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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)

Speech By High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini At the European Parliament Urgency Debate On Gabon

[PR Newswire] Brussels -Mr President, one year after the heavily contested presidential elections in Gabon, the situation has reached a stalemate, with no prospect of a political solution to the country's divisions and to the crisis. (AllAfrica)

Bongo DCE Welcomes First-Timers to School

[Ghana Govt.] The District Chief Executive [DCE] for Bongo in the Upper East Region, Hon. Peter Ayamga Ayinbisa has formally welcomed several tens of first-time pupils into the formal school system at some selected schools across the district. (AllAfrica)

How Ivory Fell Into the Hands of Organized Criminal Syndicates

[IPS] Cambridge -"Ivory is like a drug and you have to be careful with it. If you are serious and desire it, you can get all you want, but you have to be patient and act very carefully," a Cameroonian man selling ivory items from a network of shops across Central Africa, told TRAFFIC investigators in 2014. (AllAfrica)

Elections Still a Weak Spot in Central Africa

[Africa Renewal] The special representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), François Louncény Fall, appeared before the UN Security Council in June to brief it on the situation in the Central African region. (AllAfrica)

French Judge Probes Gabon Post-Election Violence

[RFI] A French judge will investigate alleged crimes against humanity committed in Gabon during post-election violence last year. (AllAfrica)

Gabon Pledges to Protect Forests in Regional Drive to Save Congo Basin

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Protecting forests is widely seen as one of the cheapest and most effective ways to reduce the emissions driving global warming (AllAfrica)

Who's Got the Funk? Ali Bongo's Got the Funk!

[allAfrica] French magazine Jeune Afrique has revealed the secrets of some African presidents before they took power, reports Cameroon Info. (AllAfrica)

All Must Crusade Against Child Labour - Bongo Dce

[Ghana Govt.] The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bongo in the Upper East Region, Mr Ayinbisa Ayamga Peter, has called on students in Ghana to be ambassadors and advocates against child labour and other forms of violations against children for they are among the category of persons who often suffer these abuses. (AllAfrica)

2017 Bece Underway in Bongo With 1,852 Candidates

[Ghana Govt.] The 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), which began on Monday is going on smoothly in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region with 1,852 candidates from about 53 Junior High Schools writing the prescribed papers. (AllAfrica)

David Roddie Elated At Working With Bongo Flava Artistes

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -One month ago news broke that Bongo Flava artiste Malaika who has now rebranded as Queen Malaika had signed a deal with Scottish producer David Roddie who owns Urban Studios in Glasgow. (AllAfrica)

Senator George Weah Visits President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon

[FrontPageAfrica] Liberville -Montserrado County Senator George M. Weah, political leader of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change along with his Vice Standard Bearer and Senator Jewel Howard Taylor of Bong County, Thursday paid a courtesy visit on the President of Gabon, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba at the presidential palace in Liberville, Gabon. (AllAfrica)

Old Guards Left Out As Cranes Regroup

[Monitor] Kampala -The Cranes regrouped yesterday ahead of their first competitive fixture since featuring at Afcon in Gabon at the start of the year. (AllAfrica)

China, Gabon Pledge to Deepen Legislature Cooperation

[Focac] Libreville -China and Gabon have pledged to deepen exchanges and cooperation of their legislative bodies. (AllAfrica)

Three Serengeti Boys Scouted by European Clubs

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -They may be out of the tournament, but the national Under-17 soccer team players won many a heart at the 2017 Africa Youth Cup of Nations in Libreville, Gabon for the artistic way they approached the game. (AllAfrica)