Disputed Gabon poll may harm 'global citizen' Bongo

Disputed Gabon poll may harm 'global citizen' Bongo
 

Last week while Gabon was awaiting a court ruling on a disputed election result, a U.S. think tank held a black tie dinner in Manhattan at which President Ali Bongo had been meant to receive a "Global Citizen Award".
Facing a dispute at home over the poll with rival Jean Ping, Bongo declined the invite by the Atlantic Council to be lauded along with other award winners for "exceptional and distinctive contributions to strengthening the transatlantic relationship."
But the award demonstrated the president's success in persuading a Washington elite that he is a reformer in... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 26
Source: Reuters
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