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200 arrested in Gabon for looting: Police chief

AFP , Thursday 1 Sep 2016
Gabon unrest
A man stands in front of a burnt building in Libreville on September 1, 2016. The results of the presidential election, announced earlier on August 31, 2016 handed Ali Bongo a second term and extended his family's nearly five-decade-long rule. The opposition described the election as fraudulent and called for results from each of Gabon's polling stations to be made public to ensure the credibility of the overall outcome -- a demand echoed by the United States and European Union (AFP)
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More than 200 people have been arrested for looting in Gabon's capital, Libreville, where violence broke out following a disputed presidential election result, the police chief said Thursday.

"We have arrested more than 200 looters since last night," national police chief Jean-Thierry Oye Zue told AFP. "Looting is currently continuing in the poorer districts."

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