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President Ali Bongo Had a Stroke

[Vanguard] President Ali Bongo of Gabon who has been in hospital since October has suffered a stroke. (AllAfrica)

Video of Ailing President Raises More Questions Than Answers

[RFI] Gabon's President Ali Bongo has for the first time, since his hospitalisation in Saudi Arabia last month, appeared in two videos filmed in Rabat where he is continuing treatment for an unknown illness. Bongo met with Moroccan King Mohammed VI as well as top government officials. However, his appearance continues to raise questions about the state of his health. (AllAfrica)

Gabon's Constitutional Court Again Protects the Ruling Party

[ISS] On 14 November, Gabon's Constitutional Court president Marie-Madeleine Mborantsuo announced a constitutional amendment addressing instances when the president is 'temporarily unavailable'. This is to accommodate the absence of President Ali Bongo Ondimba who has been hospitalised since reportedly suffering a stroke on 24 October in Saudi Arabia. (AllAfrica)

First Photo of Gabonese President After Mystery Illness

[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI paid, on Monday, a visit to president of the Gabonese Republic, H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba, at the Mohammed V instruction military hospital of Rabat. (AllAfrica)

Gabonese Pres. to Visit Morocco for Medical Reasons, Foreign Ministry

[MAP] Rabat -President of Gabonese Republic, H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba, will spend a medical stay in Morocco for the purpose of rehabilitation and recovery in a hospital in Rabat, said the ministry of foreign affairs. (AllAfrica)

Silver Strikers Name Squad Travelling to Gabon

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's representatives in the CAF Confederations Cup, Silver Strikers, have released a 20 man squad expected to travel to Gabon to face A.O CMS in the continental show piece next week. (AllAfrica)

Court Moves to Resolve Constitutional Crisis

[Legalbrief] Since its independence from France in 1960, Gabon has had just three Presidents. Not surprisingly, notes Legalbrief , the hospitalisation of current leader Ali Bongo has sparked a constitutional crisis that has the AU gravely concerned. His family has ruled the oil-producing country for nearly half a century. (AllAfrica)

Is This The End of the Bongo Dynasty?

[Deutsche Welle] The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo, has been in hospital for more than three weeks. Now the vice president's powers have been extended to "ensure the continuity of the state" -- a move criticized by the opposition. (AllAfrica)

Presidency Denies Ali Bongo is Dead

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Gabonese presidential spokesperson has finally revealed how President Ali Bongo is faring. The president was admitted to hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 24. (AllAfrica)

The Gabonese Strategic Investment Fund (FGIS) and the Eranove Group sign three contracts with the Republic of Gabon

[35°N] Libreville, 26 October 2018 - The Gabonese Strategic Investment Fund (FGIS) and the Pan-African industrial Group Eranove have signed, with the Government of the Gabonese Republic, a concession agreement for the production of drinking water and two power purchase contracts. (AllAfrica)

Gabon Counting On Auba's Arsenal Form to Jumpstart Campaign

[FirstTouch] Things will get heated in the men's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers over the next couple of days. We are spoiled with two legged fixtures (matchday 3 and 4) for all the participants with the first leg coming to our screens as early as Wednesday, 10th of October and the final matches of the second legs finishing one week later. This means that a crucial six points is up for grabs for all teams and also at risk of slipping away. The six points are perhaps most important to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and (AllAfrica)

Legislative and Municipal Elections - Another Bad Outing for Opposition

[allAfrica] While the electoral body has not yet published the results of last weekends legislative and local elections, trends from polling stations indicate a high absentee rate. A situation that plays in favour of the ruling party and might see an end to the career of some political heavy weights who did not make it past the first round. (AllAfrica)

Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)

West Africa Backs Japan to Block Protection of Whales

[Environmental Investigation Agency] Florianópolis, Brazil -: Environmental groups around the world expressed their deep concern as a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was once again blocked by a minority of countries supporting Japan's pro-whaling agenda. (AllAfrica)

Trade-Offs in Managing Tramadol Abuse in Central Africa

[ISS] Tramadol is increasingly being used as a recreational drug across Central Africa. The illegal trade and non-medical use of this synthetic opioid poses risks for health and security. Health practitioners are faced with the dilemma of restricting its availability to curb abuse, at the expense of patients who need it to relieve pain. (AllAfrica)

Gabonese and Sudanese Leaders Received By Putin in Russia

[Fahamu] On 14 July 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin warmly received two African leaders, Gabonese Ali Bongo Ondimba and Sudanese Omar al-Bashir, within the framework of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. (AllAfrica)

Gabon Announces 40-Member 'Interim' Cabinet

[Deutsche Welle] Gabon's Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet has announced an interim government, only days after the country's top court ordered him to resign. The legal decision came after he failed to organize elections. (AllAfrica)

14th CAADP Partnership Platform

[Nepad Secretariat] Libreville, Gabon -- April 25, 2018 - Every day that passes, we are learning and getting more convinced on the inevitability of ensuring our agricultural systems are investment worthy and accelerating the Implementation of National Agricultural Investment Plans to Achieve the Malabo goals and targets. (AllAfrica)

Body of Gabon Man Found - Port Elizabeth

[SAPS] Police in Port Elizabeth recovered the body of David Rene Roger Bellet-Brissaud (48) this afternoon, 19/04 from the Port Elizabeth harbour. (AllAfrica)

First Ladies Who Gave Birth to Presidents

[Nairobi News] A rare breed of women who were married to Presidents and gave birth to a presidents is slowly exiting the stage, the latest being former United States First Lady Barbara Bush. (AllAfrica)

History Beckons Masry Against Mounana

[CAF] Egyptian side El Masry are eyeing a historical mini-league stage berth when they host to Gabonese side Mounana on Tuesday in Port Said. Masry, who are having their second consecutive appearance in the second-tier continental club competition exited last year's edition at the same stage, and will be hoping to come out unscathed and reach the group stage for the first time. (AllAfrica)

Gabonese Ironman Contestant Disappears In The Middle of the Night

[News24Wire] Police are searching for a missing Ironman contestant who went missing in the early morning hours on Friday, ahead of this weekend's Ironman Africa championship in Port Elizabeth. (AllAfrica)

Bongo's Constitutional 'Power Grab' and the Resistance

[African Arguments] Sweeping constitutional changes mean Bongo could be president for life. Will Gabon's citizens show their displeasure at the ballot box this month? (AllAfrica)

Large Mammals Are Back in Gabon's Batéké Park

[The Conversation Africa] Monitoring mammal species is a crucial conservation tool. This is particularly true in ecological transition zones - geographical areas in which different habitats, like grassland and forest, meet and merge into one another. (AllAfrica)

Lack of Infrastructure a Let Down for Bongo Flava

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Music is business and that is a fact! The art is great, the enthusiasm is there and above all the creativity has been breathtaking, but even then all is not well in the performing arts in Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Public, Private Sector Workers On Indefinite Strike

[Cameroon Tribune] The action that began on March 12, 2018 is to press home demands for improvements in working conditions. (AllAfrica)

Why There May Be a Silver Lining to Ali Bongo's Power Grab

[The Conversation Africa] Despite Gabon's vast oil wealth a third of its citizens live on $1.25 a day or less. In fact, the country is best known for having had one of the longest serving leaders in modern times outside of a monarch. (AllAfrica)

Kagame, Bongo Discuss AU and ECCAS Development

[New Times] President Paul Kagame and his Gabonese counterpart, Ali Bongo Ondimba, yesterday met to deliberate on a range of issues including African Union, Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), and bilateral ties between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Gabon - Industrial Manganese Exports Expected

[Cameroon Tribune] At least 500 jobs are to be created as the country aims to become a global player. (AllAfrica)

Aubameyang Scores On Arsenal Debut, Sanchez Scores for United

[This Day] Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his Arsenal debut but was overshadowed by Aaron Ramsey's hat-trick in a 5-1 Premier League thrashing of Everton, while former Gunner Alexis Sanchez netted his first Manchester United goal yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Minister Bongani Bongo Attends African Union Heads of State Summit, 26 to 29 Jan

[Govt of SA] The Minister of State Security, Adv Bongani Bongo, MP, is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as part of the delegation of South African Ministers supporting HE President Zuma who is attending the AU Summit for Heads of State and Government. (AllAfrica)