Portugal`s Jorge Costa to coach Gabon

Former Portuguese international defender Jorge Costa has been appointed coach of Gabon, replacing compatriot Paulo Duarte, the national federation confirmed on Friday.

Burundi eye CHAN last-eight after late show

Burundi on Saturday left it late to shoot to the top of Group D of the 2014 CHAN after they stunned Mauritania 3-2 in Durban.

Hijack was a traumatic experience; no ransom paid: Captain

After being in captivity of pirates for over a week, captain of oil tanker that was hijacked on July 15 near Gabon off West African coast said it was a traumatic experience, but no ransom was paid.

Family members fear for safety of hijacked ship crew

Family members of the captain urged the Ministry of External Affairs to take urgent steps to bring back crew members of Turkish oil-chemical tanker.

Ship with 24 Indian crew hijacked off west Africa

A Turkish oil-chemical tanker with an all Indian crew of 24 has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of the West African nation Gabon.

Boat carrying illegal immigrants capsizes in Gabon, 30 dead

At least 30 people died when a boat, carrying 60 illegal immigrants, capsized off the coast of Gabon, a west African country, Xinhua reported.

Home hopes end but Ghana still alive

Home hopes crumbled for Gabon in the lottery of a penalty shootout at the African Nations Cup on Sunday but Ghana’s hopeful search to end a long drought at the finals continued.

Gabon, Tunisia through with last-gasp goals

The African Nations Cup provided a double helping of last-minute drama on Friday as Tunisia beat Niger 2-1 and co-hosts Gabon stunned Morocco 3-2 to reach the quarter-finals.

Injured Kaka out of Brazil squad for friendlies

The Brazilian football federation says Real Madrid players Kaka and Marcelo have been dropped from Brazil’s squad for upcoming friendlies against Gabon and Egypt.

Gabon name African Nations Cup squad

Gabon coach Alain Giresse has named the following 23-man squad for the African Nations Cup finals, which kick off in Angola on Jan. 10:

Gabon name African Nations Cup squad

Gabon coach Alain Giresse has named the following 23-man squad for the African Nations Cup finals, which kick off in Angola on Jan. 10:

Gunfire in Gabon`s 2nd-largest city

Fearing more violence after the late dictator Omar Bongo`s son won Presidential Elections, the capital of this former French colony seemed like a ghost town on Friday.

French consulate torched as Bongo wins Gabon vote

Opposition supporters went on the rampage across oil-rich Gabon Thursday, torching a French consulate and attacking a prison, after the son of the country`s late leader was declared winner of a bitter presidential election.

Gabon elects new president after Bongo`s 41-year rule

Gabon votes in Presidential Elections on Sunday to replace Omar Bongo Ondimba, who ruled the oil-rich nation for 41 years before his death in June, with his son seen as a favourite to win.