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Thursday, January 21, 1999 Published at 14:48 GMT

World: Africa

Bongo sworn in

President Omar Bongo of Gabon has been sworn in for a further seven-year term at a ceremony in Libreville attended by seven fellow African heads of state.

Mr Bongo, who has been in power for thirty years, was re-elected last month.

Guests included the presidents of Chad, Angola, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Burundi and Congo-Brazzaville.

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