Ali Bongo

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A video grab of Gabonese soldiers on state radio calling on the people to “rise up” and announcing a “national restoration council” would be formed. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Gabon foiled an attempted military coup on Monday, killing two suspected plotters and capturing seven others just hours after they took over state rad(...)

Gabonese police forces patrol as they clear barricades in the streets adjacent to the National Assembly in Libreville, Gabon on Thursday. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Gabon’s capital Libreville erupted into a second day of violent protests on Thursday sparked by a disputed election, with at least three dead and hund(...)

The flash of an explosion is pictured amid flames and smoke billowing from the National Assembly building in Libreville after it was set ablaze  by demonstrators  after Gabon’s president Ali Bongo was declared winner of last weekend’s contested election. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators in Gabon clashed with police and set part of the parliament building on fire on Wednesday amid anger among opposition supporters over pr(...)

A Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger stands guard in front illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya’s president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns on Saturday, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune to (...)

President of Gabon Ali Bongo: “All the revenues from my share of the inheritance will go to a foundation for youth and education . . .” Photograph: Pool/Getty Images

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo has pledged to give his share of the inheritance from his father to charity and said his family was also handing over pro(...)