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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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COP22: Gabon, Equatorial Guinea ink deal resolving border dispute

Gabon and Equatorial Guinea officials on the margins of COP22 in Marrakech on Wednesday, agreed on a compromise aimed at submitting to the International Court of Justice the border dispute that has poisoned their relations for nearly 4 decades. The agreement signed by Gabonese President Ali Bongo and his Equatorial Guinean counterpart Teodoro Obiang Nguema […]

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Marrakech to Host Africa Action Summit on November 16

Marrakech will be the venue of the Africa Action Summit on November 16, an event that will be held in parallel with the COP22 with the participation of several African heads of states. The meeting will be hosted in the Royal palace in Marrakech upon directives from King Mohammed VI, Maghreb Confidential news outlet reported. […]

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CAFCON/GABON 2017: Morocco to wrestle with CI, Togo, DRC at group stage

Moroccan national soccer team will start its African Cup Nations 2017 campaign with DR Congo in the same group with reigning champions Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. The draw for the competition group stage took place Wednesday in the Gabonese capital of Libreville. The 16 qualified nations now know their opponents. Competition favorites Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Moroccan Cimaf to launch new plant in Bouake

Moroccan continental cement giant Ciments de l’Afrique (Cimaf) is about to launch the construction of a new cement plant in Bouake; center Côte d’Ivoire, for a cost estimated at €20 million. The process is in full swing, the company told Jeune Afrique Weekly, adding that it is about to acquire the land to house the […]

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Gabon Opposition Mourns Post-Election Violence Victims

Gabon’s opposition on Thursday observed a day of national mourning to show solidarity to those who have died as well as compassion to families who lost their relatives during post-election violence in the central African nation. Gabon’s government says 4 people were killed during the post electoral riots in Gabon, among whom was one policeman. […]

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Gabon: Bongo Appoints New PM, Pledges ‘Unity Government’

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo appointed Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet as Prime Minister on Wednesday and asked him to form an “inclusive government” following disputed elections. Before his appointment to the position, Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet was foreign minister of the oil rich central Africa nation. “The government could be announced at the latest by Sunday. Since this […]

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Gabon: Constitutional Court Confirms Ali Bongo Winner of Disputed Elections

Ali Bongo, 57, was confirmed winner of August presidential elections after a re-count of votes ruled by the country’s constitutional court. The waited ruling upheld Ali’s lead on rival Jean Ping who contested the interior ministry’s August announcement of final results of the presidential election. According to the court, Ali Bongo won 50.66 per cent […]

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