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Ailing Gabon president returns to Morocco for rehabilitation

Gabon's ailing President Ali Bongo Ondimba has returned to Morocco to continue his recovery after a brief visit home, an official and a relative said on Thursday.

The relative said Bongo returned to Morocco late on Tuesday after swearing in a new government. A Cabinet member confirmed it. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because of the…

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Runner-up in Congo's disputed election launches official appeal

Lawyers for the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed election on Tuesday urged the Constitutional Court in a series of impassioned speeches to order a recount of a poll that they said was rigged against their candidate.

The Dec. 30 election was meant to lead to Congo’s first democratic handover of power since independence from…

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African bloc walks back calls for Congo election recount

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Thursday rowed back on call earlier this week for a recount in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election.

Opposition leader and election runner-up Martin Fayulu is demanding that Congo’s highest court order a recount of the Dec. 30 vote, which was meant to lead to Congo’s…

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Congo should recount presidential election vote - Southern African bloc

An influential African bloc urged Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to recount votes cast in its disorganised presidential election, raising pressure on Kinshasa to ensure the legitimacy of the next government and avert widespread violent unrest. 

The Dec. 30 vote was supposed to mark Congo’s first uncontested democratic transfer of power in…

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