Gabon


Kevazingo, Gabon's sacred tree loved by Chinese

2015-06-22 17:54

Timber from the rare Kevazingo tree is highly valued in Asia.

Gabon opposition leader buried in home village

2015-05-05 08:57

Gabon opposition leader Andre Mba Obame who died last month in Cameroon, has been buried in his home village of Medouneu, a member of his political party says.

Benin demands answers after embassy gets torched in Gabon

2015-04-14 14:01

Benin has demanded an 'official explanation' of the torching of its embassy in Gabon during unrest that broke out after the announcement that a senior Gabonese opposition leader had died.

Unrest spreads in Gabon ahead of presidential poll

2015-03-17 05:59

Strikes in schools, hospitals and in private business, along with a drop in vital oil revenues, have brought turbulent times for Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba.

Ex-African Union head charged with torture

2015-01-16 09:00

Gabon's leading opposition figure and former AU head has been charged with imprisoning and torturing people who attacked his home, risking up to 10 years in prison and possible elimination from the 2016 presidential election.

Bafana gallop past Mali

2015-01-14 18:19

Bafana Bafana have finished their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations preparations with an impressive 3-0 win over Mali in Gabon.

Gabon pays investors over $700m in arrears

2014-11-12 20:03

Gabon has paid back more than $700m in debt owed to private companies and plans to make another payment by the end of 2014, the Presidency says.

Gabon poachers decimate pangolin

2014-08-19 19:56

The scaly-skinned pangolin is under threat in Gabon as demand for the small mammal surges in Asia, where it is used in traditional medicine.

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.

 

DNA sleuthing pinpoints two African elephant poaching hot spots

2015-06-19 08:05

DNA testing on tons of ivory seized from traffickers has identified two elephant poaching "hot spots" in Africa.

Crowds prevent Gabon opposition leader's body being flown home

2015-04-30 09:14

Gabonese authorities have been unable to transfer the body of long-time opposition figure Andre Mba Obame from Libreville to his stronghold in the north due to the huge crowd of supporters thronging the capital.

Frenchman fights to make Gabon a gorilla haven

2015-03-23 09:56

Photographer and wildlife lover Max Hurdebourcq has been working in Gabon for seven years, mending relations between gorillas and humans by protecting the primates' natural habitat.

Lion spotted in Gabon for first time in 20 years

2015-03-13 09:05

A lion has been spotted in Gabon for the first time in nearly 20 years, raising hopes the animals long feared extinct in the country could be returning, conservationists say.

Bafana stuck to game plan: Mashaba

2015-01-14 19:02

Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has praised his charges for sticking to their game plan following their impressive win over Mali.

Gabon police break up opposition rally, 1 killed

2014-12-21 14:10

Gabon's prosecutor says one person was killed after opposition protesters went ahead with a banned rally, prompting security forces to respond with tear gas in a bid to disperse the crowd.

No place to hide for Africa's pangolins

2014-09-17 20:02

Alongside dirt roads twisting through the dense tropical forests of Gabon, the scaly bodies of lifeless long-snouted pangolins dangle from sticks stuck in the ground by hunters.

Gabon seeks to diversify economy

2014-05-26 12:07

Gabon wants to lure investors into its mining, manufacturing and tourism sectors as it tries to reduce its dependence on oil exports and court capital.

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.

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