Gabon braced for possible violence Tuesday as the country awaited official results from a bitterly disputed presidential election, with both sides claiming victory in a vote condemned by EU observers as lacking transparency.
The increasingly disgruntled people of Gabon go to the polls Saturday in a presidential election in which a last-minute opposition pact has robbed incumbent Ali Bongo of a clear run at a second term.
Tens of thousands of supporters of Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba turned out Saturday to back his re-election, as less well-equipped rivals struggled to compete on the first day of campaigning.
Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba has warned of possible unrest during the August 27 election which he said was the "strategy" of the opposition challenging his eligibility to seek a second seven-year term.
The number of children used by Nigeria's Boko Haram to stage suicide bombings has risen more than 10-fold in one of the most "horrific" aspects of the Islamist insurgency, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
German chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out any write off of Greek debt, claiming that banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts. At the same time she insisted that she wants Greece to stay in the Eurozone.
Ngozi and Charles, the couple of critically endangered Western lowland gorillas, are the proud parents of a baby gorilla born last week at the Toronto Zoo. Mother and baby are doing well, but gender of the newborn has not yet been determined.
UPDATE Boston and surrounding areas remain in lock down after one bombing suspect has been killed, the other still at large. One suspect was in custody while being transported to a hospital but later died from multiple gunshot wounds.
For years the existence of the African forest elephant has been under threat and now an alarming new report shows just how endangered they are. The report says that the elephants face the threat of extinction and possibly within a decade.