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.

Are African football players finally coming home?

2018-06-15 14:34

More and more European-born players of African descent are returning home, but Africa's 'muscle drain' is far from over.

New interim government in Gabon: official

2018-05-05 12:04

A new interim government was installed in Gabon on Friday, three days after the former administration resigned over delays in holding legislative elections, a presidency official has said.

Gabon's constitutional court dissolves parliament

2018-05-01 11:31

Gabon's constitutional court has dissolved the national parliament and called on the government to step down, criticising its failure to organise legislative elections as required.

Veolia seeks World Bank ruling in Gabon contract dispute

2018-03-09 16:45

French water and waste giant Veolia is to seek World Bank arbitration in a bitter dispute after Gabon cancelled its contract, the group has said, as Libreville has accused the firm of polluting the country.

Gabon accuses France's Veolia of pollution

2018-02-27 21:34

Gabon has accused Veolia of polluting in the country as the government and the French company wage an increasingly bitter dispute in public over the cancellation of a contract for water and electricity distribution.

Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 held

2018-01-22 16:54

Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country.

Gabon opposition leader prevented from flying to France

2018-01-15 18:05

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping was prevented from taking a flight to France by security forces who said he needed to stay over a judicial matter, he has said.

Chad FM warns of regional 'threat' after E Guinea coup bid

2018-01-04 18:30

Chad's Foreign Minister Mahamat Zen Cherif, in a visit to Equatorial Guinea after a bid to overthrow long-time President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, has condemned the attempted coup as a "major threat" to central Africa.


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.

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

2018-06-19 12:55

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.

Faith leaders, Pygmies join forces in fight for DRC forest

2018-05-31 18:00

Religious groups and delegates of the Pygmy people indigenous to the Democratic Republic of Congo have met to push forward with a campaign to protect the Congo Basin rainforest, participants have said.

Gabon's government steps down after election delays

2018-05-01 23:19

Gabon's government has resigned, the day after the constitutional court dissolved the national parliament and also called for the country's leadership to step down over election delays.

Gabon to quit UN peacekeeping force in CAR

2018-03-10 07:42

Gabon is to withdraw its forces from the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, a force known by its initials of MINUSCA

Off West Africa, navies team up in fight against piracy

2018-03-07 18:00

"Sir, we're going to handcuff you," a coast guard from Sao Tome tells a man accused of fishing illegally in the archipelago's waters.

Gabon fights elephant poachers with hi-tech tracker collars

2018-02-08 19:45

Ever tried to put a GPS real-time tracking collar on a five-ton animal? Well in Gabon conservationists have begun trying to use the devices on elephants; tracking and drugging the animals, before attaching the high-tech gadgets in a bid to stop poachers and ivory trafficking.

Former DRC army chief accused of coup bid held in Gabon

2018-01-17 12:02

Democratic Republic of Congo's former military chief, who has been accused by Kinshasa of an attempted coup against President Joseph Kabila in 2011, has been arrested in Gabon, sources say.

Gabon president defends constitutional change after parliament gives okay

2018-01-12 13:14

Gabonese President Ali Bongo has defended a plan to change the constitution after the fiercely-contested draft cleared a key hurdle.

Gabon leader pledges 'radical change' in New Year message

2018-01-01 09:23

Gabon's President Ali Bongo has vowed "radical change in governance" in the coming year and pledged to foster social cohesion among his citizens in his televised end-of-year speech on Sunday.

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