Gabon

AU to send delegation to unrest-hit Gabon

The African Union said Monday it is ready to send a delegation to Gabon where a disputed election has sparked deadly violence in recent days, a statement said.

Sep 06, 2016, 04:57 AM IST

1,000 arrests in Gabon post-vote violence

Police arrested 1,000 people as security forces fanned out across Gabon`s capital Thursday after a night of riots and looting that erupted when President Ali Bongo was declared winner of disputed polls.

Sep 01, 2016, 23:18 PM IST

Opposition says Gabon security forces try to storm HQ

Gabon security forces were attempting to storm the opposition headquarters early Thursday, leaving several people injured, party leaders said, hours after President Ali Bongo claimed victory in contested polls.

Sep 01, 2016, 09:08 AM IST

UN chief calls for peaceful presidential election in Gabon

On the eve of the presidential election in Gabon, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on Gabonese to exercise their civic duty and hold the poll in a peaceful and credible manner.

Aug 27, 2016, 04:09 AM IST

Gabon President warns of election unrest

Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba has warned of possible unrest during the August 27 election which he said was the "strategy" of the opposition challenging his eligibility to seek a second seven-year term.

Aug 01, 2016, 07:59 AM IST

UN widens probe of fresh Central Africa sex abuse allegations

The United Nations on Wednesday said it has widened an investigation of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by foreign peacekeepers in Central African Republic and notified authorities in France, Gabon and Burundi about the charges.

Mar 31, 2016, 11:17 AM IST

All 54 African countries to attend India-Africa summit

All 54 countries, which have been invited, will be represented at the third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) that got underway here on Monday, a senior external affairs ministry official said.

Oct 27, 2015, 02:35 AM IST

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

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

Aug 04, 2015, 15:56 PM IST

Airtel selects Ericsson as LTE network supplier for Gabon

The company said agreement includes transformation of the existing mobile radio access and core network infrastructure.

Jul 27, 2015, 13:43 PM IST

Airtel selects Ericsson as LTE network supplier for Gabon

The company said agreement includes transformation of the existing mobile radio access and core network infrastructure.

Jul 27, 2015, 13:43 PM IST

Rubber plantation brings both work and worries to Gabon

When one of the world`s biggest traders of agricultural commodities went to Gabon`s government with a multi-million-dollar plan to produce rubber, the authorities jumped at the chance to diversify an oil-dependent economy.

May 20, 2015, 10:33 AM IST

Gabon opposition leader buried in home village

Gabon opposition leader Andre Mba Obame, who died last month in Cameroon, was on Monday buried in his home village of Medouneu near the country`s border with Equatorial Guinea, a member of his political party said.

May 05, 2015, 11:36 AM IST

Benin demands answers after embassy torched in Gabon

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

Apr 13, 2015, 20:36 PM IST

Unrest spreads in Gabon ahead of presidential poll

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.

Mar 17, 2015, 09:51 AM IST

Lion spotted in Gabon for first time in 20 years

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 said on Thursday.

Mar 13, 2015, 09:10 AM IST
African football at credibility crossroads

African football at credibility crossroads

African football sits at yet another crossroad in its search for credibility after farcical and violent scenes in Saturday`s quarter-finals at its showpiece event.

Feb 01, 2015, 17:13 PM IST
Hosts win through to Cup of Nations quarters

Hosts win through to Cup of Nations quarters

Hosts Equatorial Guinea advanced to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations amid emotional scenes on Sunday as second-half goals by Javier Balboa and Iban Edu secured a 2-0 win over Gabon in Bata.

Jan 26, 2015, 01:45 AM IST
Paul Put laments chances missed by Burkina Faso

Paul Put laments chances missed by Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso coach Paul Put was left to lament his side`s inability to find the net as they started their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Gabon on Saturday.

Jan 18, 2015, 09:39 AM IST
Africa Cup of Nations: Gabon get the better of wasteful Burkina Faso

Africa Cup of Nations: Gabon get the better of wasteful Burkina Faso

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set Gabon on their way to a 2-0 win against Burkina Faso in Bata on Saturday as they went top of Group A of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Jan 18, 2015, 09:35 AM IST
Hosts take centre stage in Africa Cup of Nations opener

Hosts take centre stage in Africa Cup of Nations opener

After a build-up dominated by off-field anxieties, the action finally begins on the pitch on Saturday as the 30th Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Equatorial Guinea.

Jan 17, 2015, 18:58 PM IST