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Gabon police charge at protesters, beat cameraman

2016-07-24 10:48

Security forces in Gabon violently charged at demonstrators gathering in Libreville in the lead-up to presidential elections and beat an AFP cameraman covering the protest, a colleague says.

Shell eyes $700mln exit from Gabon - sources

2016-04-21 19:46

Royal Dutch Shell is working on selling out of its onshore assets in Gabon, according to two sources familiar with the matter, seeking to refocus its African presence.

Gabon's President Bongo to run for re-election

2016-02-29 18:04

President Ali Bongo Ondimba, whose father ruled oil-rich Gabon for 41 years, will seek a second term.

Olam starts Gabonese rubber production

2016-01-15 12:45

Olam says it will start rubber production from plantations it owns in a venture with Gabon's government and intends selling rubber to Michelin.

Gabon teachers launch one-month strike

2016-01-04 22:21

Teachers in Gabon have launched a one-month strike over demands for bonuses and unpaid salaries, less than a year after a wage dispute closed many schools.

African nations, donors agree plan to protect Congo forests

2015-09-30 10:50

Six African nations have agreed with donors on a plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo basin, the second biggest in the world after the Amazon’s to help ease poverty and combat climate change.

Gabon president says giving inheritance to country's youth

2015-08-18 11:24

Gabon President Ali Bongo says he would give "all his share of the inheritance" from his long-ruling father Omar Bongo Ondimba to "the Gabonese youth" in a speech marking the 55th anniversary of independence.

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.

 

Gabon presidential candidate in police standoff

2016-06-03 21:23

Former top African Union official Jean Ping, who is running in Gabon's upcoming presidential elections, has shunned a police summons.

1 dead, 6 wounded in Gabon oil site explosion

2016-03-14 09:20

One person was killed and 6 wounded in an explosion at an oil site in southwest Gabon run by a subsidiary of Chinese energy giant Sinopec, officials say.

Gabon artisanal gold miners struggle to survive

2016-02-17 17:00

Gabon's government now requires that miners panning for gold must sell what they find to the state.

Gabon launches spin-off parenting TV series

2016-01-11 20:03

A soon-to-be-released African spin-off of a popular French series on the travails of parenting, made in Gabon, captures a continent divided between tradition and modernity.

Top civil servants probed over hardwood traffic in Gabon

2015-11-27 19:32

Security agents in Gabon are investigating several top civil servants, including an advisor to the president, for illegal trafficking in a precious hardwood, a source close to the government says.

Gabon leader names new opposition figure to Cabinet

2015-09-14 09:13

Gabon’s president has named a new opposition figure to a senior ministerial post a day after another senior opponent declined the job, in a set back to his efforts to forge a united government ahead of next year’s election.

Gabon leader's chief-of-staff freed after being held in Paris

2015-08-04 14:53

The Gabonese president’s chief-of-staff has been freed after being briefly detained at a Paris airport on suspicion of corruption as he was about to fly back to Libreville.

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.

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