Rose Francine Rogombe, speaker of Gabon's senate, has been sworn in as the country's first woman president for a transitional period at a ceremony in the capital, Libreville.
Rogombe assumes the presidency following the death of Omar Bongo Ondimba, who ruled the oil-rich equatorial African country for 41 years.
"I swear to devote all my strength to the good of the Gabonese people," Rogombe said on Wednesday while taking the oath of office. Before Rogombe took the oath, a minute's silence was held in memory of Bongo. Continue reading here