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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)

Chinese Top Political Advisor Holds Talks With Gabon's Senate Leader

[Focac] Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng and President of the Senate of Gabon Lucie Milebou held talks Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Wang Yi Meets With President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon

[Focac] On January 15, 2018 local time, President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon met with Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Presidential Palace in Libreville. (AllAfrica)

Wang Yi Holds Talks With Foreign Minister Noel Nelson Messone of Gabon

[Focac] On January 15, 2018 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Foreign Minister Noel Nelson Messone of Gabon in Libreville. (AllAfrica)

Gabon Appreciates China's Long-Term, Sincere Support - FM

[Focac] Libreville -Gabon's Foreign Minister Noel Nelson Messone on Monday expressed appreciation for China's long-term and sincere support for his country's development, hailing China as a reliable friend. (AllAfrica)

Handball - Angola Expected in Libreville On Monday

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan national senior men's handball team are expected in Libreville (Gabon) on Monday, wherec they will participate in the African Cp of Nations (CAN22018), to take place on anuary 17-27. (AllAfrica)

Chinese FM to Visit Africa During First New Year Trip

[Focac] Beijing -Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Rwanda, Angola, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe from Jan. 12 to 16, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday in Beijing. (AllAfrica)

Areruya to Lead Team Rwanda at La Tropicale Amissa Bongo

[New Times] Tour du Rwanda reigning champion Joseph Areruya and two-time winner Valens Ndayisenga will lead a star-studded Team Rwanda at the 2018 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo cycling race. (AllAfrica)

Ratings Agency Warns of Borrowing Difficulties

[Moody's] London -The risk of sovereign financing stress is building in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the peak of maturing international debt approaches and countries contend with deteriorating credit quality, rising interest rates and an untested institutional capacity to take mitigating action, Moody's Investors Service said in a report today. (AllAfrica)

IMF - Debt Service to Account for Over 60 Percent of Govt Revenue in Nigeria, Gabon, Angola

[This Day] Abuja -The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that debt servicing costs are becoming a burden, especially in oil-producing countries, noting that such costs were expected to absorb over 60 per cent of government revenues in 2017 in Nigeria, Angola and Gabon. (AllAfrica)

Canal+ Launches Triple Play in Gabon - Vivendi Africa Group Makes a Grab for Fixed Bandwidth Ftth Customers

[Balancing Act] London -Vivendi Africa Group is about to make its first big push in its strategy to position itself in francophone Africa as an FTTH provider. In alliance with French Pay TV provider Canal+ it is just starting to offer a Triple Play service in one of Africa's wealthier francophone countries, Gabon. (AllAfrica)

Inauguration 2017 - President of Gabon Arrives in Luanda

[ANGOP] Luanda -Gabon's president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, arrived at mid-morning this Tuesday to attend the inauguration ceremony of the President - elect, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço. (AllAfrica)

World Cup Qualifiers - Coach Unveils 26-Man Squad to Play Against Gabon

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco's coach Herve Renard on Tuesday unveiled the list of the 26 players who will play against Gabon on October 7th in Casablanca during the 5th round of African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup (Group C), the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) said. Cote d'Ivoire top Group C with 7 points, ahead of Morocco (6 pts) and Gabon (5pts), while Mali is in last place with 2 points. (AllAfrica)