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The death of Gabonese opposition leader Andre Mba Obame looks likely to spark a power struggle between President Ali Bongo’s rivals. [...]
Ali Bongo’s rehabilitation of the opposition party Union Nationale gives his rivals an official platform but also allows him to keep tabs on them more easily. [...]
Three years after the presidential elections that brought Ali Bongo to power, opposition leader Andre Mba Obame is galvanising support by default. [...]
While Ali Bongo would like to reinvigorate Gabon’s oil sector he wants to keep control of the strategic- and essentially family run - sector. [...]
Gabon’s president Ali Bongo is poised to outdo Obiang by sponsoring a new international prize that will be awarded by the New York Academy of Sciences. [...]
Gabonese President Ali Bongo has made a first round of high-level new appointments in some key institutions. [...]
In July Libreville will ask to join the Commonwealth, West Africa Newsletter can exclusively reveal. [...]
By teaming with opposition leader Pierre Mamboundou, who is expected to be appointed his Vice President at the end of April, Ali Bongo is trying to ward off the threat of defeat in September’s parliamentary elections. [...]
Members of the former Union Nationale who took refuge in [...]
Opposition leader Andre Mba Obame’s move to declare himself president, ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections later this year, has exacerbated political tensions. [...]
Is the African Union just a tad out of touch? While young people, who make up the vast majority of the population in Africa, have been demonstrating in the streets of Tunis, Algiers and Cairo, on January 28 Obiang Nguema [...]
Like its next-door neighbor Cameroon, Gabon usually appears to be fast asleep. Only cabinet reshuffles and elections seem to shake it out of its general torpor. As a result, next year’s legislative elections, the first time Gabon will be called [...]
The internet video leak of Ali Bongo's inauguration as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Gabon has prompted the head of state to clean house in the country’s various Masonic lodges, West Africa Newsletter can reveal. [...]
In his bid to win the 2011 legislative elections, Ali Bongo is busily courting his political opponent, Pierre Mamboundou. [...]
Ali Bongo’s fierce opponent Andre Mba Obame, a former friend who now heads the Union Nationale, is busy developing his network of contacts in Africa and further afield. [...]
A year after his election as president, Ali Bongo is still getting to grips with the political scene while his pact with his fang PM is under strain. [...]
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