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Douala to become the financial hub of Central Africa

The heads of state of Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) in a meeting in the Chadian capital N’Djamena, decided to make Douala the financial center of the sub-region. According to the final communiqué of the one-day meeting, Libreville Stock Exchange, BVMAC, currently based in Gabon, will merge with the Douala Stock Exchange […]

CEMAC borders finally opened to nationals of the six-State community

The free movement of persons and goods throughout the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) is finally effective. After Cameroon, Chad, Congo, CAR and Gabon, earlier this month, Equatorial Guinea has finally joined the list of Central African nations that have opened their borders, ending the entry visa requirement for citizens of the six […]

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Gabon unveils $300 million new port Harbor

The Gabonese government on Saturday, unveiled a $300 million port as the central African nation seeks to modernize the existing Port of Owendo. The new port was constructed in partnership with Olam group from Singapore and will be partly managed by French logistics company, Bolloré. The project will allow the country to revive the economy […]

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Gabon bans Jean Ping, other opposition figures from leaving the country

Jean Ping, the main challenger of Gabonese president Ali Bongo in last year presidential polls, has been banned from leaving the central African nation in response to what the authorities call “public order disorder”. “This measure follows inflammatory comments by Jean Ping on August 18 when he called for public disorder, rebellion and insurrection,” interior […]

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Senegal to launch its first internet exchange point, SenIX

Senegalese government plans to launch its first Internet Exchange Point on August 29 in the capital city Dakar, Cheikh Bakhoum, the Director General of the Senegalese State Information Agency (ADIE) and Chairman of Senegal Internet Exchange Point (SenIX) said in an interview with CIO Mag. The infrastructure will allow a direct exchange of Internet traffic […]

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Gabon: Supreme Court extends parliament tenure until April 2018

Gabonese will not elect their lawmakers this year as the Supreme Court has set the date of parliamentary election for April 2018 at latest. The decision was adopted last week, on July 11, Jeune Afrique reports. Scheduled for the end of this month, the elections will be held April next year to allow lawmakers to […]

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President Ali Bongo’s father-in-law attacked by Gabonese activists in Paris

Edouard-Pierre Valentin, father of Sylvia Bongo, the wife of President Ali Bongo, was attacked by some Gabonese activists in the French capital Paris, local media reported. According to a video circulating on social media, dozen men were showed shouting and banging on a table on which Ali Bongo’s father-in-law and a former minister sat at […]

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Gabon: Government to create 30,000 jobs by 2019

Gabonese authorities on Monday unveiled plan to create about 30,000 jobs in various fields over the period 2017-2019 under the Economic Recovery Plan (ERP), local media reported. The jobs will focus on digital economy, infrastructure, mining, hydrocarbons, agriculture, forestry, tourism, among others. This plan is in line with the objectives of the Gabonese authorities, which […]

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China to rebuild Gabon’s new parliament

China will rebuild the Gabonese National Assembly headquarters destroyed during post-electoral violence in the central African nation. Local media indicated that Chinese authorities have agreed to rebuild the parliament during a meeting held between President Ali Bongo Ondimba and Ji Bingxuan, vice-president of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress of China. Demonstrators, loyal […]

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Football: Gabon defender Moise Brou Apanga dies at 35

Moise Brou Apanga, a Gabonese footballer of Ivorian origin died on Wednesday during a training session in the Gabon capital city Libreville. The 35-year-old collapsed during a training session with his Gabonese club FC 105 Libreville.  He succumbed to a heart attack, according to the Football Federation (Fegafoot). “The country has lost a brave son […]

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