Bongo's death confirmed
Although there was some confusion earlier in the weekend, Gabon's prime minister has confirmed the death of the country's head of state Omar Bongo. Bongo, the world's longest serving president, died in Barcelona reportedly of cancer.
He'd ruled the oil-rich central African state since 1967. The UK Telegraph noted that Bongo was under investigation by French authorities over allegations that he plundered state resources to pay for huge houses and luxury cars in France.