After attempted coup in Gabon, government imposes internet and media broadcast blackout

By Eddie Haywood, 11 January 2019

The imposition of a complete blackout of internet and broadcast services has long been utilized as a tool of repression by the Bongo government.

Insurgent Gabon soldiers shot dead in foiled coup attempt

By Eddie Haywood, 9 January 2019

The coup attempt occurred days after the US deployed 80 troops to Gabon to protect “US assets in the event of violent demonstrations” in nearby Congo.

Protesters in Gabon call for president to step down

By Ann Talbot, 11 February 2011

In recent weeks, protesters have taken to the streets in the African nation of Gabon, demanding that President Ali Ben Bongo Odimba resign.

Gabonese President Omar Bongo (1935-2009)

A tool of French imperialism in Africa

By Olivier Laurent, 5 September 2009

Gabonese President Omar Bongo died on June 7 after spending nearly 42 years in power defending French imperialism's interests in sub-Saharan Africa.