Sudan Talks Resume, Hong Kong Protests Continue
Plus: Russia releases a journalist, Botswana decriminalizes gay sex, and the other stories we're following today.
On Calm in Gabon: ‘Wear Your Glasses, Scratch a Little Bit,’ Says Opposition Head
Gabonese opposition head Jean Ping wants international leaders to recognize him as his country's president—and can't say violence won't ensue if they don't.
The Atlantic Council Did Not Give a Global Citizen Award to Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba
And the allegation that we received funding to nominate him for the award is preposterous.
Gabon Is Recounting Its Votes, But the Ballots Were Already Burned
The Gabonese ambassador to the U.S. said the ballots have been burned but that a recount will take place -- just without observers.
Why Did the Atlantic Council Even Consider Giving African Dictator Ali Bongo Ondimba a ‘Global Citizen Award’?
Gabon’s president is an outlandishly corrupt autocrat who probably just stole an election. Why did a venerated Washington think tank offer to toast him at a black-tie gala?
France’s Bongo-Bongo Party
As Gabon erupts in violence, the dark, twisted legacy tying this former colony to Paris is bubbling up to the surface.
Meet Ali Bongo Ondimba, Obama’s Man in Africa
In an exclusive interview with Foreign Policy, Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba talked U.S. military support and his father's controversial legacy.
Live from Yaoundé: A Different Kind of ‘Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie’
Young Cameroonian rappers are questioning why African leaders were quick to respond to the Charlie Hebdo attacks and not to the atrocities taking place on their own continent.