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Six Red Cross workers killed in Central African Republic

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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
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Ten hurt as Gabon police end rally for opposition figure

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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
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Gabon opposition leader urges UN resolution over contested election

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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
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Gabon : législatives de nouveau reportées, "au plus tard" à avril prochain

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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
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Gabon probes threats to leader before ICC visit

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Gabon probes threats to leader before ICC visit

- Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Gabon authorities said Saturday that they were investigating threats by a critic of President Ali Bongo, including an ultimatum to step down before the arrival of an International Criminal Court team next week. The threats included a warning that government buildings had been set with explosives, and came as armed men stormed the offices of several media outlets on Friday demanding the broadcast of an audio and video message urging Gabonese citizens to revolt
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Europe beckons for U17 trio

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Europe beckons for U17 trio

- Dar es Salaam. They may be out of the tournament, but the national Under-17 soccer team players won many a heart at the 2017 Africa Youth Cup of Nations in Libreville, Gabon for the artistic way they approached the game. European club scouts are among those who were impressed by the Tanzanian boys during their Group B matches, according to the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF)
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Serengeti Boys Watakata AFCON U17

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Serengeti Boys Watakata AFCON U17

- Serengeti Boys wametakata katika michuano ya AFCON chini ya umri wa miaka 17 baada ya kuifunga Angola kufikisha pointi 4 katika kundi B. Serengeti Boys wamefanikiwa kupata ushindi wa kwanza kwenye michuano ya AFCON U17 baada ya kuifunga Angola kwa mabao 2-1 kwenye mchezo wa Kundi B uliochezwa Alhamisi Mei 18, 2017 Uwanja wa L’Amittee mjini Libreville, Gabon. Ushindi huo unaifanya Serengeti Boys ifikishe pointi nne na kukaa juu ya Kundi B, baada ya kucheza mechi mbili, ya kwanza ikitoa sare ya 0-0 na Angola Jumatatu wiki hii
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Nyota Serengeti Boys wataka ubingwa Gabon

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Nyota Serengeti Boys wataka ubingwa Gabon

- Dar es Salaam. Nyota wa Serengeti Boys watoa ahadi kwa Watanzania ya kufanya vizuri katika mashindano ya Mataifa ya Afrika kwa Vijana walio na umri chini ya miaka 17 itakayochezwa Gabon kuanzia Mei 15-28. Serengeti Boys ipo kambini Cameroon ikijiandaa na mashindano hayo kwa lengo la kuingia nusu fainali ili ipate tiketi ya kucheza Kombe la Dunia nchini India, Oktoba 6 hadi 28
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Au Gabon, sauver les éléphants en protégeant les hommes

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Au Gabon, sauver les éléphants en protégeant les hommes

- Le Gabon, pays forestier abritant la moitié de la population mondiale d'éléphants de forêt, a présenté vendredi avec la Banque mondiale un programme pour protéger à la fois les pachydermes menacés par le braconnage et les populations victimes de leurs dégâts. «On fait face à une augmentation du braconnage menaçant les éléphants, qui cherchent refuge en zone rurale et détruisent l'agriculture vivrière», a expliqué Christian Mbina, directeur technique de l'Agence nationale des parc nationaux (ANPN) lors du lancement du projet à Libreville
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Serengeti kujipima kwa Gabon

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Serengeti kujipima kwa Gabon

- Dar es Salaam.Timu ya Taifa ya Vijana 'Serengeti Boys' iliyoko kambini nchini Morocco wiki ijayo itacheza mchezo wa kwanza wa kirafiki dhidi ya Gabon. Serengeti Boys inajiandaa kushiriki fainali za Afrika kwa vijana zitakazofanyika mwezi ujao nchini Gabon. Ofisa Habari na Mawasiliano wa Shirikisho la Soka Tanzania (TFF), Alfred Lucas alisema mchezo huo utachezwa baada ya Gabon kuomba mechi hiyo. "Hii ni nafasi nyingine kwetu
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un fan du PSG tue son ami excédé par ses moqueries | Guinee7.com

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un fan du PSG tue son ami excédé par ses moqueries | Guinee7.com

- Le jeune supporteur gabonais du PSG a, selon une source judiciaire, poignardé la victime au cou à Libreville lors d’une rixe. Un jeune supporteur gabonais du Paris Saint-Germain a tué un de ses amis, qui l’avait excédé par ses moqueries après la débâcle mercredi soir du club parisien face au FC Barcelone en Ligue des champions de football, a indiqué vendredi une source judiciaire. Le supporteur gabonais, âgé de 18 ans, a poignardé la victime au cou dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi à Libreville, selon cette source, confirmant à l’AFP une information publiée en une du quotidien L’Union
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PSG fan kills friend over mockery

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PSG fan kills friend over mockery

- LIBREVILLE (AFP) - A Paris Saint-Germain fan in Gabon killed his friend after getting fed up with being mocked about the French club's Champions League defeat over post-match drinks, a judicial source said Friday (March 10). The 18-year-old stabbed his friend in the neck after watching the match late Wednesday in Libreville, the judicial source told AFP, confirming a front-page report in the daily L'Union. The young man, visibly intoxicated, could not take it when his friend kept teasing him over PSG's humiliating 6-1 loss to Barcelona, which they had watched while drinking in a working-class district of the capital, L'Union reported
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Gabon: le "dialogue politique" voulu par Bongo s'ouvre le 28 mars

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Gabon: le "dialogue politique" voulu par Bongo s'ouvre le 28 mars

- Le "dialogue politique" pouvoir-opposition, voulu par le président du Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba après sa réélection contestée en août, s'ouvrira le 28 mars, sans son principal rival Jean Ping qui a d'ores et déjà annoncé qu'il boycotterait ce forum. Ce dialogue portera sur "la réforme des institutions et la consolidation de l'Etat de droit démocratique", "les réformes électorales" et "la modernisation de la vie publique", selon un décret adopté vendredi en Conseil des ministres et publié samedi par le quotidien nationa l'Union
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Chambré après la déroute à Barcelone, un supporter du PSG tue son ami

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Chambré après la déroute à Barcelone, un supporter du PSG tue son ami

- F.H. avec AFP. Une déroute qui vire au meurtre. Un supporteur du PSG a tué un de ses amis au Gabon après l’élimination du club parisien par le FC Barcelone (6-1), mercredi. La raison ? Le jeune fan n’en pouvait plus des vannes de son ami, a indiqué vendredi une source judiciaire. En état d’ébriété Ce supporteur gabonais, âgé de 18 ans, a poignardé la victime au cou dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi à Libreville, selon cette source, confirmant à l’AFP une information publiée en une du quotidien
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Ex-Liverpool player salutes U-17 team

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Ex-Liverpool player salutes U-17 team

- Dar es Salaam. Former Liverpool winger John Barnes has showered praise on the national Under-17 soccer team, Serengeti Boys, for booking a place in the 2017 Africa Youth Championship finals in Libreville, Gabon. Tanzania is in Group B together with Mali, Niger and Angola in the finals scheduled for May. Group A comprises Ghana, Cameroon and a host nation, Gabon. Barnes arrived in the country yesterday under the auspices of
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Serengeti Boys 2017 AYC mission to cost Sh1bn

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Serengeti Boys 2017 AYC mission to cost Sh1bn

- Dar es Salaam. Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) needs Sh1 billion to facilitate the national U-17 soccer team’s smooth preparations for the 2017 Africa Youth Championship finals. Among the key components of the federation’s schedule is a month-long camp in a country yet to be identified before heading to Libreville, Gabon for the finals in May, this year. Serengeti Boys, as the youth team is popularly known, will play at least
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AFCON 2019 kicks off in March

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AFCON 2019 kicks off in March

- The winner's trophy is on display prior to the start of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final football match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l'Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on February 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO As the curtain fell Sunday on the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, teams were already preparing for the first 2019 qualifiers next month. Minnows Comoros, Djibouti, Madagascar,
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Gabon pledges to protect forests in regional drive to save Congo Basin
DAKAR, June 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gabon has signed an $18 million deal with donors to tackle deforestation and cut its carbon emissions by half as part of a wider plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo Basin. One of the world's most forested countries, Gabon is the second African nation, after the Democratic Republic of Congo, to sign an agreement with the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), launched in 2015 and backed by European donor nations   Read More ...
Places: Gabon |  India | 
Chad threatens to pull peacekeepers out of African ops
Chad threatens to pull peacekeepers out of African ops Libreville - Chadian president Idriss Deby Itno threatened on Sunday to pull his country's troops out of African peacekeeping operations because of a lack of financial support to the cash-strapped country. "We have not at all been supported on the financial, economic side," he said in an interview to several French media. "If nothing is done, if that goes on, Chad will be obliged to withdraw," from operations abroad, he added   Read More ...
Places: Africa |  Gabon |  South Africa | 
Gabon: un journaliste arrêté pour l'interview d'un syndicaliste
Libreville - Un journaliste a été arrêté au Gabon suite à la diffusion de l'interview d'un leader syndical lui-même en détention, a appris l'AFP lundi de sources concordantes. Juldas Biviga de radio Massanga, un média local de Tchibanga (sud-ouest), a été arrêté samedi après la diffusion d'une interview du syndicaliste Marcel Libama, détenu depuis le 15 juin, a appris l'AFP auprès d'un leader syndical et d'une journaliste du même média   Read More ...
Places: Gabon |  France | 
Gabon probes threats to leader before ICC visit
Gabon probes threats to leader before ICC visit Libreville - Gabon authorities said on Saturday that they were investigating threats by a critic of President Ali Bongo, including an ultimatum to step down before the arrival of an international criminal court team next week. The threats included a warning that government buildings had been set with explosives, and came as armed men stormed the offices of several media outlets on Friday demanding the broadcast of an audio and video message urging Gabonese citizens to revolt   Read More ...
Places: Gabon |  South Africa | 
Gabon probes threats to leader before ICC visit
Gabon probes threats to leader before ICC visit Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Gabon authorities said Saturday that they were investigating threats by a critic of President Ali Bongo, including an ultimatum to step down before the arrival of an International Criminal Court team next week. The threats included a warning that government buildings had been set with explosives, and came as armed men stormed the offices of several media outlets on Friday demanding the broadcast of an audio and video message urging Gabonese citizens to revolt   Read More ...
Places: Uganda |  Gabon | 
Gabon TV host suspended after Bongo 'death' blunder
Gabon TV host suspended after Bongo 'death' blunder Libreville - A newsreader for Gabon state television has been taken off the air after mistakenly announcing the death of President Ali Bongo, the channel said on Saturday. Journalist Wivine Ovandong made the error during a Gabon Television news bulletin on Thursday when she read from notes saying that Bongo had died in Barcelona. In fact, on Thursday was the eighth anniversary of the death of Bongo's father and predecessor, Omar, who did die in Barcelona on June 8 2009, after more than four decades in power   Read More ...
Places: Gabon |  South Africa | 
Gabon TV host suspended after Bongo ‘death’ blunder
Gabon TV host suspended after Bongo ‘death’ blunder A newsreader for Gabon state television has been taken off the air after mistakenly announcing the death of President Ali Bongo, the channel said on Saturday. Journalist Wivine Ovandong made the error during a Gabon Television news bulletin on Thursday when she read from notes saying that Bongo had died in Barcelona. In fact, Thursday was the eighth anniversary of the death of Bongo’s father and predecessor, Omar, who did die in Barcelona on June 8, 2009, after more than four decades in power   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Gabon | 
UN chief 'concerned' over renewed Central African unrest
UN chief 'concerned' over renewed Central African unrest Libreville - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres voiced concern on Friday over the "widespread instability" and attacks on UN troops in the Central African Republic, which has been wracked by renewed sectarian violence since last month. One of the world's poorest nations, the Central African Republic has been struggling to recover from a three-year civil war between the Muslim and Christian militias that started after the 2013 overthrow of leader Francois Bozize   Read More ...
Places: Africa |  Gabon |  South Africa | 
Coupe de la CAF : courte victoire du Horoya AC au Gabon
Coupe de la CAF : courte victoire du Horoya AC au Gabon Le Horoya AC, en voyage au Gabon, a battu, ce dimanche au stade de l’amitie de Libreville, le CF Mounana (1-0). C’est Sekou Amadou Camara, le nouvel entrant, qui a marque l’unique but pendant la seconde explication. Ce match entre dans le cadre de la troisieme 3e de la coupe de la CAF. Ce dimanche, les deux leaders du groupe s’affrontent a Lumumbashi   Read More ...
Places: Guinea |  Gabon | 
Coupe de la CAF : une petite dispute éclate dans les rangs du du Horoya AC
Coupe de la CAF : une petite dispute éclate dans les rangs du du Horoya AC Dans un stade de 50 mille places quasi vide, le Horoya AC affronte le CF Mounana du Gabon ce samedi au stade de l’amitié de Libreville dans un contexte tendu. Un match comptant pour la troisième journée de la phase des poules de la Coupe de la Confédération entre la lanterne rouge et le troisième du groupe. Mais selon des sources concordantes, l’ambiance était tendue dans les rangs du club de Matam lors de la séance de projection vidéo au point que le coach français, Victor Zvunka et l’ancien international, Chérif Souleymane auraient failli en venir aux mains, s’ils ne l’ont d’ailleurs pas fait   Read More ...
Places: Guinea |  Gabon | 
George Weah calls on Gabon's Ali Bongo ahead of Liberia's election
George Weah calls on Gabon's Ali Bongo ahead of Liberia's election Presidential hopeful and former football player Senator George Weah has called on Gabonese President Ali Bongo in Libreville ahead of Liberia’s October elections. Weah, who is leading a three-party coalition in the elections, said his visit to Libreville on Thursday was to discuss “basic politics” with Bongo who is “a man of peace”. “I am honoured to be in Gabon for the first time and I am happy for this visit as we discussed peace … We discussed basic politics and the peace and stability in our countries,” he told Gabonese media after the meeting   Read More ...
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Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia |  C Africa |  Gabon | 
Senator George Weah Visits President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon
Senator George Weah Visits President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon Liberville — Montserrado County Senator George M. Weah, political leader of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change along with his Vice Standard Bearer and Senator Jewel Howard Taylor of Bong County, Thursday paid a courtesy visit on the President of Gabon, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba at the presidential palace in Liberville, Gabon   Read More ...
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Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia |  C Africa |  Gabon | 
Calabar, des marchés d'esclaves au trafic de migrants
Calabar, des marchés d'esclaves au trafic de migrants Symphorien Hounkanrin, 35 ans, est originaire de Ketonou, un village pauvre du Bénin. Hormis la pêche, "il n'y a rien à faire là-bas" pour les jeunes qui comme lui, ont arrêté l'école en CM2. Ses frères sont tous partis à Libreville (Gabon) ou Malabo (Guinée Equatoriale). "Il y a le travail, tu peux gagner beaucoup là-bas", s'enflamme le jeune homme, qui rêve de les rejoindre   Read More ...
Places: Gabon |  France | 
Coupe de la CAF : le Horoya AC à Libreville, gagner ou se compliquer la tâche
Coupe de la CAF : le Horoya AC à Libreville, gagner ou se compliquer la tâche Troisième de son groupe avec deux points, le Horoya AC de Conarry est finalement arrivé au Gabon, en vue de disputer son troisième match de la phase des poules de la Coupe de la Confédération contre le CF Mounana du Gabon, prévu ce samedi à Libreville. Fondé en 2006, le champion du Gabon est leader du championnat local avec 50 points contre 47 pour le FC 105   Read More ...
Places: Guinea |  Gabon | 
Demi-finales CAN U-17 : Guinée-Mali , dos à dos (1ère mi-temps)
Demi-finales CAN U-17 : Guinée-Mali , dos à dos (1ère mi-temps) LIBREVILLE-Après sa brillante qualification pour le second tour face au Gabon pays hôte et le Cameroun, le syli National cadet joue ce mercredi 24 mai 2017 la demi-finale de la 12ème édition de la CAN-U 17 face aux aigles du Mali, a constaté africaguinée.com. Ce remake de la dernière édition de la ‘’CAN cadette Niger 2015’’ sonne comme un match de revanche pour le syli Yorè qui s’était fait éliminé par les Aiglons du Mali à ce stade de la compétition   Read More ...
Places: Guinea |  Gabon |