Died in 2009
The state funeral in Libreville of former President of Gabon Omar Bongo is attended by dignitaries from 40 nations.
French President NicolasSarkozy and a dozen heads of state from around Africa gatheredin Gabon on Tuesday to mark the death of President Omar Bongoafter more than four decades in power.
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Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi reaches 41 years in power; there are less than 24 months left until he is scheduled to become Africa's longest serving ruler, overtaking former Gabonese President Omar Bongo who died in 2009.
Gabonese President Omar Bongo dies of a heart attack at age 73.
10,000 Gabonese watch the body of President Omar Bongo arrive back home from Spain.
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.
At least 45 people drown and 60 are missing after a boat carrying Nigerian migrants capsizes and sinks off shore from Libreville, Gabon.