West Africa bets on Brazilian style oil jackpot

2013-11-29 17:00

Investors are stepping up the hunt for hundreds of billions of dollars worth of oil beneath a deep submerged salt crust off West Africa's shore.

Teachers hit out at Gabon government

2013-11-27 11:29

Classrooms stuffed with 100 students, teachers striking over woeful pay and pupils taking to the streets in protest: Gabon’s education system is far from top of the class.

Fake govt employees unmasked

2013-09-05 12:00

A corruption investigation in Gabon has revealed about 3 000 fake civil servants who receive salaries despite holding no official positions, officials say.

Pirates release hijacked oil tanker

2013-07-22 21:02

Turkey's ambassador to Gabon says pirates have released an oil tanker hijacked last week off the West African country's coast, leaving its 24-member crew unharmed.

Gabon moves to tackle child exploitation

2013-07-17 11:10

In 10 years, more than 700 children have been rescued from exploitation as virtual slaves and repatriated in Gabon, according to the UN Children's Fund.

Gabon: 1000s march against killings

2013-05-11 22:43

Thousands of Gabonese people have marched to protest ritual killings, in which people are murdered so their body parts can be used in amulets to bring good luck.

Gabon oil workers suspend strike

2013-03-17 22:10

Gabon's oil workers union says it has suspended a week-long strike after the government agreed to improve working conditions.

Gabon opposition leader ready to fight

2013-01-28 22:04

Gabon's main opposition leader Andre Mba Obame, who has been absent from politics for five months because of poor health, will soon return to politics.

CAR peace talks begin in Gabon

2013-01-09 17:33

Three-way peace talks between the Central African government, a rebel coalition that conquered much of the country over the past month and the political opposition have begun in Gabon.


Gabon looking for SA investors

2013-11-27 13:41

A delegation from the oil rich country of Gabon, which has many bilateral relations with South Africa, is looking for investors during a mission to SA.

All set for Mali president's inauguration

2013-09-18 10:51

Leaders from Morocco to Gabon are set to cheer on the inauguration of Mali’s new president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in a show of African unity as Mali enters a new era of democracy.

Gabon: 3 000 fake govt employees unmasked

2013-09-05 09:30

A corruption investigation in Gabon has revealed the existence of at least 3 000 fake civil servants who receive monthly government salaries despite holding no official positions, officials say.

Pirates hijack tanker off Gabon

2013-07-17 19:51

Pirates have hijacked an oil products tanker with 24 crew on-board off the Gabon coast, the vessel's operator says.

10 dead, 20 missing as Gabon boat sinks

2013-06-21 20:05

Ten people drowned and another 20 remain unaccounted for after a boat carrying West African clandestine migrants sank off the coast of Gabon.

BHP freezes Gabon mining projects

2013-04-02 13:02

BHP Billiton is halting all its projects in Gabon, dashing government hopes for sizeable investments in manganese and iron ore production, a source says.

50% of Gabon elephants killed since 2004

2013-02-06 22:29

More than half of Gabon's elephant population has been killed by poachers since 2004 despite ramped up security measures to try to stop the slaughter.

'Dangerous' convicts in Gabon jailbreak

2013-01-11 22:00

Thirty-two convicts described by police as highly dangerous, were at large Friday in eastern Gabon after breaking out of jail, a police officer said Friday.

CAR prepares for peace talks

2013-01-07 21:08

Embattled President Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic is in Brazzaville for talks with his Congolese counterpart, who is poised to mediate in talks between Bangui and a rebel alliance.

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