Our weekly round-up of the news in Africa follows the two candidates for the long-delayed presidential election in the Ivory Coast. Also in today's show: what future for Gabon after Omar Bongo; and meeting Senegalese star Youssou Ndour.
The burial of Gabon's late President Omar Bongo Ondimba takes place Thursday in Franceville, following a week of mourning rituals. Africa's longest serving leader died in a Barcelona hospital on June 8.
Heads of state honoured Gabon's late President Omar Bongo Ondimba as he was laid to rest. French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived for the funeral amid jeers from the crowd, underscoring France's awkward relations with former colonies.
As Gabon buries its president, FRANCE 24's Virginie Herz and Adel Gastel went out to meet the inhabitants of Libreville. The vacancy at the summit of power marks the beginning of a period of uncertainty.
Heads of state and thousands of mourners are paying their respects to Gabon's late President Omar Bongo Ondimba as he is laid to rest on Tuesday. French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived for the state funeral amid jeers from the crowd.
Heads of state and thousands of mourners paid their respects to Gabon's late President Omar Bongo Ondimba as he was laid to rest on Tuesday. The death of Africa's longest-serving leader at the age of 73 was announced on June 8.
The death of Gabon's President Omar Bongo after 41 years in power leaves a political vacuum in the oil rich Central African nation - which could spell the end of the "France-Afrique" era that he epitomized.
Today on the Web: Net users react to Omar Bongo's death; the blogosphere calls for the release of the two US journalists imprisoned in North Korea; and the Interview Project, a video that is causing a buzz.