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EVACUATION UNDER WAY IN GABON

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A military plane began evacuating foreign women and children from the oil-production center of Port Gentil on Friday after two days of riots and hostage-taking over the death of an opposition leader.

The government created a panel to investigate the death of the opposition leader, Joseph Rendjambe, secretary-general of the Gabon Progress Party. Opponents accuse President Omar Bongo's government of being behind the killing.A government newspaper, L'Union, reported two deaths in the rioting, and hospital sources said 17 people were hurt.