Leading Gabonese opposition figure dies, supporters riot


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  • Monday, 13 Apr 2015

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Opposition supporters in Gabon rampaged through the streets of the capital, burning cars and setting fire to the embassy of Benin, following the death on Sunday of a senior opposition leader, according to a Reuters witness.

Andre Mba Obame, once one of Gabon's leading opposition figures, died in neighbouring Cameroon, his National Union political party said.

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