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Gabon bans opposition party from state media for three months

Libreville - Gabon authorities said Saturday they have banned an opposition party from state media for three months over statements about the health of President Omar Bongo, who has been in a Saudi hospital for a month.

Gabon's Ali Bongo to move from Riyadh to Rabat 'to convalesce'

Libreville - Gabon's Ali Bongo, who has spent a month in treatment at a Saudi hospital, will be transferred next week to Rabat to convalesce, a presidential source told AFP on Friday.

Gabon presidency admits leader Ali Bongo is seriously illĀ 

Libreville - Gabon's presidency admitted for the first time on Sunday that President Omar Bongo, hospitalised for nearly three weeks in Saudi Arabia, is in a serious condition but said his health is improving.

Gabon leader Ali Bongo seriously ill but 'recovering': presidency

Libreville - Gabon's President Ali Bongo, hospitalised in Saudi Arabia on October 24, is seriously ill but on the mend, the presidency said Sunday.

C. Africa facing worst food insecurity since 2014, UN warns

Libreville - Nearly two million people urgently need feeding in violence-hit Central African Republic in the worst food insecurity in four years, the UN's food agency has warned.

In Gabon, questions surge over absent president

Libreville - Political speculation and concerns for the economy have gone into overdrive in Gabon as questions grow over the fate of President Ali Bongo who was hospitalised in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago.

Gabon votes for first time since violence-marred 2016 election

Libreville - Oil-rich Gabon, ruled by the same political dynasty for nearly half a century, voted Saturday in long-delayed legislative and municipal polls, the first since a presidential election two years ago that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of f...

UN peacekeeper held over alleged sex abuse of minors

Libreville - The United Nations has detained one of its peacekeepers suspected of sexually abusing minors in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN's MINUSCA mission there said Friday.

Gabon hails 'brave' ICC decision not to probe violence claims

Libreville - Gabon on Saturday hailed as "brave" a decision by the International Criminal Court not to open a formal probe into claims of violence after a disputed presidential poll in a country ruled by the same family for nearly 50 years.

Video shows Cameroon separatists with decapitated policeman: Amnesty

Libreville - Amnesty International said Tuesday it has authenticated a video showing English-speaking separatists in Cameroon with the decapitated head of a policeman, and condemned a "horrific escalation of violence" in the anglophone regions.

C.Africa armed groups present peace demands to AU panel

Libreville - Armed groups in the Central African Republic have presented nearly 100 demands, including a general amnesty, to an African Union expert panel seeking to broker peace in the country.

Jihadist conflict in Cameroon diminishing, says thinktank

Libreville - Violence in northern Cameroon by Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists has diminished but rooting out their threat will need deft handling, the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned on Tuesday.

Three Congo soldiers walk free after 'mass murder' convictions

Libreville - A court in the Republic of Congo jailed three soldiers for three years for "mass murder" during a peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic, but the convicts have been freed, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Broadcasters are World Cup losers owing to piracy trend in Africa

Libreville - Blaise has a beer in his hand, he's in front of a TV screen showing the World Cup, and the smile on his face suggests life doesn't get much better than this.

Cameroon blasts Amnesty for 'crude lies' on anglophone crisis

Libreville - Cameroon has accused Amnesty International of disseminating "crude lies" after it said security forces had committed summary killings, arrests and property destruction to try to crush a separatist insurgency.

Help wanted: UN mission struggles in troubled C. Africa

Libreville - Six months ago, the UN Security Council agreed to send an additional 900 troops to the Central African Republic (CAR), reinforcing one of its biggest peacekeeping missions in one of the world's most dangerous countries.

China, Russia rise in C. Africa as Western influence shrinks

Libreville - Russia and China are muscling their way into the Central African Republic as Western clout in the mineral-rich, strategically important nation seems to wane, analysts say.

14,000 flee Central African Republic after violence: UN

Libreville - Some 14,000 people have fled violence in the Central African Republic and crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo in less than a week, the United Nations said Friday.

African growth picks up but debt a concern, says IMF

Libreville - Growth across sub-Saharan African will rise to 3.4 percent this year from 2.8 percent in 2017, but in the continent's poorest countries, debt is a major burden, the IMF said on Tuesday.

Gabon fights elephant poachers with hi-tech tracker collars

Libreville - Ever tried to put a GPS real-time tracking collar on a five-tonne animal?
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