Gabon
  • Bongo off to Brazzaville
    14 august 2006 15:58:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba left here Monday for Brazzaville to participate in the festivities marking the 46th independence anniversary of the Republic of Congo. Full text...
  • Opposition wants biometry used in Gabonese elections
    14 august 2006 12:06:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Resolute to bring more transparency in Gabon's electoral process, the opposition camp, suggested that biometry be introduced in an electoral system where voters' duplications and movements have marred the reliability of previous elections. Full text...
  • Gabon Telecoms privatisation plan leaves employees worried
    11 august 2006 12:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The restructuring of Gabon Telecoms following a government decision to privatise the firm has left many employees unhappy, while there has been a marked drop of the quality of service. Full text...
  • Gabonese NGOs worry over endangered hippo species
    10 august 2006 15:34:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The chairman of "H2O Gabon", Auguste Henri Michel, has expressed urgency to relocate hippopotamuses in new places and gather them in sites protected from predators that occupy their present habitat. Full text...
  • Gabon coffee on promotion in Paris
    09 august 2006 16:45:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The management of Gabon's Price Stabilisation Fund (DGCSP) is holding a campaign to promote Gabonese coffee at the coffee showroom in Paris, an official source said on Wednesday. Full text...
  • FC Lens' Gabonese star breaks nose in friendly
    30 july 2006 17:59:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Gabonese Daniel Cousin, who stars for French elite division club FC Lens, broke his nose Saturday in a collision during a friendly tie against OGC Nice, the medical staff of his club announced Sunday. Full text...
  • Kadhafi, Bongo denounce Taylor's extradition
    23 june 2006 13:47:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Moammar Kadhafi and Gabon's president, Omar Bongo Ondimba have warned the extradition of former president Charles Taylor for trial by a special tribunal in Europe represents an "extremely serious precedent" for Africa. Full text...
  • Kadhafi, Bongo discuss African Union issues
    23 june 2006 10:03:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Before departure for home Thursday, Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba held discussions in Tripoli with Libyan leader, Col. Full text...
  • Kadhafi, Bongo discuss activation of AU mechanisms
    21 june 2006 21:02:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi and his counterpart Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon Wednesday discussed the activation of the African Union (AAU) mechanisms and cooperation among member States to defend the dignity and interests of the continent at global fora. Full text...
  • Bongo arrives Tripoli on official visit
    21 june 2006 20:30:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba arrived here Wednesday afternoon at the head of a high-powered delegation on an official visit to Libya. Full text...
  • Gabon behind Morocco's efforts to settle Sahara dispute
    07 june 2006 21:49:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Prime Minister Jean Eyeghe Ndong of Gabon has Tuesday reiterated his country's support for Morocco in its efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, the Morocco news agency (MAP) reported here on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Gabon's PM on working visit to Morocco
    06 june 2006 19:32:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Gabonese Prime Minister Jean Eyeghe Ndong arrived in Rabat, Morocco, Tuesday to lead his country during the 5th session of the sides' joint cooperation commission meeting whose deliberations are expected to end with the signing of several cooperation agreements in the areas of property, mining, health, fisheries and tourism. Full text...
  • Gabonese sugar company predicts low output
    03 june 2006 13:54:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- There are speculations that sugar production in Gabon the 2006 will drop by 1,200 tonnes, against compared to that of last year's output, according to Gabonews, a private press agency, which quoted Guillaume Sordet, general manager of the African Gabon Society (Sucaf-Gabon). Full text...
  • Yayi Boni due in Libreville Monday
    28 may 2006 19:25:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Beninese head of state Yayi Boni is due in Libreville on Monday for a two-day working visit upon the invitation of his Gabonese counterpart, Omar Bongo Ondimba, the Beninese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Sunday. Full text...
  • Benin's Yayi Boni due Monday in Gabon
    27 may 2006 20:06:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Thomas Yayi Boni of Benin is expected here Monday afternoon for a working visit, the Gabonese presidential service said on Saturday. Full text...
  • Opposition, govt reach electoral deal in Gabon
    27 may 2006 11:14:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) – The Gabonese opposition- and the presidential majority, which have been holding talks in Libreville for over a week have come to an agreement following President Omar Bongo Ondimba's mediation during which he made favourable concessions to the opposition. Full text...
  • Faure Gnassingbe for visits to Gabon, Congo
    19 may 2006 09:38:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe plans leaving Lome Friday for friendly and working visits to Libreville in Gabon and later Brazzaville in Congo, a government statement announced here, without giving details. Full text...
  • Gabonese leader greets Moroccan monarch
    27 april 2006 17:44:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Gabonese Defence Minister Ali Bongo on Thursday delivered a message from President Omar Bongo Ondimba to Moroccan Prime Minister Driss Jettou for presentation to Moroccan King Mohammed VI, officials said here Thursday. Full text...
  • Tunisia, Gabon sign 4 cooperation agreements
    15 april 2006 11:59:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisia and Gabon Friday i-n Tunis signed four cooperation agreements on the teaching of science and techniques, communication, vocational training and sports. Full text...
  • HIV+ teachers detest stigmatisation
    31 march 2006 16:38:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- HIV positive teachers from Kenya Friday appealed for support from African education stakeholders to save them and other teachers in their situation from stigmatisation, as the five-day biennial conference on education in Africa rounded off in Libreville, Gabon. Full text...
  • Book launched in honour of Nigerian envoy to UNESCO
    31 march 2006 11:56:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A book written in honour of Nigeria's Ambassador/Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Michael Omolewa, was launched here Thursday on the sidelines of the 7th Biennial Conference on Education in Africa. Full text...
  • TV programme to help Africa fight illiteracy
    31 march 2006 11:09:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Sub-Saharan Africa will be among the early beneficiaries of a novel international project which will use the power of television to fight illiteracy and poverty, the project organisers said here. Full text...
  • UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development in Africa
    29 march 2006 15:03:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) was formally launched in Africa Tuesday at the ongoing biennial conference of African Education Ministers and other stakeholders in Libreville, Gabon. Full text...
  • ADB plans more support to higher education in Africa
    29 march 2006 14:42:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (ADB) plans to increase support for higher education, science and technology in a marked shift from the current massive support by African development partners for the provision of qualitative basic education on the continent. Full text...
  • Expert highlights positive trends in education in Africa
    29 march 2006 11:41:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Education expert Birger Fredriksen has highlighted "five major positive trends" in education in Africa that African education ministers and their partners should reinforce. Full text...
  • 12 African countries get financial support on UPE
    28 march 2006 15:44:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Twenty countries, including 12 from Africa are receiving increased financial and technical support for their education programmes under the global "Education for All - Fast Track Initiative (FTI)" to assist developing nations achieve one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - Universal Primary Education (UPE), by 2015. Full text...
  • AU to set up Education Observatory
    28 march 2006 14:48:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) is to establish a Pan-African Education Observatory as part of measures to ensure the success of the second Decade of Education in Africa, due for launch in September, according to AU Commission chairperson, Alpha Oumar Konare. Full text...
  • Group works to end gender imbalance in African education
    28 march 2006 09:59:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Africa can not achieve better education or effective learning unless gender constraints in the continent's educational systems are seriously addressed, according to the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). Full text...
  • Biennial conference on education in Africa opens in Libreville
    27 march 2006 20:35:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The 2006 Biennial conference on education in Africa opened here Monday with more than 400 participants, including three Heads of State and Government and scores of Ministers in attendance. Full text...
  • Bongo calls world attention to bird flu danger
    22 march 2006 21:08:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba has called the attention of the international community to the challenge posed by avian influenza, which has hit at least four African countries - Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Egypt. Full text...
  • UN convenes meeting on Avian flu in Africa
    20 march 2006 13:45:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) – The UN has called a maj-or meeting on the avian influenza situation in Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. Full text...
  • Oil prices slightly rise in Gabon
    15 march 2006 11:58:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) – Authorities at the Stab-ilisation and Adjustment Office (CAISTAB) that ensures the stability of prices of oil products in Gabon has increased petroleum products by 5. Full text...
  • Gabon to host African education forum
    13 march 2006 20:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- African education ministers will hold a forum to discuss, among other issues, the African Union (AU)'s Education Plan on 27 March in Libreville in Gabon, officials said here on Monday. Full text...
  • Gabon ruling PDG celebrates 38th anniversary
    12 march 2006 17:19:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba and his wife Edith-Lucie, were special guests at Sunday's ceremonies marking the 38th anniversary of the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG). Full text...
  • Gabon assembly Speaker visits Cameroon
    15 february 2006 17:42:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- Guy Nzouba-Ndama, Speaker of the Gabonese National Assembly, arrived here Wednesday at the start of a five-day official visit to Cameroon. Full text...
  • Bongo Ondimba off for AU summit in Khartoum
    22 january 2006 13:08:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's President, Omar Bongo Ondimba, was scheduled to leave Libreville Sunday to participate in the 6th African Union (AU) summit in Khartoum, Sudan, a government statement announced here. Full text...
  • Bongo sworn-in for new seven-year term
    19 january 2006 23:25:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Africa's longest serving president, Gabonese leader Omar Bongo Ondimba, was sworn-in Thursday to serve a new seven- year term during a glittering ceremony attended by fellow African leaders and the masses in Libreville, the country's capital. Full text...
  • Moroccan PM attends Bongo's inauguration
    19 january 2006 20:15:00
    Rabat- Morocco(PANA) -- Morocco's Prime minister, Driss Jettou, Thursday attended in Libreville the inauguration ceremony of Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba following his November re-election, official sources in Rabat said. Full text...
  • Gabon's Bongo Ondimba swears new mandate 19 Jan
    12 january 2006 22:33:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba, who was re-elected with 79. Full text...
  • CEMAC summit to focus Chad-Sudan crisis
    04 january 2006 09:36:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba was due to leave here Wednesday for N'djamena to attend a summit of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) on the Chad-Sudan crisis, national television reported. Full text...
  • Moroccan monarch praises relations with Gabon
    30 december 2005 22:36:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Friday expressed "great satisfaction" over the exceptional quality of relations of friendship and fraternity existing between his country and Gabon. Full text...
  • RAM announces creation of Air Gabon International
    29 december 2005 23:46:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Royal Air Maroc (RAM) announced here Thursday the formation of a new airline in Gabon, named Air Gabon International in which it will hold majority shares, as part its expansion programme in Africa, informed sources told PANA in Rabat. Full text...
  • Kadhafi pats Compaore, Bongo on re-election
    01 december 2005 20:00:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi has congratulated Burkinabe president Blaise Compaore and Gabon's Omar Bongo Ondimba on their re-election in recent polls in their respective countries. Full text...
  • Mohammed VI pats Bongo on re-election
    30 november 2005 16:09:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan King Mohammed VI has sent a message of congratulations to Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba on his re- election for another seven-year term. Full text...
  • Bongo Ondimba re-elected to lead Gabon with 79.21%
    29 november 2005 23:52:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Incumbent Gabonese head of state Omar Bongo Ondimba won 79. Full text...
  • Opposition candidate claims victory in Gabon
    29 november 2005 21:37:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- One of the Gabonese opposition candidates, Pierre Mamboundou, on Tuesday claimed victory in last Sunday's presidential election with 52. Full text...
  • Gabon votes for president
    27 november 2005 21:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The electorate in Gabon cast ballots Sunday in a presidential poll expected to give Africa's longest serving President Omar Bongo Ondimba another seven-year mandate. Full text...
  • Gabon security forces vote ahead of Sunday's presidential poll
    25 november 2005 17:03:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Voting was progressing smoothly Friday as some 20,000 Gabonese policemen, gendarmes and soldiers cast their ballots ahead of Sunday's presidential poll pitting incumbent President Omar Bongo Ondimba against four other candidates. Full text...
  • Gabon presidential poll campaigning gets green light
    13 november 2005 12:53:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Campaign for the presidential election in Gabon starts Sunday at midnight, National Electoral Commission (CNE) chairman Gilbert Ngoulakia has announced. Full text...
  • Gabon bans poultry imports from Asia, Europe
    28 october 2005 21:21:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon has suspended imports of poultry, eggs and pork from Asian and European countries hit by the bird flu, Communication Minister and official spokesman Rene Ndemezo' Obiang said Friday. Full text...

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