PORT GENTIL: Gangs looted stores and petrol stations in the Gabonese city of Port Gentil today amid new unrest after Ali Bongo, son of the country’s late strongman, was declared winner of a presidential election.
Protesters torched the French consulate and attacked other French interests, including offices of French oil company Total, in the city yesterday, in the hours after Bongo’s bitterly contest victory was declared. Three women, a Briton, a Pole and a Gabonese, were injured in the troubles. Police said more than 50 arrests were made during the night.