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Gabon Streets Deserted, Tensions High After Election Protests

The streets of Libreville remained deserted Friday morning following protests, violent clashes and buildings set ablaze as the opposition reacted to news that Ali Bongo was re-elected president of Gabon earlier this week. "Everything is closed. ... You can't even find bread," VOA correspondent Idriss Fall said from the capital city’s downtown. Residents are afraid to go out and streets are closed, paralyzing food transport across the country. Rampant pillaging in the...

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