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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.

Pressing Issues: Afcon fails to score high in quality stakes

2017-01-22 05:53

I’m sure that you have to agree with me that the 31st Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon are a bit of a disappointment, writes S'Busiso Mseleku.

African leaders who refused to stand down

2017-01-19 19:12

Before Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who has disputed his rival Adama Barrow's election victory, many African heads of state have attempted, in some cases successfully, over the past few years to remain in power beyond their legal mandate.

Ghana begin latest Cup of Nations bid, Egypt return

2017-01-16 10:10

Runners-up two years ago, Ghana start their latest bid to recapture the Africa Cup of Nations crown when they face Uganda in Port-Gentil in Group D.

Gabon ex minister jailed in rare anti-graft measure

2017-01-12 19:23

A powerful former minister and advisor to Gabon's President Ali Bongo has been jailed pending trial for graft in a rare move against corruption in the small oil-rich nation.

PICS: Lost bags forces Aubameyang to dress down

2017-01-06 14:11

Lost luggage left Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang under-dressed at African football's glitzy annual award ceremony.

Gabon vote 'anomalies' leave question over result - EU observers

2016-12-12 16:32

Anomalies during Gabon's disputed presidential election "call into question" the outcome of the August vote which saw Ali Bongo reelected, a final report by EU observers says.

 

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.

Backfire of the big shots

2017-01-22 05:52

If anything, the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon has once again proven that the gap between the top countries and small ones has narrowed, writes Timothy Molobi.

Shell Gabon sale to be finalised in January: source

2017-01-16 19:30

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will sign a deal to sell its Gabon oil assets to US fund Carlyle this month, a source close to the talks has said, as unions threatened further strike action.

World tunes in to explosive tournament

2017-01-15 06:10

If some of the continent’s best stars live up to their billing, this year’s Africa Cup of Nations promises oodles of action and excitement, writes Timothy Molobi.

GRAPHIC: AFCON 2017 - squads and fixtures

2017-01-08 06:01

Here's all the information you need for Afcon 2017.

Gabon's Ping urges security forces to defect

2016-12-25 09:00

Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping has called on the police and army to join in his fight against the contested re-election of President Ali Bongo.

Ex-Gabonese premier's son guilty in Och-Ziff bribery case

2016-12-10 10:05

The son of a former prime minister of Gabon has pleaded guilty in a US federal court to bribing African officials to win mining rights in a case connected to New York hedge fund Och-Ziff.

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