September 20, 2023

Gabon: Ali Bongo's son and other relatives jailed for “high treason”

Ali Bongo's eldest son, former presidential spokesman Jessye Ella Ekogha, and four other people were "indicted on Tuesday and remanded in custody",
September 19, 2023

Southern Africa: Buffalo From Zimbabwe Expose Botswana Cattle to Possible Foot-and-Mouth Disease

[VOA] Gaborone, Botswana -- Botswana has put restrictions on the movement of cloven-hoofed animals in the northeast of the country after an incursion of buffalo from Zimbabwe put cattle at risk of contracting possible foot-and-mouth disease.
September 16, 2023

Gabon: Cost of back-to-school items weighs on parents

"Back then, you could get a 200-page booklet for 500 francs (80 cents). But these days it's gone up a lot. Well, for us it's... It's too high actually. It's too expensive to learn. So it's complicated. Because with 30,000 ($49 , editor's note) you can only have 3 or 4 notebooks...."
September 15, 2023

Hopes for change in Gabon after years of unpaid pensions

There's a new air of optimism among the seniors waiting patiently since dawn in Gabon's capital Libreville to chase up pensions that were never paid. Some say they've received nothing for years
September 14, 2023

Climat: Are carbon credits the solution? [Business Africa]

In this week's Business Africa: the effectiveness of carbon credits called into question; Gabon's economy put to the test by the coup d'état and the African Union's membership of the G20.
September 14, 2023

Gabon: President Oligui relaunches investigations into public markets

"The president of the transition (...) decided today to reactivate the task force for controlling internal and external debt in order to carry out the verification of all public markets.
September 12, 2023

Gabon: ex-opposition and former pro-Bongo at the head of Parliament

General Brice Oligui Nguema, who overthrew Ali Bongo at the end of August, on Monday appointed leaders of the ex-opposition but also former leaders of the regime of the deposed president to head the two chambers of a future transitional Parliament.
September 11, 2023

Gabon PM says two years 'reasonable' for return to civilian rule

The transitional charter put in place by the military prohibits members of the provisional government, including Ndong Sima, from standing in the forthcoming elections, but does not explicitly exclude General Oligui from running for the presidency
September 10, 2023

Gabon: PM unveils transitional government officials

Gabon's military leader, General Brice Oligui Nguema has unveiled his transitional government consisting of representatives from diverse political backgrounds.
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