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Gabon’s Ali Bongo returns to Morocco after spending 48 hours at home

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo has returned to Morocco to continue his medical rehabilitation after he spent 48 hours at home where he chaired a cabinet meeting.   The Gabonese leader returned to the North African country on Feb. 27. He had come back home on Feb.25.   During the 48-hour stay, Ali Bongo chaired a […]

Gabon soldiers seize national radio station in “failed” coup attempt

A group of soldiers have seized state radio in apparent coup attempt in Gabon in the early hours of Monday, local media reported. The military officers who announced the seizure of power through national media, identified themselves as Youth Movement of the Gabonese Defense and Security Forces (MPJFDS). The leader of the coup, Lieutenant Kelly […]

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AfDB, Entreprenarium launch master classes for 200 women entrepreneurs

The African Development Bank, as part of its Initiative to Support Access to Women in Africa (AFAWA), in partnership with Entreprenarium, has launched training sessions for 200 women entrepreneurs in Côte d’Ivoire. Masterclasses in business management and financial planning will be conducted by Entreprenarium at the Bank’s premises, benefiting 100 women entrepreneurs. A second masterclass […]

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Gabon: Senate Speaker sworn- in as Acting President

The Speaker of the Gabonese Senate has been appointed by the Gabonese Constitutional Court to serve as Gabon’s acting head of state, local media reported. Lucie Milebou Aubusson, the speaker of the oil-rich nation’s parliament upper house, will replace Ali Bongo Ondimba as President, assuming the position of Gabon’s head of state, while the latter […]

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Gabon: Ailing President still in charge – Presidency

The health of Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba — who is currently receiving medical attention in Saudi Arabia — had greatly improved, the presidency said on Sunday. According to the government spokesman Ike Ngouoni, the president was recovering his physical abilities. The exact ailment is not known. But the presidency statement, read out on state […]

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Gabon: Chinese energy firm to invest $209 million in hydropower projects

Chinese energy firm TBEA, previously known as Tebian Electric Apparatus, will invest $209 million in a hydropower project in Gabon, Reuters reported. According to Liban Soleman, general coordinator of the Gabonese Bureau of Coordination and Planning, construction will begin “pretty soon” on the project, which will have a power generation capacity of 70 megawatts in […]

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Single African Air Transport Market agreement signed by 26 countries

Twenty-six African countries out of the 55 members of the African Union have committed to the establishment of the concept of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Monday during a meeting of the working group in the Togolese capital, Lome. According to the list […]

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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 […]

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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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