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Gabon leader sacks vice president, forestry...

The president did not give a reason for the sackings of Vice President Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou and Forestry and Environment Minister Guy Bertrand...

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Gabon government shutters schools after grant...

Organisations representing high school students called on pupils to demonstrate peacefully on Monday, when a new term began, and to stay on the streets...

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Gabon coup bid highlights country in grip...

Gabon has been without effective government since October, when President Ali Bongo suffered a stroke while visiting Saudi Arabia.

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Key things to know about Gabon

Gabon has enjoyed relative political stability since its independence in 1960 and has had just three presidents over half a century.

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Gabon: half a century ruled by Bongo family...

Following the events of Monday in Gabon's capital, let's have a look at the highlights in the history of the small central African country.

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Gabon says coup bid thwarted as president...

Security forces have been deployed in the capital and will remain there over the coming days in order to maintain order.

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Gabon soldiers announce national council,...

This happens as ailing President Ali Bongo recovers in Morocco.

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Gabon's president speaks for first time after...

The 59-year-old leader has not been home to Gabon since he fell ill in Saudi Arabia more than two months ago.

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Gabon president to speak publicly for first...

A lack of official news on the leader's health after he first fell ill sparked fevered speculation that he was incapacitated or even dead.

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Gabon top officials join ailing president...

The 59-year-old leader, who fell ill on October 24 at an economic forum, arrived in Morocco last week following a month's treatment at a hospital in Saudi...

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Iran executes nurse convicted of...

The woman was found guilty of carrying out the murder in June 2016 while working for the boy's grandmother.