of gay marriage in Africa" Jean Ping: "I am the father of Gabon" Ali Bongo: "That will be me !" The boy: "It is complicated to have two daddies."
  • Gado (Kenya)
    Electoral crisis in Gabon - Gado (Kenya)
  • Mykaïa (France), published in Rue89
    Electoral crisis in Gabon - Mykaïa (France), published in Rue89
    "Gabon: Ali Bongo is reelected" Ali Bongo: "The most exciting thing about democracy is when you ballot-box stuffing !"
  • Brandan (South Africa), published in Business Day
    Electoral crisis in Gabon - Brandan (South Africa), published in Business Day
  • Jiho (France), published in Le Progrès Social
    Electoral crisis in Gabon - Jiho (France), published in Le Progrès Social
    "Ali Bongo is reelected" Ali Bongo: "What would my father do?" General: "Killed Jean Ping BEFORE the election."
  • Milliion (France), published in millioncartoons.com
    Electoral crisis in Gabon - Milliion (France), published in millioncartoons.com
    "We won" "Vote Bongo" "Gabon: France expressed concerned..."
  • Delambre (France), published in Le Canard enchaîné
    Electoral crisis in Gabon - Delambre (France), published in Le Canard enchaîné
    "The subtlety of the end of Françafrique" François Hollande: "How to intervene without intervene..." Manuel Valls "...to help our expats!"
  • Kam (France-Cameroon), published in Gbich !
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • Kam (France-Cameroon), published in Gbich !
  • Gado (Kenya)
  • Mykaïa (France), published in Rue89
  • Brandan (South Africa), published in Business Day
  • Jiho (France), published in Le Progrès Social
  • Milliion (France), published in millioncartoons.com
  • Delambre (France), published in Le Canard enchaîné