Bongo sworn in

BBC World Service, Thursday 21 January 1999, 14:48 GMT

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.