And now we begin with Gabon, where a judicial officer Friday tendered a “seizure of property and a dozen cars” notice
to Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping in the presence of several armed police officers who had invaded his residence.
The seizure of property of Mr Pings residence and valuables follows the ruling in a defamation case against him dating to 2015,
and filed by Hervé Patrick Opiangah, a close associate to President Ali Bongo. Jean Ping had been fined about a million dollars
in damages to Hervé Patrick Opiangah, councilor for the presidency, for “defamation”.
He was given a one-month deadline before his property was sold at auction.