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Six Red Cross workers killed in Central African Republic

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Gabon probes threats to leader before ICC visit

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Europe beckons for U17 trio

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Serengeti Boys Watakata AFCON U17

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Nyota Serengeti Boys wataka ubingwa Gabon

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Au Gabon, sauver les éléphants en protégeant les hommes

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PSG fan kills friend over mockery

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Le groupe Bolloré et le Gabon trouvent un arrangement
On efface tout et on recommence. Après plusieurs années d’une relation difficile, puis des mois de fortes tensions et un début de procédure devant une cour d’arbitrage, l’État du Gabon et le groupe Bolloré ont fini par trouver un accord à l’amiable au sujet du port d’Owendo, situé à une vingtaine de kilomètres au sud de la capitale, Libreville.   Read More ...
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World Cup qualifiers: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back to help Gabon
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to Gabon’s squad for their World Cup qualifier against Morocco in just over a week after missing their last two matches, he said on Friday. The Borussia Dortmund marksman was a surprise absentee as Gabon lost 3-0 at home to Ivory Coast on Sept. 2 but then three days later upset them 2-1 away to keep alive hopes of a place at next year’s finals in Russia   Read More ...
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Aubameyang back to help Gabon’s World Cup bid
LIBREVILLE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to Gabon’s squad for their World Cup qualifier against Morocco in just over a week after missing their last two matches, he said on Friday. The Borussia Dortmund marksman was a surprise absentee as Gabon lost 3-0 at home to Ivory Coast on Sept. 2 but then three days later upset them 2-1 away to keep alive hopes of a place at next year’s finals in Russia   Read More ...
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Aubameyang back to help Gabon’s World Cup bid
LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to Gabon’s squad for their World Cup qualifier against Morocco in just over a week after missing their last two matches, he said on Friday. The Borussia Dortmund marksman was a surprise absentee as Gabon lost 3-0 at home to Ivory Coast on Sept. 2 but then three days later upset them 2-1 away to keep alive hopes of a place at next year’s finals in Russia   Read More ...
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Le rap, la vraie force politique du Gabon ?
Jeudi 17 août 2017, sur le bord de mer jouxtant la présidence, le Gabon célébrait ses 57 ans d’indépendance par la tenue d’un grand concert populaire à Libreville. Comme à l’accoutumée, la communion nationale devait s’opérer par la fête et le divertissement. Des stars de hip-hop avaient été invitées pour attirer la jeunesse : Ba’Ponga, Tris, Tina ou Ndoman du côté rap ; Unknown Dimension et Scorpion pour les groupes de danse hip-hop ; Shan’l pour le RnB et l’afro-pop   Read More ...
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Wildlife groups accused of funding abuses against Pygmies in Africa
Libreville - Wildlife guards funded by the WWF and other conservation groups have carried out systematic abuses against tribes in central Africa, an activist group claimed on Monday. Survival International, a British rights group, published a report containing more than 200 reported incidents against the Baka and Bayaka Pygmies in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic since 1989   Read More ...
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One-fourth of Centrafricans displaced by conflict: UN
Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Simmering unrest and clashes in the chronically unstable Central African Republic has led a “record number” of 1.1 million people — about a fourth of the population — to flee their homes, the UN said Friday. UN High Commissioner for Refugees spokesman Andrej Mahecic said the actual numbers could be far higher. “The number of refugees may be much more because thousands of people find themselves in remote and often inaccessible areas,” it said in a statement, saying that about 167,000 people had fled to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Animosity | 
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Disappearances in Gabon and Lithuania
UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances issues findings on Gabon and Lithuania. GENEVA (15 September 2017) – The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances has published its findings on Gabon and Lithuania, which it reviewed during its latest session, held from 4 to 15 September in Geneva.The findings cover how the respective State is doing with regard to implementing the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, detailing positive developments, main areas of concern, and recommendations for action   Read More ...
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Gabon mulls amnesty for post-election violence
Libreville - Gabon is considering an amnesty for people involved in last year's deadly post-electoral violence, Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet said Wednesday. President Ali Bongo's re-election in August 2016, by just a few thousand votes, led opposition leader Jean Ping to accuse the administration of electoral fraud. Violence broke out days after the vote, and opposition figures say more than 50 people were killed in clashes   Read More ...
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Gabon lifts travel ban on opposition leaders
Libreville - Gabon's opposition leaders, including former African Union chief Jean Ping, are free to travel again, the government said on Saturday, nearly a week after banning them from leaving the country. The interior ministry grounded the politicians, opponents of President Ali Bongo, on Sunday because of "inflammatory comments by Jean Ping" calling for "public disorder, rebellion and insurrection". But as of Friday evening "public order and internal security" were no longer threatened, the ministry said   Read More ...
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'Horrifying surge' of violence in C. Africa: Amnesty
Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Civilians in a central province of the strife-torn Central African Republic are enduring “a horrifying surge in torture, pillage and forced displacement”, Amnesty International reported Friday. “Women have been raped, men murdered, villages destroyed, and the region’s UN peacekeeping force has proved ineffective in stemming these abuses,” Joanne Mariner, the rights group’s senior crisis response adviser, said in a statement   Read More ...
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'Horrifying surge' of violence in CAR: Amnesty
Libreville - Civilians in a central province of the strife-torn Central African Republic are enduring "a horrifying surge in torture, pillage and forced displacement", Amnesty International reported on Friday. "Women have been raped, men murdered, villages destroyed, and the region's UN peacekeeping force has proved ineffective in stemming these abuses," Joanne Mariner, the rights group's senior crisis response adviser, said in a statement   Read More ...
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Gabon bans opposition leaders from leaving the country
Libreville - Gabon on Sunday announced a ban on opposition leaders, including former top African Union official Jean Ping, from leaving the country in what it said was a "temporary, administrative measure". "This measure follows inflammatory comments by Jean Ping on August 18 when he called for public disorder, rebellion and insurrection," interior ministry spokesperson Jean-Eric Nziengui Mangala said. Ping, a 74-year-old career diplomat, was narrowly defeated by incumbent Ali Bongo in Gabon's August presidential election and accused the administration of electoral fraud   Read More ...
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Tags: Opposition |  Opposition Leader | 
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Gabon-Côte d'Ivoire finalement joué à Libreville
Libreville - Le match de football Gabon-Côte d'Ivoire aura finalement lieu comme initialement prévu samedi à Libreville et ne sera pas délocalisé à Franceville, a indiqué jeudi la fédération gabonaise de football (Fégafoot). La décision a été prise après d'"âpres discussions" entre les fédérations gabonaises et ivoiriennes pour cette rencontre comptant pour les éliminatoires du Mondial-2018, précise-t-on de même source. Les Ivoiriens avaient refusé pour des raisons logistiques une délocalisation de dernière minute de la rencontre à Franceville, dans le sud-ouest du Gabon, fief du président gabonais Ali Bongo Ondimba   Read More ...
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France calls off probe into Gabon elite's wealth
Paris - French judges have ended their investigation into the substantial assets of Gabon's late president Omar Bongo and his family, none of whom have been charged, sources close to the case said Wednesday. French prosecutors have been investigating since 2010 whether the fortunes amassed in France by the ruling elites of three oil-rich African countries - Congo Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon - were built up with money siphoned from public coffers   Read More ...
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France calls off probe into Gabon, Equatorial Guinea elite's wealth
Paris, France | AFP | French judges have ended their investigation into the substantial assets of Gabon’s late president Omar Bongo and his family, none of whom have been charged, sources close to the case said Wednesday. French prosecutors have been investigating since 2010 whether the fortunes amassed in France by the ruling elites of three oil-rich African countries — Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon — were built up with money siphoned from public coffers   Read More ...
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Gabon-Côte d'Ivoire: sans Aubameyang, lieu incertain
Libreville - L'attaquant-vedette du Borussia Dortmund Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang n'a pas été sélectionné avec le Gabon pour la double confrontation (2-5 décembre) contre la Côte d'Ivoire, décisive dans la course au Mondial-2018, a annoncé la fédération gabonaise de football (Fegafoot). Son absence de la liste présentée par le sélectionneur espagnol Jose Antonio Camacho est une surprise. Il pourrait s'agir d'un choix de l'attaquant, indique-t-on à Libreville, sans plus de précision   Read More ...
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Aubameyang and Omagbemi only Africans on Fifa shortlists
Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nigeria's women's coach Florence Omagbemi are the only Africans in contention for Fifa's annual awards. Aubameyang is one of 24 players nominated for The Best Fifa Men's Player award. The 27-year-old was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals for Borussia Dortmund. Omagbemi lead Nigeria to an eighth continental title in Cameroon last year and is one of the 10 names on the list for The Best Fifa Women's Coach   Read More ...
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Six Red Cross workers killed in Central African Republic
Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Six Red Cross workers were killed last week amid violent clashes in southern Central African Republic, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Wednesday in an updated toll. The bloodshed occurred last Thursday at a health centre in Gambo, 70 kilometres (45 miles) from the town of Bangassou, where nine peacekeepers have been killed since early May, it said in a statement   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Philanthropy |  Red Cross | 
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Southampton confirm signing of Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina from Juventus in club record deal
Southampton have confirmed the signing of midfielder Mario Lemina from Juventus . The Gabon midfielder has signed for a club record fee , thought to be in the region of £16million, rising to £20million and is Saints' second signing of the summer following the arrival of Jan Bednarek from Lech Poznan. The 23-year-old has penned a five-year deal at St Mary’s after Saints pipped Stoke for the former Marseille man, who won league titles and two Italian Cups during his time in Turin   Read More ...
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Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Buhari, Gabon
Zimbabwe gives Mugabe power to appoint judges Harare - Zimbabwe's parliament on Tuesday passed a bill amending the constitution to give the president sweeping powers to appoint the country's top judges without consulting any other institution. If passed into law, the bill will give the sole responsibility to appoint the chief justice and their deputy. Under the 2013 constitution, the president could only appoint a chief justice from individuals recommended by the judicial services commission and after public interviews of the candidates   Read More ...
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SAA changes flight schedule due to Gabon's airport upgrades
Cape Town - South African Airways advises passengers flying to Leon M'ba International Airport in Libreville, Gabon of a schedule change on the Johannesburg to Libreville route. Gabonese authorities told SAA that from 23 July until 12 August, Libreville airport will be closed from midnight until 10 am (local time in Libreville). The airport closure and flight changes are a result of the upgrade work being undertaken on the airport runway at the Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport in Gabon   Read More ...
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Ten hurt as Gabon police end rally for opposition figure
Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Ten people were injured in Libreville Tuesday as Gabon police broke up a rally organised to mark the return of opposition leader Jean Ping following a trip to Europe. The interior ministry said there were “no deaths and no injuries” during the demonstration, according to spokesman Jean-Eric Mangala. But an AFP journalist at the scene saw the injured receiving first aid at Ping’s headquarters where the former foreign minister had addressed thousands of his supporters following his return from a European tour   Read More ...
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'I couldn't feel my legs,' says man hurt when Gabon cops broke up rally for Ping
Libreville - Ten people were injured in Libreville on Tuesday as Gabon police broke up a rally organised to mark the return of opposition leader Jean Ping following a trip to Europe. The interior ministry said there were "no deaths and no injuries" during the demonstration, according to spokesperson Jean-Eric Mangala. But an AFP journalist at the scene saw the injured receiving first aid at Ping's headquarters where the former foreign minister had addressed thousands of his supporters following his return from a European tour   Read More ...
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Sacré retour de Ping au Gabon
L'opposant à Bongo est rentré ce mardi à Libreville, suscitant l'enthousiasme de ses partisans, dispersés dans un premier temps par les forces de l'ordre. Le retour au Gabon de Jean Ping, le rival du président Ali Bongo Ondimba, a suscité des tensions et de la ferveur ce mardi à Libreville où la police a d'abord dispersé les sympathisants de l'opposant qui ont ensuite marché avec leur leader dans les rues de la capitale   Read More ...
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Gabon opposition leader urges UN resolution over contested election
BERLIN: Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping on Friday urged Germany and other countries to consider submitting a United Nations resolution about last year's contested election in the African country, vowing to continue organising demonstrations at home. Ping told Reuters in an interview during a visit to Berlin that Germany and the European Union had been supportive and vocal in their criticism of the August 2016 re-election of Gabonese President Ali Bongo, but said more action was required   Read More ...
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Gabon opposition leader urges U.N. resolution over contested election
BERLIN (Reuters) - Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping on Friday urged Germany and other countries to consider submitting a United Nations resolution about last year's contested election in the African country, vowing to continue organising demonstrations at home. Ping told Reuters in an interview during a visit to Berlin that Germany and the European Union had been supportive and vocal in their criticism of the August 2016 re-election of Gabonese President Ali Bongo, but said more action was required   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections |  Opposition |  Opposition Leader | 
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Gabon opposition leader urges U.N. resolution over contested election
Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping on Friday urged Germany and other countries to consider submitting a United Nations resolution about last year's contested election in the African country, vowing to continue organising demonstrations at home. Ping told Reuters in an interview during a visit to Berlin that Germany and the European Union had been supportive and vocal in their criticism of the August 2016 re-election of Gabonese President Ali Bongo, but said more action was required   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections |  Opposition |  Opposition Leader | 
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Good for Bayern that Aubameyang is not leaving Dortmund – Lewandowski
The Pole is pleased to have the opportunity to win the Golden Boot prize back off the 28-year-old Gabon international star, who will remain with BVB. Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski says that it is a good thing that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not on the move this summer – despite the Gabon international’s status as the star man for rivals Borussia Dortmund   Read More ...
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Gabon : législatives de nouveau reportées, "au plus tard" à avril prochain
Les élections législatives gabonaises, qui devaient se tenir avant le 29 juillet 2017 après un premier report, ont été de nouveau repoussées, “au plus tard’ à avril 2018”, a décidé la Cour constitutionnelle dans une décision parvenue mardi à l’ AFP. . “Les élections des députés de l’Assemblée nationale doivent être organisées au plus tard au mois d’avril 2018”, dit l’article 3 de cette décision de la Cour constitutionnelle prise le 11 juillet   Read More ...
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Jean Ping : « A Libreville, je ne mange pas de caviar et je suis encerclé par la police »
« Bon courage, papa ! » Au bar d’un palace parisien, Dominique Ngouabi salue Jean Ping qu’il croise par hasard. Costume sombre et ceinture Hermès, le fils de l’ancien président marxiste-léniniste du Congo-Brazzaville Marien Ngouabi, assassiné le 18 mars 1977 dans des conditions troubles, encourage celui qui se considère comme le « président élu » du Gabon. « C’est fou. Il ressemble comme deux gouttes d’eau à son père », glisse Jean Ping, troublé   Read More ...
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Aubameyang transfer talk not going away, admits Dortmund coach
The Gabon striker has been heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer, and Peter Bosz has spoken out about the rumours. Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz has acknowledged speculation surrounding the future of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is here to stay. Aubameyang, 28, has been heavily linked with a massive €80 million move to Tianjin Quanjian in recent weeks, with the Chinese club having until Friday to find a way to force through a move   Read More ...
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Aubameyang set to remain at Dortmund - Zorc
The Gabon international has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga but BVB's sporting director expects him to remain at the club. Borussia Dortmund expect to begin the Bundesliga season with star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang still at the club. Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian are among the sides to have been linked to the Gabon international's services   Read More ...
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Priest Jean-Alain Zembi recounts horror of CAR violence
LIBREVILLE, Wednesday. "Heavy gunfire in Zemio. Impossible to go out. They have cut the phones and we can't go out — it's just too dangerous. So I am posting on Facebook." The sense of fear and urgency is palpable as Jean-Alain Zembi, a priest in Zemio, a southeastern parish in the Central African Republic (CAR), sends a stream of messages to his Facebook feed recounting the horror of ongoing violence   Read More ...
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Via social media, priest recounts horror of Central Africa violence
Libreville - "Heavy gunfire in Zemio. Impossible to go out. They have cut the phones and we can't go out -- it's just too dangerous. So I am posting on Facebook." The sense of fear and urgency is palpable as Jean-Alain Zembi, a priest in Zemio, a southeastern parish in the Central African Republic (CAR), sends a stream of messages to his Facebook feed recounting the horror of ongoing violence   Read More ...
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Hundreds of civilians killed in CAR war crimes: HRW
Libreville - Armed groups in the Central African Republic have killed hundreds of civilians in an unfettered spree of bloodletting, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. The group issued a 92-page report ahead of the impending opening of a Special Criminal Court, a new judicial body that will probe rights violations in the country since 2003. Investigators found evidence of more than 560 civilian deaths and the destruction of more than 4 200 homes by militias since late 2014, HRW said   Read More ...
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Tags: Crimes |  Wars |  Death & Dying |  War crimes | 
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Violences post-électorales au Gabon : enquête en France sur d'éventuels crimes contre l'humanité
Pillages, manifestations sévèrement réprimées, interpellations par centaines: le Gabon avait été pendant plusieurs jours le théâtre de violences après l'annonce le 31 août 2016 de la victoire du chef de l'Etat sortant Ali Bongo Ondimba, toujours contestée par l'opposant Jean Ping. En septembre 2016, une plainte avait été déposée en France pour "arrestation et détention arbitraire en bande organisée, torture et actes de barbarie en bande organisée, tentative d'assassinat et crime contre l'humanité"   Read More ...
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Tags: Crimes | 
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Violences au Gabon en 2016. Enquête sur d’éventuels crimes de guerre
Une juge d’instruction française a décidé d’enquêter sur d’éventuels crimes contre l’humanité perpétrés lors des violences post-électorales au Gabon en 2016 après la victoire d’Ali Bongo à la présidentielle. Pillages, manifestations sévèrement réprimées, interpellations par centaines : le Gabon avait été pendant plusieurs jours le théâtre de violences après l’annonce le 31 août 2016 de la victoire du chef de l’État sortant Ali Bongo Ondimba, toujours contestée par l’opposant Jean Ping   Read More ...
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Gabon: délibéré le 13 juillet dans le procès pour diffamation d'un journaliste et d'un syndicaliste
Libreville - Un journaliste et un syndicaliste gabonais, arrêtés et poursuivis pour "diffamation" envers un magistrat, ont été jugés jeudi, et la décision du tribunal mise en délibéré au 13 juillet, a appris l'AFP auprès de leur avocat. "La délibération du procès se fera le 13 juillet", a déclaré à l'AFP par téléphone Me Bibangoyi, avocat du journaliste Juldas Biviga et du syndicaliste Marcel Libama, qui s'est dit "confiant" dans la décision à venir du tribunal de Tchibanga (sud-ouest)   Read More ...
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Top Africa stories: Zim, Masire, Gabon
'Courageous' minister 'lauded for telling Mugabe to name successor' Harare – Zimbabwe's ex-freedom fighters have reportedly lauded "courageous" Minister of War Veterans Tshinga Dube for openly telling President Robert Mugabe, 93, to name his successor. Tshinga recently urged Mugabe to name or groom his successor in-order to put a stop to the continued factional fights in his ruling Zanu-PF party. Several African dignitaries in Botswana for Masire's send-off   Read More ...
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