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Gabon (Vol 13, 2016)
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Contents Volume 13, 2016.

Presidential elections were the main political event of the year. President Ali Bongo, in power since his father Omar Bongo’s death in 2009, was sure to win. But his victory was contested, provoked deadly riots and strained relations with France and the usa.

Domestic Politics

On 18 January, opposition parties endorsed Jean Ping, former chairman of the au, as their uniq…

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Yates, Douglas, “Gabon (Vol 13, 2016)”, in: Africa Yearbook Online, Edited by: Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber, Klaas van Walraven. Consulted online on 27 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2016_COM_0027>
First published online: 2017



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