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Amissa Bongo - Cyclist Didier Munyaneza Claims the White Jersey

[New Times] Team Rwanda cyclist Didier Munyaneza won the White Jersey-given to the upcoming rider in the 2019 Tropicale Amissa Bongo cyling event that came to a close on Sunday in Gabon. (AllAfrica)


Team Rwanda Embark on Amissa Bongo Title Defence

[New Times] Joseph Areruya, and Team Rwanda, begin their quest for title defence with the first stage of the 2019 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo on Monday - from Bongoville to Moanda covering a total of 100 kilometres. (AllAfrica)


Tropical Amissa Bongo - Six Cameroonian Cyclists to Pedal

[Cameroon Tribune] The list of cyclists to represent Cameroon at the competition that kicks off on January 21, 2017 was made public by the coach of the national cycling team. (AllAfrica)


The Coup in Gabon Surprised Everyone. Why Forecasts, and the Plot, Failed

[The Conversation Africa] Coups d'états have become increasingly rare across the world. (AllAfrica)


President Back Home After Prolonged Medical Absence

[Deutsche Welle] President Ali Bongo has returned to Gabon after receiving treatment for a stroke he had in October. His reappearance came a week after a coup attempt was thwarted and days after he appointed a new government. (AllAfrica)


Ailing President Bongo Arrives Back in Gabon, but Not for Long

[RFI] Gabon's President Ali Bongo arrived in Libreville overnight on Tuesday following several months of absence after suffering a stroke, just over a week after the country experienced an attempted coup d'etat. Bongo returned from Morocco to preside over a ceremony for the swearing-in of a new government. He is expected to return to Rabat shortly to continue his hospital treatment. (AllAfrica)


President Expected Home After Prolonged Medical Absence

[Deutsche Welle] President Ali Bongo is returning to Gabon after receiving treatment for a stroke he had in October, government sources say. It comes a week after a coup attempt was thwarted and days after he appointed a new government. (AllAfrica)


Gabon Gets New House Speaker and Government

[Cameroon Tribune] This follows the appointment of Julien Nkoghe Bekalé as new PM on January 12, 2019. (AllAfrica)


Gabonese Want Democracy, Reject Military Rule - Survey

[Afrobarometer] Libreville, Gabon -Despite massive public dissatisfaction with the status quo, Gabonese citizens strongly support democracy and reject military and one-man rule, Afrobarometer's most recent national survey shows. (AllAfrica)


Botched Coup Highlights Uncertain Future

[Deutsche Welle] After decades of political certainty, the central African nation has entered a state of political flux. An attempted coup has raised questions over who is actually in charge as the president recuperates abroad. (AllAfrica)


What Next After Failed Coup Attempt?

[RFI] Calm has returned to Libreville and internet has been restored, a day after a coup attempt aimed at overthrowing Gabon's government and President Ali Bongo. The ailing leader remains out of the country, recovering from an apparent stroke, and the opposition has seized upon the moment to express frustration over the 2016 elections and Bongo's health. (AllAfrica)


Gabon Closes Border With Cameroon After Failed Coup Attempt

[VOA] Gabon has closed border crossings with Cameroon since Monday's attempted coup against President Ali Bongo, halting trade and leaving Gabonese unable to return home. Goods and passengers destined for Gabon are stranded in Cameroon's border town of Kiossi. (AllAfrica)


Coup May Be Over, but Its Many Crises Are Not

[African Arguments] It's not just a few soldiers that are perturbed by Gabon's deepening political crises and President Bongo's ill health. (AllAfrica)


Foreign Affairs Says No Kenyans Affected in DR Congo and Gabon So Far

[Capital FM] Kenya -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has assured of the safety of Kenyans living in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon amid tension fueled by election jitters and a failed coup. (AllAfrica)


Buhari Reacts to Gabon Attempted Coup

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the military in Gabon to respect the constitution of the country and democracy. (AllAfrica)


Govt Condemns Attempted Gabon Coup

[SAnews.gov.za] The South African government has condemned the attempted coup d'état undertaken in the Republic of Gabon in the early hours of Monday morning. (AllAfrica)


Information Restricted After Coup Attempt

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Gabonese authorities not to restrict the flow of news and information and to guarantee the ability to journalists to work amid the turmoil following a coup attempt early yesterday morning, in which soldiers stormed into the national radio and TV station, RTG, and broadcast a call for an uprising. (AllAfrica)


Things are Under Control, Says Govt

[Premium Times] The Ali Bongo-led government in Gabon has announced that an attempt to topple the administration had failed and four of the plotters have been arrested and are in custody. (AllAfrica)


Coup Attempt 'Under Control,' Government Says

[Deutsche Welle] Soldiers went on state radio to say a recent speech had "reinforced doubts" in President Ali Bongo's ability to rule. The government has said the situation is under control after arresting the failed coup leader. (AllAfrica)


Govt Announces Arrest of Soldiers Attempting Coup

[allAfrica] Most of the soldiers who seized the headquarters of national radio in Libreville have been arrested, according to a government spokesperson. He said another one is on the run, reportedly calling them a "group of jokers". (AllAfrica)


Soldiers Seize Radio Station in Attempted Coup - Reports

[allAfrica] Soldiers in the Gabon army are being reported to be attempting a coup after taking over a radio station in the capital of Libreville. (AllAfrica)


Four Arrests After Coup Bid - Govt

[RFI] A reported coup d'etat in Gabon mounted by five military officers in the early hours of Monday morning has been thwarted, according to a government spokesman. (AllAfrica)


Who Is President Ali Bongo?

[Deutsche Welle] Gabon's president had made attempts to modernize his government, but he has struggled to escape the shadow of his father in the decade since he took power. (AllAfrica)


Gabon Soldiers Seize State Radio in Potential Coup Attempt

[Deutsche Welle] Shots were heard in Gabon's capital Libreville on Monday morning, as was an unusual state radio broadcast: Soldiers came on air to say a recent speech had "reinforced doubts" in President Ali Bongo's ability to rule. (AllAfrica)


U.S. Deploys Troops to Gabon Over Possible DR Congo Violence

[Deutsche Welle] Concerns are mounting that violence will erupt in DR Congo over last Sunday's contested election. The vote was marred by delays, irregularities and voting problems. (AllAfrica)


Premier League Stars Make CAF Award Final List

[Nation] As expected, reigning Player of the Year, Mohamed Salah, his Liverpool club-mate Sadio Mane and 2015 winner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, have made the top three for the most prestigious individual accolade in African football. (AllAfrica)


Salah, Mane, Aubameyang Again Make Shortlist for African Player of the Year Award

[Daily Trust] Forwards Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have again made the shortlist for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year award. (AllAfrica)


IMF Executive Board Completes the Third Review of Gabon's Extended Arrangement and Approves US$99 Million Disbursement

[IMF] On December 19, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of Gabon's economic program supported by an extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility [1]. Completion of the review enables the immediate disbursement of SDR 71.43 million (about US$99 million). This brings total disbursements under the arrangement so far to SDR 285.72 million (about US$395.9 million). (AllAfrica)


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)