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Gabon mulls amnesty for post-election violence

2017-09-14 13:00

Gabon is considering an amnesty for people involved in last year's deadly post-electoral violence, Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet says.

Gabon bans opposition leaders from leaving the country

2017-09-04 12:34

Gabon has announced a ban on opposition leaders, including former top African Union official Jean Ping, from leaving the country in what it says is a "temporary, administrative measure".

Mugabe slams SA, Nigeria over slain Gaddafi – reports

2017-08-31 10:32

President Robert Mugabe has criticised the 2011 decision made by African countries that voted in favour of a resolution by western countries to invade Libya resulting in the killing of Libyan long time leader Muammar Gaddafi, reports say.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Masire, Gabon

2017-06-29 08:22

Scores of Zimbabweans living in SA have stormed the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria, and Several African dignitaries are in Botswana for the memorial and funeral service of former president Sir Ketumile Masire.

Call for more electric fences to stop elephants destroying Gabon crops

2017-06-18 14:30

For several months, electric fences have been put up in Gabon as part of a new programme to stop the country's 40 000 forest elephants from destroying crops.

Gabon TV host suspended after Bongo 'death' blunder

2017-06-10 20:58

A newsreader for Gabon state television has been taken off the air after mistakenly announcing the death of President Ali Bongo, the channel has said.

Gabon president launches 'dialogue' after election unrest

2017-03-28 16:08

Gabonese President Ali Bongo has launched a forum of political and social groups on resolving a crisis sparked by his re-election last year, but the talks are boycotted by his rival Jean Ping.

Lions hungry for victory in Afcon final

2017-02-05 06:04

Egypt are firm favourites to win Afcon 2017, but inexperienced Cameroon may cause a surprise upset.

El-Hadary is simply unmatchable

2017-02-05 06:04

When Essam El-Hadary, the Egypt goalkeeper who will start in the Afcon final made his international debut, his current team-mate Ramadan Sobhi had not yet been born.

Voodoo of Afcon win

2017-01-29 06:14

Tournament winners have not progressed beyond the first round or defended the title since 2010. Ivory Coast’s early elimination is a case in point, writes Timothy Molobi.

 

Gabon lifts travel ban on opposition leaders

2017-09-09 19:01

Gabon's opposition leaders, including former African Union chief Jean Ping, are free to travel again, the government has said, nearly a week after banning them from leaving the country.

France calls off probe into Gabon elite's wealth

2017-08-31 11:51

French judges have ended their investigation into the substantial assets of Gabon's late president Omar Bongo and his family, none of whom have been charged, sources close to the case say.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Buhari, Gabon

2017-07-26 20:01

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly admitted that her two sons have become wild, and a court has freed a Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari

Gabon opposition figure held after threats to Bongo

2017-06-28 15:01

A Gabonese opposition figure who earlier this month threatened violence if President Ali Bongo failed to resign has been placed in preventive custody, the state prosecutor says.

Gabon probes threats to leader before ICC visit

2017-06-18 10:00

Gabon authorities say they are investigating threats by a critic of President Ali Bongo, including an ultimatum to step down before the arrival of an international criminal court team.

Calabar: slave trade to people trafficking in SE Nigeria

2017-05-31 17:00

They travel thousands of kilometres across west Africa to get to the southeast Nigerian city of Calabar where small boats are supposed to take them to a better life.

Shell sells Gabon onshore energy assets

2017-03-24 16:27

Royal Dutch Shell says that it sold its onshore oil and gas interests in the central African nation of Gabon for $587m to private equity firm Carlyle Group,.

Grant smarting over Black Stars defeat at Afcon

2017-02-05 06:04

After failing to power Ghana to a successive Afcon final, team boss Avram Grant is unable to say what his future with the team will be.

Africa’s pageant is such a ball

2017-02-05 06:04

With top stars failing to live up to their pre-tournament billing, the 2017 Afcon has not been without its fair share of drama, writes Timothy Molobi.

Zimbabwe learn their lesson

2017-01-22 05:53

Zimbabwe captain Willard Katsande has expressed disappointment and anger at their overall showing at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

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