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.

Returning Gabon opposition chief still claims he won

2016-11-27 14:05

Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping has once more declared himself "president-elect" as he returned home, claiming he had the support of multiple foreign countries after a month abroad.

African citizens have very low levels of trust in how elections are run

2016-10-07 11:58

National electoral commissions are crucial in shaping public perceptions of how well democracy is working. Poor electoral management can enable fraud and produce political alienation.

Top Africa stories: Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Gabon, Libya

2016-10-03 17:22

Mugabe set to attend Lesotho's independence celebration after shunning similar invite from Botswana, More than 50 people die in a stampede in Ethiopia, and Gabon unveils inclusive cabinet.


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.

Gabon delays parliamentary poll, citing 'force majeur'

2016-12-04 14:32

Gabon's parliamentary elections, which had been due to take place this month, have been postponed for up to seven months, the interior ministry said, citing a lack of funds.

Gabonese doctor with 'damning report' on poll unrest freed

2016-10-16 14:07

A Gabonese doctor who compiled a "damning report" on the post-electoral violence that rocked the oil-rich central African nation has been released after more than a week in detention, her lawyer and a civil society group say.

Gabon: No sign in sight of a family dynasty being displaced

2016-10-06 14:03

Ali Bongo seems to have won Gabon's elections. Yet his contested "victory" has radically changed the political field in this soft democracy, one of Africa's richest and most stable, writes Florence Bernault.

EU observers were wiretapped during Gabon vote - report

2016-10-03 10:49

Gabonese intelligence wiretapped EU election observers who voiced grave doubts over the outcome of hotly disputed August 27 polls in the oil-rich central African nation, a report says.

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