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Pangolins Share Burrows With Bats in Potential 'Viral Melting Pot' - Scientists

[RFI] Scientists in Gabon have revealed how giant pangolins share their burrows with bats, potentially exposing the shy, nocturnal animals to viruses that could pass to humans in the central African markets where pangolins are slaughtered and traded. (AllAfrica)

Payments to Namibian Firm Flagged in U.S.

[Namibian] "For us, it is like operating a taxi ... we do not perform due diligence on clientele as charters are ad hoc and we operate within the realm of regulations ... with safety first being our priority," says Dianne Burger, a manager at charter company Wings Over Africa. (AllAfrica)

Gambia Must Stand Sturdy to Stun Gabon to Boost AFCON Qualification Chances

[The Point] The Gambia must stand strong to stun Gabon in their qualifiers match in November 2020 to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. (AllAfrica)

Germany, France Slam U.S. Over Sanctions Against ICC Chief Prosecutor

[DW] Germany calls US sanctions against the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda "a serious mistake" while France describes them as a "grave attack". (AllAfrica)

Hamza Barry to Miss Gambia, Gabon AFCON Qualifiers Spar

[The Point] Influential midfielder Hamza Barry is set to miss The Gambia's decisive 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers away to Gabon in November 2020. (AllAfrica)

A Vicious Attempt At Goals Galore - Gambia Call-Up 12 Strikers for Gabon

[Foroyaa] Tom Saintfiet's attempt at whitewashing Aubameyang's Gabon has been unveiled after he summoned twelve foreign-based Gambian strikers. (AllAfrica)

Bakery Jatta to Miss Gambia, Gabon AFCON Qualifiers Clash

[The Point] Hamburg SV prolific striker Bakery Jatta will miss Gambia's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers away to Gabon on March 26 in Franceville. (AllAfrica)

Independence Stadium to Be Close for Renovation Prior to Gambia, Gabon Afcon Clash

[The Point] Information gathered by The Point Sports desk has revealed that the Independence Stadium will be closed on March 1 for renovation prior to Gambia's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers game at home to Gabon on March 30. All morning training will start from 7am to 4pm. (AllAfrica)

Gambia, Gabon AFCON Qualifiers Tie Set for March 26

[The Point] Gambia senior national team; the Scorpions will play away to Gabon in the first-leg of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on 26 March in Franceville, according to the news emanating from Football House in Kanifing. (AllAfrica)

The Palm Oil Paradox - What Asia Can Learn From Gabon

[Daily Maverick] Palm oil is universally viewed as one of the most destructive monocultures globally, contributing to massive deforestation and wherever it is grown, exacerbating the climate crisis. But the biodiversity-rich African nation of Gabon is developing an innovative approach to offsetting its destructive environmental effects. (AllAfrica)

Unilateral Decisions of Guinea, Gabon to Open Consulates Can Never Legitimate Territory's Colonization

[SPS] Algiers -Algeria underlined Saturday that the serious unilateral decisions taken by Guinea and Gabon to open consulates in Western Sahara can under no circumstances legitimate the occupation of this territory nor question the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination. (AllAfrica)

Amissa Bongo 2020 - Team Rwanda Look for Strong Start

[New Times] Team Rwanda riders will be looking for a strong start when the 15th La Tropicale Amissa Bongo gets underway in Bitam, Gabon, on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Sports Ministry Tips Team Rwanda for Amissa Bongo Glory

[New Times] The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Sports, Didier Shema Maboko, has tipped Team Rwanda to shine at the 2020 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo race, which gets underway Monday. (AllAfrica)

US Rapper Ludacris Granted Gabon Citizenship

[Citizen] American rapper Ludacris aka Chris Bridges is a very happy man, this after he was granted Gabonese citizenship by the country's authorities yesterday. (AllAfrica)

From Parades to Punishments - 10 Headline LGBTI+ Stories in 2019

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -2019 brought change for many LGBT+ people, with some states launching crackdowns while others increased rights and freedoms (AllAfrica)

Gabon Bans Gay Sex As Global Pace of Reform Falters

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The central African country is the 70th country to ban consensual same-sex relations (AllAfrica)

IMF Executive Board Completes the Fourth and Fifth Reviews of the Extended Arrangement for Gabon, and Approves Us$123.5 Million Disbursement

[IMF] On December 16, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fourth and fifth reviews of Gabon's economic program supported by an extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility [i] . Completion of the review enables an immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR89.34 million (about US$123.5million). Today's Executive Board brings total disbursements under the arrangement so far to an amount equivalent to SDR375.06 million (about US$518.5 million). (AllAfrica)

'Future of Gabon' at Stake in Counterpoaching Fight

[VOA] Central Africa is fighting for the survival of the African forest elephant, with more than 70% of the population wiped out in the last 15 years. (AllAfrica)

IMF Staff Conclude Their 2019 Article Iv Consultation Mission and the Fourth and Fifth Reviews of the EFF Arrangement in Gabon

[IMF] End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Promotes Trade Cooperation Amongst African Nations, Returns Home From Gabon

[Govt of Liberia] Monrovia -The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has emphasized the importance of trade partnership amongst nations of Africa as a pathway to greater cooperation and development on the Continent. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Arrives in Gabon After Witnessing Signing of Liberia-Guinea Agreement

[Govt of Liberia] Friday, 11th October 2019 (AllAfrica)

President Bongo Makes Rare Public Appearance

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Gabonese President Ali Bongo made a surprise appearance at a stadium in the country's capital Libreville on Saturday October 5, 2019, Bloomberg reports. (AllAfrica)

President Receives Message From Gabonese Counterpart

[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, received on Thursday, in Luanda, a message from his Gabonese counterpart, Ali Bongo, about the ongoing political reforms in the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). (AllAfrica)

Fresh Questions Over Bongo's Fitness to Rule After UK Medical Trip

[RFI] Libreville has denied reports that President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who suffered a stroke last October while visiting Saudi Arabia, was in a London hospital in "worsening condition". (AllAfrica)

Wasteful Black Queens Triumph Over Gabon

[Ghanaian Times] The Black Queens of Ghana yesterday defeated the Les Pantherese of Gabon 2-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium to advance to the next stage of the 2020 Olympic Games football qualifiers on a 5-0 aggregate. (AllAfrica)

President Bongo in First Live Public Appearance After Stroke

[Vanguard] President Ali Bongo of Gabon on Friday made his first live appearance in public nearly 10 months after suffering a stroke, attending ceremonies in the capital Libreville, an AFP reporter saw. (AllAfrica)

Gabon's Media Regulator Does it Again, Suspending a Leading News Site

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that Gabon's media regulator, the High Authority for Communication (HAC), has shut down one of the country's most popular news websites for a month. The HAC keeps on harassing the media and this latest arbitrary sanction confirms its complete loss of credibility. (AllAfrica)

Gabon Appoints British-Born White Minister of Forests

[RFI] The British environmentalist Lee White has been appointed Gabon's new forestry minister, charged with fighting a high profile wood smuggling scandal. (AllAfrica)

RSF's Calls for Overhaul of Gabonese Media's 'Executioner'

[RSF] After another media outlet's arbitrary suspension by Gabon's High Authority for Communication (HAC), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an overhaul of the way this media regulator functions so that it fulfils its original role of defending press freedom instead of the government's interests. (AllAfrica)

President Kagame Visits Gabonese Counterpart

[New Times] President Kagame said he was happy to be in Gabon, a visit he said was part of efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Pres Weah Heads to Nigeria, Gabon

[Observer] Pres. Weah said he is leaving the country for official visits to Nigeria and Gabon. (AllAfrica)