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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 […]

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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Gabon to Hold ‘Political Dialogue’

Gabon will hold a national dialogue to resolve a political crisis caused by last year’s election after the on-going African Cup of Nations tournament, the government spokesman and communications minister, Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nzé, said. “I confirm that of the 54 political parties recognized in our country, 52 have already confirmed their participation,” Bilie-By-Nzé, said at a […]

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Morocco, a Rising African Power- Africa Renewal Magazine

Morocco has been described as a major economic force in Sub-Saharan Africa in light of its large scale investments and growing political influence, writes Africa Renewal, a UN magazine, in its latest release. “Slowly and steadily, Morocco has been establishing itself as a major economic force in sub-Saharan Africa, even as it eyes gaining readmission […]

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Gabon: Civil Society Calls for AFCON 2017 Boycott

The Gabonese civil society platform has called for boycott of the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) few days before the event kicks off. The National platform of civil society, opposed to President Ali Bongo, indicated that the football tournament to commence Saturday, January 14 in capital Libreville, is not welcome as […]

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Gabon: EU Report Questions Legitimacy of August Vote

The European Union on Monday called into question the outcome of August presidential election in Gabon which saw President Ali Bongo re-elected. In a report released on Monday, the EU points out to anomalies which occurred during the vote count, notably in Bongo’s stronghold of Haut-Ogooue. “Our observation highlighted significant weaknesses in the electoral process, […]

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Gabon: Two activists call for AFCON 2017 cancellation and boycott

Two prominent activists have called on the African football governing body to move the 2017 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to another country as they cite grave human right abuses and repression ongoing in the central African country following the controversial win of the incumbent President Ali Bongo, reports say. Gabon will […]

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