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Hijack was a traumatic experience; no ransom paid: Captain

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 22:22

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.

MV Cotton released by pirates; all 24 Indian sailors safe

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 15:09

Pirates, who took over the Turkish tanker MV Cotton, have left the vessel a week after it was hijacked off the coast of Gabon in Africa.

Family members fear for safety of hijacked ship crew

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 14:48

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 07:57

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.

Bharti Airtel to invest $125 mn in Gabon

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 18:10

The investment of USD 125 million was announced by company on the sidelines of ?The New York Forum Africa?, held in Libreville, Gabon, the statement added.

Boat carrying illegal immigrants capsizes in Gabon, 30 dead

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 09:18

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

Last Updated: Monday, February 06, 2012, 08:17

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

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 10:30

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

Last Updated: Monday, November 07, 2011, 08:49

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.

RPP Infra bags Rs 1,500 crore housing project in Africa

Last Updated: Monday, August 29, 2011, 22:23

RPP Infra Projects Limited Monday said it has bagged a mass housing contract worth Rs 1,500 crore from the south-western African country of Gabon.

Gabon troops essential for French W Africa forces

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2011, 09:55

French PM said his country`s troops in Gabon will form the backbone of Paris` forces in West Africa.

Obama presses Gabon`s Bongo on human rights

Last Updated: Friday, June 10, 2011, 12:29

US President Barack Obama urged Gabon`s President Ali Bongo to root out corruption.