July 29, 1991 |
Soccer fans rampaged across a stadium Sunday after Zaire eliminated Gabon from the Africa Cup of Nations, and a police captain and a youth were killed in fighting, the Gabon Press Agency reported in Libreville. Spectators set cars ablaze in Gabon's capital, and a police station was ransacked, the agency said. An unknown number of people were hurt after the match ended in a 0-0 draw that eliminated Gabon from the competition.
May 25, 1990 |
Embattled President Omar Bongo moved tanks and troops around his palace Thursday to stop anti-government rioters, and France rushed Foreign Legion reinforcements to this former African colony to guard French citizens here. Rioters set public buildings ablaze and built barricades in Libreville, the capital of the oil-rich West African nation, and in the oil city of Port Gentil, 80 miles southwest of Libreville on the Atlantic coast.