Opposition supporters celebrate ahead of official presidential results in Gabon

Supporters of Gabon opposition candidate Jean Ping celebrated in the Gabon capital, Liberville, after initial results from the countries presidential election showed him in the lead. Ping claimed victory over current President Ali Bongo, who has also said he expected to emerge victorious. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged both sides to accept the results and EU observers had reportedly said the election was carried out in a way that lacked transparency. Aug 30, 2016

Brazilian protesters clash with police as Dilma Rousseff impeachment trial starts to conclude

Brazilians protesting the impeachment of President Rousseff clashed with police as they started fires in the street, with military police responding by firing tear gas. Suspended President Dilma Rousseff is on trial for impeachment for allegedly breaking budgetary rules, a charge she denies. She claims Brazils economic elite and political opposition have being trying to topple her government since her re-election in 2014. Aug 30, 2016