Gabon gets new leader

LIBREVILLE - Rose Francine Rogombe was sworn in as Gabon's interim president yesterday, the first step in the process of replacing President Omar Bongo, Africa's longest-serving head of state, who died earlier this week.

LIBREVILLE - Rose Francine Rogombe was sworn in as Gabon's interim president yesterday, the first step in the process of replacing President Omar Bongo, Africa's longest-serving head of state, who died earlier this week.

According to Gabon's constitution, Rogombe, who was head of the Senate when Bongo died, will have 45 days to hold elections in the central African nation, which, with a well-developed oil industry and a Eurobond, investors are watching carefully. - Reuters

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