Gabon dissolves the country's main opposition party, accusing one of its leaders of treason.
Unidentified forces attack two fishing vessels near the Gabonese capital of Libreville and abduct six crewmen (3 Indonesian, 2 Senegalese, and a South Korean). It is the second pirate attack reported this year off the coast of Gabon.
Large explosions and gunfire are reported in the Gabonese capital Libreville as security forces clash with supporters of opposition presidential candidate Jean Ping protesting the election results indicating a narrow victory by President Ali Bongo Ondimba.
Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi reaches 41 years in power; there are less than 24 months left until he is scheduled to become Africa's longest serving ruler, overtaking former Gabonese President Omar Bongo who died in 2009.