Gabon opposition leader rejects Bongo's legitimacy, calls for talks

Gabon opposition leader rejects Bongo's legitimacy, calls for talks
 

Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping called on Thursday for national talks to form a "new republic" and urged foreign powers to impose sanctions on allies of President Ali Bongo, sworn in this week after a disputed election in the oil-producing nation.
Ping remained intransigent during his speech in the capital Libreville, saying he refused to recognise Bongo's presidency. But his appeal for dialogue -- albeit on his own terms -- could help usher in a return to normal after post-election violence last month killed at least six people.
Ping ridiculed Bongo's earlier appeals for... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: Reuters
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