Ali Bongo is standing in elections on 26 August for a third term as president of the central African country
“Family fortunes” in Chad reflect further-reaching dynamics of ruling
Medical facilities at home are seemingly not good enough for people who head African countries
Last week, the country put down a coup attempt, capturing the rebel chief and killing two of his men
Gabon has been without an effective government for months since Bongo suffered the stroke in October during a visit to Saudi Arabia
The tiny but resource-rich country has remained a pseudo state that is still run from Paris
Soldiers burst into state radio offices at dawn and called on the public to ‘rise up’
President Ali Bongo is currently in Morocco recovering from a stroke which he suffered in October last year
The 59-year-old leader has not been home to Gabon since he fell ill in Saudi Arabia more than two months ago.
The Bongo family has governed the oil-rich nation for five decades
President Ali Bongo arrived in Morocco on Thursday to convalesce after a month’s treatment at a Saudi hospital
The country’s constitutional changes mirror trends where incumbents have tinkered with their constitutions, but change will come
Nearly all African leaders who are beneficiaries of dynasty politics have been educated abroad.