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Strong Opposition Bid Seen in Gabon Presidential Election

Gabon President Ali Bongo is facing a tough challenge in his bid for another term in office.  The runup to Saturday's vote has been tense, with the opposition questioning Bongo's citizenship and eligibility. Ten challengers are vying to end nearly 50 years of rule by the Bongo family during the one-round presidential poll. The results may hinge on popular discontent over the state of the Gabonese economy, which relies heavily on oil revenue and has been deeply affected by the...

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