For over forty years, the country was ruled by one man, Omar Bongo. After his death, elections named Ali Bongo, Omar's son, the new president. However, two other candidates are also claiming victory. And they're not backing down.
In his first official visit to the Ivory Coast since the start of a civil war seven years ago, Burkina Faso's leader Blaise Compaoré has urged Ivorian authorities not to further delay a presidential election set for November 29.
As the votes are counted after Sunday's presidential election in Gabon, troops have deployed amid growing tension. Three of the main candidates, including the late President Omar Bongo's son Ali Ben, are claiming victory.
In this edition: Gabon's presidential election was followed closely by the blogosphere; the debate surrounding Microsoft’s "racist" gaffe grows online, and an American attacks his government’s interventionism.
The campaign team of Casimir Oye Mba (pictured), a former prime minister, says he has quit today's presidential election, further weakening the opposition's efforts to upset frontrunner Ali Bongo, son of Gabon's late ruler, Omar Bongo Ondimba.
Gabon's voters head to polls in presidential elections on Sunday as a fractured opposition scrambles to challenge frontrunner Ali Bongo, son of Omar Bongo Ondimba, who ruled the oil-rich nation for 41 years before his death in June.
Afghan election officials say President Hamid Karzai had so far secured 46.3 percent of votes in the country’s presidential poll, with results for one-third of all polling stations counted, widening the gap with his closest challenger.