Gabon mulls amnesty

Swazi Observer - - NEWS -

LIBREVILLE - Gabon is con­sid­er­ing an amnesty for peo­ple in­volved in last year's deadly post­elec­toral vi­o­lence, Prime Min­is­ter Em­manuel Is­soze Ngondet said yes­ter­day. Pres­i­dent Ali Bongo's re-elec­tion in Au­gust 2016, by just a few thou­sand votes, led op­po­si­tion leader Jean Ping to ac­cuse the ad­min­is­tra­tion of elec­toral fraud. Vi­o­lence broke out days af­ter the vote, and op­po­si­tion fig­ures say more than 50 peo­ple were killed in clashes. The of­fi­cial toll was only three dead.

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