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UN Secretary-General ‘Deeply Concerned’ With Violence in Gabon

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General, spoke over the phone on Sunday with Gabon President re-elected Ali Bongo and Jean Ping, presidential candidate of the Démocratie Nouvelle party, urging an end to violence in the west African country. Protests erupted in Gabon following the announcement on Wednesday of Bongo’s re-election.  Bongo had narrowly defeated his challenger Jean Ping in a nationwide vote. “The Secretary-General deplored the loss of life that occurred...

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