ZeroHedge – A Presidential Birth Certificate Controversy Leads To Clashes, Arrests, One Death – 6 January 2015

ZeroHedge It appears that only in less-developed nations do the people care about Presidential birth certificates. As GlobalVoices reports, clashes broke out between police and the opposition in Gabon stemming from questions about the legitimacy of President Ali Bongo Ondimba. The publication of a book disputing the origins of the President (claiming him to be Nigerian) has led opposition parties to challenge the authenticity of the birth certificate of the head of state which has sparked widespread protests. The protests left 1 dead and many injured and arrested. As local media note, “if the government continues to refuse to negotiate, things could go very wrong.”\

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