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Westerners head to Gabon for drug-fueled 'spiritual' tourism

Libreville - Some in Gabon believe the bitter iboga root comes from the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. Others elsewhere have derided it as a dangerous drug.
In the Media by Tiphaine Saint-Criq (AFP)

Elephant poaching increasing in Gabon

Elephant poaching in Gabon is increasing at an ‘alarming rate’ according to environmental groups. Since 2004, some 11,000 elephants have been killed by ivory poachers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Gabon sets fire to 10,000 pounds of elephant ivory

Libreville - Over 10,000 pounds of seized elephant ivory were burned in Gabon on Wednesday to combat a spike in poaching and illegal ivory trafficking.
In the Media by Eric Deville

Zambia wins Africa Cup of Nations

Zambia beat Ivory Coast in a nail-biting final to the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon on Feb.12. They won the match following a penalty shoot out after extra time.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 1 comment

Elusive African golden cat captured on video

Scientists were excited to discover images of the African golden cat on video captured by a motion-activated camera. This unique animal is rarely seen by humans.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

President Bongo is Not Dead, According to Gabon Prime Minister

Gabon is reporting that death notices of its president were premature. According to the government, President Omar Bongo is alive at a hospital in Spain.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

President Omar Bongo of Gabon Has Died At Age 73

Gabon's President Omar Bongo has died at the age of 73. He was the longest-serving ruler in Africa. He died in a Spanish clinic.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Man tests faith against river; the river wins

In August, a congregation's 35-year old pastor insisted one could literally walk on water, if only one had enough faith.
In the Media by Ziad Chatila - 2 comments

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