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Gabon accuses France’s Veolia of pollution

The Gabonese government on Tuesday accused the French company Veolia of pollution on its soil. The move follows the cancellation of water and electricity distribution contract by the Gabonese government. The French distribution company has denounced the move as a “brutal expropriation”. Since the termination of the contract, Veolia and the Gabonese government have been […]

Indian telecom operator Airtel shapes Africa exit plan

India’s biggest mobile carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd, which owns telecom assets in 14 African countries, on Wednesday said it is looking at a potential initial public offering (IPO). Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV said the discussion on feasibility of listing its shares on an “internationally recognized” exchange was still in preliminary stage. Bharti Airtel, which […]

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Côte d’Ivoire seizes 600 kg of elephant tusks and pangolin scale

Côte d’Ivoire authorities on Thursday seized about 600 kg of elephant tusks and 600 kg of pangolin scales, Bonaventure Adomo, head of the Ivorian anti-smuggling unit, told reporters. The ivory was ready for export to Vietnam while the pangolin scales were destined for Asia, Adomo said. According to official accounts, the traffickers came from Côte […]

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Egypt: Mohamed Salah named 2017 CAF African footballer of the year

Egypt and Liverpool’s striker Mohamed Salah made history Thursday as he became the second Egyptian football player to win Confederation of African Football (CAF) footballer of the year Award beating his club team mate Sadio Mane, from Senegal. The one who recently in December won BBC footballer of the year Award gathered 625 points from […]

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Paul Biya reiterates: Cameroon will be ready to host AFCON 2019

Cameroon president Paul Biya in his End-of-Year address to the nation reiterated that the central African nation will be ready to host the next African Cup of Nations (AFCON) slated for 2019. The 84-year old leader said he had personally made a commitment to that effect as that Cameroon will put its best foot forward […]

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Oil-dependent Gabon economy grew 0.8% in 2017 – IMF

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday downgraded Gabon’s economy growth forecast of 2017 form 1 percent to 0.8 percent. The international lender expects growth to rebound to 2.7 percent next year due to recovering oil prices. The central African oil-rich nation has been hard hit by a more than 50-percent drop in oil prices since […]

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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 […]

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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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