At least 45 people drown and 60 are missing after a boat carrying Nigerian migrants capsizes and sinks off shore from Libreville, Gabon.
Twenty-nine people are rescued after a boat carrying about 130 people from Nigeria to Gabon sinks, rescue officials say.
- 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.
- The U.N. General Assembly elects Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria to the U.N. Security Council as non-veto-holding members.
- Gabonese firefighters battle a blaze at the heart of Libreville as fire consumes the nation's largest market.
- The state funeral in Libreville of former President of Gabon Omar Bongo is attended by dignitaries from 40 nations.
- Gunmen attack the Ogba Zoo in Benin City, Nigeria, killing three police officers and abduct the zoo's director. There is no information on who the gunmen and abductors are, or whether they have made any demands.