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AU Will Send Observers to Help With Election Appeal in Gabon

The African Union says it plans to send observers to help Gabon's Constitutional Court with a legal complaint lodged by opposition leader Jean Ping, who accuses President Ali Bongo of cheating to secure victory in an election last month. The dispute has led to riots that killed at least six people and brought unwelcome international scrutiny for Bongo, whose family has ruled the central African nation member for nearly 50 years. Ping, who officially lost by fewer than 6,000 votes,...

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