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1,000 arrests in Gabon post-vote violence

Gabonese police patrol the streets of the capital Libreville on September 1, 2016Police arrested 1,000 people as security forces fanned out across Gabon’s capital Thursday after a night of riots and looting that erupted when President Ali Bongo was declared winner of disputed polls. Thousands of angry protesters poured onto the streets of Libreville late Wednesday, accusing the government of stealing the election after Bongo won a second term by a razor-thin margin over rival Jean Ping.

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