Gabon: Ali Bongo will never walk alone 0

Despite the controversy surrounding his narrow victory in the presidential elections that held on the 27th of August 2016, has reported that Ali Bongo Ondimba was not totally abandoned by his counterparts today in Libreville. Four African heads of state were in the Gabonese capital for the inaugural event. They were Mohamadou Issoufou of Niger, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali, Manuel Pinto da Costa of Sao Tome and Principe, Faure Gnassingbe of Togo.

Morocco, Senegal, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea and the Central African Republic were each represented by their Prime Ministers. Several other countries also answered present through senior members of the Government and their diplomats. This was the case of Cameroon and its Minister of State Justice and Keeper of the Seal, Laurent Esso who made the trip.

European countries were not invited for the ceremony which finally held in a good atmosphere at the Palais du bord de mer.

By Rita Akana