Media watchdog slams Gabon over 'erosion' of freedom

2018-11-14 21:02

Freedom of the press is being eroded in Gabon, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has said, after the government suspended a newspaper for commenting on the hospitalisation of President Ali Bongo.

Gabon: Government says president recovering in Saudi Arabia

2018-11-12 10:02

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba is recovering from an undisclosed illness in Saudi Arabia and still performing his duties, a statement says amid mounting speculation about his health.

In Gabon, questions surge over absent president

2018-11-08 05:46

Political speculation and concerns for the economy have gone into overdrive in Gabon as questions grow over the fate of President Ali Bongo who was hospitalised in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago.

Gabon suspends Cameroon TV station over 'fake' Bongo death report

2018-10-31 17:38

A private Cameroonian television station has been barred from broadcasting for six months in neighbouring Gabon after erroneously reporting the death of President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who is in hospital in Saudi Arabia suffering from exhaustion, Libreville authorities have said.

Top Africa stories: Zim war veterans, Chamisa vows mass protests

2018-10-30 08:02

War veterans have besieged Zimbabwe's ruling party headquarters, demanding the sacking of top officials, and MDC's Nelson Chamisa says his party is planning mass protests to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa out of power

Gabon ruling party in pole position as final round vote starts

2018-10-27 20:06

Gabon has begun voting in the second round of legislative elections with the party of President Ali Bongo, whose family has ruled the country for nearly 50 years, coasting towards victory.

Gabon ruling party wins first round of parliamentary vote

2018-10-14 07:31

Gabon's ruling party won just over half of the parliamentary seats in the first round of legislative elections in a vote marred by low turnout, the elections committee said.

Gabon votes for first time since violence-marred 2016 election

2018-10-07 11:54

Oil-rich Gabon, ruled by the same political dynasty for nearly half a century, voted on Saturday in long-delayed legislative and municipal polls, the first since a presidential election two years ago that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of

ICC will not investigate post-poll violence in Gabon

2018-09-22 17:28

The International Criminal Court will not open a formal investigation into claims of post-election violence following the disputed 2016 presidential election, an ICC prosecutor has said.

Gabon to keep troops in UN mission in CAR

2018-07-05 21:10

Gabon said it will keep its 444 troops in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, reversing a decision to quit after allegations of abuse were made against the contingent.


Gabon opposition party raises temperature on Bongo's health

2018-11-13 17:38

A Gabonese opposition party has accused the government of peddling a "lie" over the health of President Ali Bongo after he was hospitalised in Saudi Arabia nearly three weeks ago.

Gabon ruling party panel urges clarity over hospitalised president

2018-11-09 10:05

Senior figures in Gabon's ruling party have called on the government to clarify the condition of President Ali Bongo, whose hospitalisation in Saudi Arabia has fuelled speculation that he is incapacitated.

Top Africa stories: Namibian farmer to sue govt, court denies ex-Mugabe ally access to passport

2018-11-01 08:15

A Namibian farmer has threatened to sue the government for leasing four farms to a Russian billionaire, and Zimbabwe's former local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has been denied access to his passport for a "business trip" to SA.

Ruling party takes 'lion's share' in Gabon election: official

2018-10-31 12:41

The ruling party in Gabon has won a large parliamentary majority in an election that ended at the weekend, taking 98 of the 143 seats in the National Assembly, according to official results.

Gabon official websites hacked: Anonymous group

2018-10-29 10:30

The Anonymous hackers collective has claimed it hacked into more than 70 Gabon government websites, as part of what it called a campaign against dictatorships.

Gabon president hospitalised in Riyadh: Saudi media

2018-10-26 16:46

Gabonese President Ali Bongo has been hospitalised in Riyadh, Saudi state media has said, without giving more details.

Gabon ruling party claims first-round election landslide

2018-10-08 16:32

Gabonese President Ali Bongo's ruling party has won a legislative election by a landslide in the first round, the presidency says.

Gabon hails 'brave' ICC decision not to probe violence claims

2018-09-23 08:43

Gabon has hailed as "brave" a decision by the International Criminal Court not to open a formal probe into claims of violence after a disputed presidential poll in a country ruled by the same family for nearly 50 years.

Tanker missing off Gabon with 17 sailors onboard

2018-08-21 19:21

A tanker is missing off the coast of Gabon with 17 Georgian sailors on board, officials have said.

Gabon struggles to stem tide of child trafficking

2018-07-04 15:24

Senami, a 13-year-old girl, was purchased in Benin.

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