The Africa Cup of Nations has come to a close, with underdogs Cameroon winning the tournament for the first time since 2002.
Was as the event a success for host country Gabon? No, says opposition leader Jean Ping in this exclusive DW interview.
The Africa Cup (AFCON) starts in Gabon on Saturday. Political instability and an economic crisis could take its toll on the tournament, but the government is hoping for an image boost abroad nonethless.
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is over, Cameroon are the champions. But what is left for the politically divided and financially stricken country of Gabon? DW's Adrian Kriesch reports from Libreville.
As the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations enters its decisive phase, the tournament remains controversial in its host country. According to critics, its only purpose is to distract attention from Gabon's huge social problems.
Violence erupted in Gabon for a second day after President Ali Bongo was declared winner of last week's election. Analysts say the international community should have foreseen the present political impasse.
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