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In Gabon, an AFCON Boycott Has Crowds Staying Home

Calls from the opposition to boycott the AFCON tournament have kept expectations low in a country still dealing with a post-election crisis.

It’s day ten of this year’s African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Gabon and things are a little off. The tournament was expected to bring together the Gabonese after last year’s post-election crisis but so far we’ve seen little reconciliation. Across the country there is a quiet unease which has been reflected in the atmosphere in and around the stadium.

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