Gabon
  • Total Gabon plans review of operations in 2004
    09 june 2005 09:48:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The board of directors of Total Gabon, branch of TotalFinaElf Group and first oil operator in the country, announced plans here Thursday to hold its general meeting on 23 June to review activities of the company in fiscal 2004. Full text...
  • Gabon protests Gbagbo's remarks against Bongo
    07 june 2005 19:00:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Gabonese foreign ministry Tuesday handed Ivorian ambassador to Libreville, Yapobi Ricci, a protest letter over statements made by President Laurent Gbagbo in a French daily, official sources revealed here. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe beats Gabon 1-0 in World/CAN Cup tie
    05 june 2005 15:51:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe defeated Gabon 1-0 in a joint 2006 African Cup of Nations and World Cup soccer qualifier here Sunday. Full text...
  • Gabon makes minor cabinet reshuffle
    03 june 2005 10:18:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Authorities in Gabon appointed Philippe Nzengue Mayila as junior minister for Human Rights in a minor reshuffle effected in the government following a meeting on Thursday, an official statement affirmed here Friday. Full text...
  • Bongo pays official visit to Brazzaville
    25 may 2005 12:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba leaves here Wednesday for Brazzaville to hold talks with his Congolese counterpart Denis Sassou Nguesso on further cementing bilateral ties between the two countries. Full text...
  • EU donates 14 million euros to Gabon
    24 may 2005 12:11:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The European Union has donated 14 million euros to Gabon to establish a geological and mineral database for use in exploiting its mineral potential and diversifying its oil-dependent economy. Full text...
  • ASA of Angola meet Gabon's FC 105 in Confederation Cup
    21 may 2005 15:23:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Three-time Angolan football champions ASA will on Saturday play Gabon's FC 105 in Franceville (Gabon) in the second leg tie of the eighth finals of the Confederation Cup. Full text...
  • Gabon's Bongo Ondimba off to Abuja
    19 may 2005 11:47:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba on Thursday left Libreville for Abuja to meet with his Nigerian counterpart, Olusegun Obasanjo, to discuss the Togolese crisis, the Gabonese State House said. Full text...
  • Gabon praises Kadhafi for peace efforts in Africa
    17 may 2005 20:38:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The secretary for African Union affairs in the Libyan foreign and co-operation ministry, Dr Ali Triki, held discussions here Tuesday with the Gabonese deputy Prime Minister, Emmanuel Ondo Methogo. Full text...
  • Gabon's FC 105 pulls one-all draw in Luanda
    10 may 2005 15:04:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Atletico Sport Aviaçao (ASA) of Angola and Gabon's FC 105 played to a 1-1 draw here Sunday in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup. Full text...
  • Bongo courts DR Congo on Gabon's ADB presidency bid
    06 may 2005 15:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba has solicited the backing of DR Congo president Joseph Kabila for Gabon's candidacy for the presidency of the African Development Bank (ADB), a Gabonese official disclosed here. Full text...
  • Aboughe re-elected Gabonese judo federation chair
    02 may 2005 16:41:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Incumbent chairman of the Gabonese Judo Federation, Andre Angwe Aboughe, has been re-elected for another four- year term, reports said here Monday. Full text...
  • Nigerian leader on daylong visit to Gabon
    02 may 2005 16:02:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, the current chair of the African Union (AU), on Monday arrived in Libreville for a brief visit. Full text...
  • Obasanjo visits Libreville
    02 may 2005 09:03:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo is due in Libreville Monday for a visit to Gabon, officials confirmed here, but gave no further details. Full text...
  • Former senior minister forms party
    30 april 2005 16:53:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's former senior minister, Zacharie Myboto, on Saturday announced that he had formed his own party, the Gabon Union for Democracy Development (UGDD), and promptly resigned from the ruling Democratic Party (PDG). Full text...
  • Gabonese scientists urged to mobilise for health
    28 april 2005 21:35:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Professor Donatien Mavoungou, former Director of the Franceville International Medical Research Centre (CIRMF) in southeastern Gabon stressed Thursday that Gabonese scientists must mobilise to map out guidelines of a national health policy. Full text...
  • OPDAS reviews strategy
    27 april 2005 23:29:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the First Ladies' Organisation for Aids Control (OPDAS-Gabon), Maïté Mapangou-Moucani has outlined new orientations and choices for the organisation. Full text...
  • Gabon upbeat about signing new agreement with IMF
    25 april 2005 22:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba affirmed here Sunday evening that Gabon could reach a new agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before the end of this year. Full text...
  • Sports-Gabon-Football
    24 april 2005 11:48:00
    FC 105 (Gabon) overcome Al--Ittiyad (Libya) in CAF tie Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - FC Canon 105 of Gabon qualified for Confederation Cup quarterfinals Saturday after beating Al-Ittiyad of Libya 2-0 in Franceville, 650 km south of Libreville. Full text...
  • Malian lover strangles Senegalese woman after rape
    23 april 2005 14:09:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A Malian national based here only identified By one name as Diallo on Friday night allegedly strangled a 19-year- old Senegalese girl, Oumou Mbaye, after he had raped her. Full text...
  • Gabon signs manganese accord with Chinese firm
    23 april 2005 12:15:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's mines, energy, oil and water resources minister Richard-Auguste Onouviet has signed an agreement authorising the Chinese company SINOSTEEL, represented Zhixiong Dong, to prospect for manganese ore at Mbigou in the country's south-east, official sources told PANA here Saturday. Full text...
  • Gabon Telecom service on the decline
    22 april 2005 23:35:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The quality of Gabon Telecom services has considerably deteriorated against the backdrop of a much awaited privatisation. Full text...
  • Chirac receives visiting Gabonese president
    21 april 2005 21:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Gabonese President, Omar Bongo Ondimba, who is on a private visit to France, on Thursday discussed bilateral relations with French President Jacques Chirac for nearly 45 minutes. Full text...
  • Omar Bongo arrives Paris
    21 april 2005 14:23:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba arrives here Thursday for a private visit spanning an unspecified number of days, reliable sources announced here. Full text...
  • Oil firm helps improve prisons for juveniles in Gabon
    20 april 2005 21:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Marathon oil company has donated $450,000 intended to improve the detention conditions of juvenile prisoners in Port-Gentil, Gabon's major economic city, officials said here Wednesday. Full text...
  • Omar Bongo in Egypt for NEPAD summit
    18 april 2005 19:58:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon left Libreville Monday for Egypt to attend the 13th session of the heads of state and government committee charged with the implementation of NEPAD (the New Partnership for Africa's Development). Full text...
  • Mpaga district women win Gabonese Grand Prize
    17 april 2005 12:08:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Mpaga District Rural Women's Association (ASSOFERU) in southwest Gabon has won the 8th Grand Prize offered by President Omar Bongo Ondimba. Full text...
  • Bongo seeks to rescue Air Gabon
    08 april 2005 17:53:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba Thursday told a cabinet meeting that the government should explore all avenues to save the ailing Air Gabon, the national carrier, official sources revealed here Friday. Full text...
  • Gabonese Mba takes ADB presidential bid to Morocco
    06 april 2005 17:04:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Gabonese planning and development minister Casimir Oye Mba will pay a two-day visit to Morocco next Monday as part of his campaign for the presidency of the African Development Bank (ADB). Full text...
  • Gabon hosts international airport council meeting
    04 april 2005 14:08:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- About 50 delegates are attending the 32nd International Airports Council (IAC) meeting, which opened here Monday at the invitation of the Gabonese Capital Airport Company (ADL). Full text...
  • Gabon reviews telephone numbering to 8 digits
    04 april 2005 09:48:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- In the first phase of reforms embarked upon by the Gabonese Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ARTEL), mobile telephone numbering went from 6 to eight digits in the country, effective 23 hours GMT last Saturday. Full text...
  • Gabon declares five-day mourning for John Pope II
    03 april 2005 12:11:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon on Sunday declared a five-day national mourning period for Pope John Paul II who passed away Saturday evening at the age of 84 "A high-powered delegation will represent Gabon at the funeral of Pope John Paul II," the state house said i a news release issued by the minister of National Solidarity minister, André Mba Obame. Full text...
  • Gabon issues maximum alert against Marburg
    01 april 2005 13:59:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The ministerial council in Gabon has placed the epidemiological surveillance services on maximum alert" since Thursday throughout the country following reports that Marburg virus recently killed over 100 persons in Angola. Full text...
  • Bankruptcy hits Tati stores in Libreville
    31 march 2005 23:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's chain store known as Tati, which was a subsidiary of the former French discount retailer Tati, closed down due to bankruptcy Thursday night in Libreville. Full text...
  • Voluntary HIV testing gains ground in Gabon
    31 march 2005 14:47:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- As voluntary HIV testing gradually gains momentum in Gabon, about 30 percent of persons tested positive at the Voluntary Screening Centre prefer seeking treatment from traditional healers. Full text...
  • Gabonese discuss reforms in national health policy
    29 march 2005 15:14:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese Tuesday began discussions at the Libreville-based international conference centre on the modalities for a reliable health insurance scheme comparable to policies in Europe. Full text...
  • Gabon begins charging seaport, airport taxes
    29 march 2005 13:00:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The commune of Libreville has instituted seaport and airport taxes for passengers on all ships and planes departing from Gabonese ports and the Leon Mba international Airport, except for diplomats and other holders of diplomatic passports, municipal authorities announced in a press release. Full text...
  • Fire guts an orphanage in Gabon
    28 march 2005 18:59:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A Monday morning fire gutted a children's home in the Gabonese capital of Libreville's third administrative district. Full text...
  • Nigeria whips Gabon 2-0 in World Cup/CAN tie
    26 march 2005 20:32:00
    Port Harcourt- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two goals within two minutes saw Nigeria walk over visiting Gabon in a 2006 World Cup/African Nations Cup qualifier in the southeastern city of Port Harcourt Saturday. Full text...
  • Gabonese ADB presidential aspirant outlines programme
    25 march 2005 22:53:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Gabon's candidate for the presidency of the African Development Bank (ADB), Casimir Oyé Mba, has promised to turn the institution into a "vanguard financing body" for the continent if elected next May. Full text...
  • Cameroon wins Libreville zonal boxing tourney
    25 march 2005 22:06:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Cameroon registered seven victories during the Zone IV boxing tournament in Libreville to emerge the overall winner, according to official statistics released Friday. Full text...
  • Acute cooking gas shortage hits Gabon
    24 march 2005 21:51:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese homesteads have faced an acute shortage of butane cooking gas in recent days due to a breakdown in the distribution system, sources revealed here Thursday. Full text...
  • South Africa, Gabon to increase bilateral trade
    22 march 2005 16:10:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa and Gabon Tuesday signed an agreement in Pretoria designed to increase the volume of trade and investment between them. Full text...
  • FAO boss due in Gabon Wednesday
    22 march 2005 15:27:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director General, Jacques Diouf of Senegal is expected in Libreville Wednesday on an official visit to Gabon, sources at the UN agency office said here Tuesday. Full text...
  • Gabon records 50 percent population growth
    18 march 2005 10:04:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's population has reached 1. Full text...
  • Bongo maintains son as leader of Islamic associations
    17 march 2005 21:19:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba, who is also Caliph-General of the Muslim community in Gabon has confirmed his son, Ali Bongo Ondimba as chair of Gabon's Higher Islamic Affairs Council (CSAIG). Full text...
  • Kadhafi receives message from Bongo
    17 march 2005 19:46:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi received a message Thursday from his Gabonese counterpart Omar Bongo Ondimba on preparations for the next African Union summit billed for the Libyan resort town of Sirte. Full text...
  • 10 DR Congo boxers for Zone IV tourney
    17 march 2005 16:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo has selected 10 boxers to participate in the Zone IV boxing championship of the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa billed for Libreville, Gabon, a Congolese Boxing Federation (FECOBOXE) source said here Thursday. Full text...
  • Taxi drivers' strike cripples Gabon
    16 march 2005 22:51:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The independent union of Gabon's road hauliers (SYLTTG) launched a three-day strike Wednesday in protest against police controls. Full text...
  • South African company seals oil deal in Gabon
    16 march 2005 20:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Gabonese government and South African oil company Ophir Energy, have signed four oil exploration and production-sharing contracts for off-shore oil blocs in northern Gabon, officials sources said here Wednesday. Full text...

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