Protests Erupt In Gabon Over Absentee President

Let's go to Gabon now, where scores of Gabonese protested in Libreville against the modification of the constitution to cater for the incumbent president's absence.

President Ali Bongo has been hospitalized in Ryad since the 24th of October when he fell ill during an economic forum.

He was rushed to hospital and limited communication from the Gabonese presidency fuelled speculation about his health and state.

The Constitutional Court of Gabon amended the law, authorizing the vice-president, Pierre-Claver Maganga Moussavou, to convene and preside over a Council of Ministers.

The decision was vehemently denounced by the opposition and civil society.