[Libreville, Gabon; September 14. Image via Getty]

Gabonese police control a vehicle at a cross road in Libreville on September 14, 2009. Opposition calls for a three-day national shutdown in Gabon appeared to have fallen on deaf ears Monday as businesses in the two main cities operated normally. An alliance of candidates have urged the population to stay home between Monday and Wednesday to protest the victory of Ali Bongo in the August 30 presidential election, which they described as an 'electoral coup'. AFP PHOTO / Wils YANICK MANIENGUI (Photo credit should read WILS YANICK MANIENGUI/AFP/Getty Images)