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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FC Lorient sign Gabon`s Didier Ndong
FC Lorient sign Gabon`s Didier Ndong

Gabonese international Didier Ndong has penned a four-and-a-half-year deal with Ligue 1 side FC Lorient, the French club announced on Saturday.

Marseille`s Mario Lemina refuses Gabon`s CAN call-up
Marseille`s Mario Lemina refuses Gabon`s CAN call-up

Marseille midfielder Mario Lemina has rejected his country of birth Gabon`s call after being named Sunday in their squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

New protests set in Gabon after deadly demo

Gabon braced for new protests on Sunday, the day after three people were killed in a demonstration against President Ali Bongo Ondimba, according to the opposition.

Concerns raised in Equatorial Guinea over Africa Cup of Nations
Concerns raised in Equatorial Guinea over Africa Cup of Nations

The unexpected arrival of the Africa Cup of Nations in less than two months time in Equatorial Guinea has caused concern over Ebola in the oil-rich former Spanish colony.

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.