Gabon
  • Growing election fervor in Gabon
    30 september 2005 15:39:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- In the run up to presidential election before the end of 2005, campaign fever has already gripped Libreville, the Gabonese capital, observers noted here Friday. Full text...
  • Gabon protests against attacks from Ivorian media
    30 september 2005 14:18:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon is protesting what it terms a "new wave of insults" orchestrated against President Omar Bongo by several media organs in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...
  • Union favours US firm to run Air Gabon
    25 september 2005 14:00:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Union of Air Gabon Workers (SYPAG) has sent a letter to President Omar Bongo Ondimba to ask him to choose the US firm, International Trading Service Centre (ITSC), as a "strategic partner" in the privatisation of the troubled Air Gabon. Full text...
  • EU donates to integration in Central Africa
    23 september 2005 19:12:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has donated 10. Full text...
  • Gabon welcomes UNICEF commendation on AIDS control
    23 september 2005 14:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Gabonese government has expressed "great satisfaction" after the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) cited the country among the five sub-Saharan African countries doing well in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...
  • France helps fight poverty in Gabon
    23 september 2005 07:46:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- France has donated 11 billion CFA francs to Gabon for implementing its poverty reduction projects in the country, Gabonese government spokesman Rene Ndemezo'Obiang has said in Libreville. Full text...
  • Gabon to host Franc zone finance ministers in April
    21 september 2005 21:52:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Finance ministers from the 15 Franc Zone African countries and France will meet in Libreville, Gabon in April 2006, it was officially revealed here Wednesday. Full text...
  • Funeral service for Gabon's opposition leader
    19 september 2005 16:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A funeral service began here Monday for Pierre-Louis Agondjo Okawe, Gabon's main opposition leader and founder of the Party for Progress, PGP, who died 27 August in Libreville. Full text...
  • Bongo seeks travel ban on opposition
    19 september 2005 09:39:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba has said in Libreville that all opposition leaders should be stopped from leaving the country until the official opening of the December presidential elections campaign. Full text...
  • 27 Chinese army doctors end mission in Gabon
    16 september 2005 19:19:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Twenty-seven Chinese military doctors are to return home after their two-year mission to Gabon under bilateral co-operation between both countries, Chinese Ambassador Xue Junwei said here Friday. Full text...
  • Air Gabon resumes flights to Paris
    16 september 2005 10:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The management of Air Gabon, which has lacked wide-bodied passenger planes for several months, announced here Friday that the airline would resume flights to Paris on 26 September. Full text...
  • Total Gabon earns more revenue in first half of 2005
    14 september 2005 16:36:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Total Gabon earned US$144. Full text...
  • Gabon's 105 FC lose to Dolphin of Nigeria
    12 september 2005 19:44:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Nigeria's Dolphin beat 105 FC of Gabon 3-2 on Sunday in Libreville in the second leg of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup contest. Full text...
  • Gabon FA fires national team coach
    11 september 2005 12:29:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's Football Association (FEGAFOOT) has sacked famous Brazilian footballer Filho "Jairzinho" Ventura as the country's football coach, official sources have said. Full text...
  • Gabonese opposition demands independent poll observers
    09 september 2005 23:14:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese opposition parties Friday demanded the presence of independent observers to monitor the presidential election scheduled at the end of 2005. Full text...
  • Gabon's Bongo Ondimba to address 60th UNGA 14 September
    09 september 2005 13:49:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba is to address the UN 60th General Assembly session 14 September in New York, official sources said in Libreville Friday. Full text...
  • Angola accuses Nigeria of bribing Gabonese players
    07 september 2005 22:31:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan national football coach Oliveira Gonçalves has accused Nigeria of paying air tickets and match allowances for 12 Gabonese players to ensure Gabon's victory over Angola during last Sunday's crucial encounter in Luanda. Full text...
  • Angola prepares for tie against Gabon
    01 september 2005 13:48:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angola football team is making its final preparations ahead of Sunday's clash with Gabon in Luanda in their joint 2006 African Cup of Nations/World Cup qualifier. Full text...
  • Opposition leader Okawé's death impacts politics in Gabon
    29 august 2005 16:07:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The death of Pierre-Louis Agondjo Okawé, who was leader of the opposition Gabonese Progressive Party (PGP), clearly undermines chances of opposition parties to effectively press for a political transition in Gabon next December, party officials lamented here Monday. Full text...
  • Opposition Gabonese party mourns chairman's demise
    28 august 2005 17:49:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The opposition Gabon Party for Progress (PGD) will observe a 20-day mourning period beginning 28 August to pay homage to its chairman, Pierre Louis Agondjo Okawe, who died Saturday in a Libreville clinic. Full text...
  • Veteran opposition leader dies in Gabon
    28 august 2005 12:08:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Veteran politician Pierre- Louis Agondjo Okawe, leader of the opposition Gabonese Party for Progress (PGP), died Saturday at the age of 68, party officials said Sunday in the Gabonese capital Libreville. Full text...
  • Gabonese president begins private visit to Morocco
    24 august 2005 22:38:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba arrived here Wednesday to begin a private visit to Morocco, the official Moroccan News Agency (MAP) reported here. Full text...
  • Omar Bongo Ondimba heads to Morocco Wednesday
    23 august 2005 21:28:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's President Omar Bongo Ondimba leaves Libreville Wednesday afternoon for Rabat, Morocco, national television reported here Tuesday, quoting a news release from government protocol. Full text...
  • Kinshasa hosts Bateke cultural festival Thursday
    23 august 2005 18:09:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The fourth Cultural Festival of the Bateke (FESCUTE) opens Thursday in Menkao, outside Kinshasa under the auspices of DR Congo's ministry of culture and arts. Full text...
  • Gabon celebrates 45th independence anniversary
    17 august 2005 14:30:00
    Port-Gentil- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon marked its 45th independence anniversary Wednesday with a parade by the military at the nation's commercial city of Port-Gentil. Full text...
  • Gabon marks 45th anniversary of Independence
    16 august 2005 12:59:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese citizens on Tuesday started celebrating the 45th anniversary of independence from France in the northern town of Oyem. Full text...
  • Tuberculosis cases rising in Gabon
    11 august 2005 22:27:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Health authorities in Gamba region have expressed concern at the rising cases of tuberculosis in the Ndougou district headquarters, south-western Gabon. Full text...
  • Gabon sends 90 tons of food to Niger
    10 august 2005 22:06:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon has packed some 90 tons of food aid for the famine stricken-people of Niger, Gabon's foreign ministry spokesman Jean-Claude Franck Mendone announced here Tuesday. Full text...
  • Building boom as Gabon faces cement shortage
    09 august 2005 10:18:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A building boom in the Gabonese capital of Libreville has caused a shortage of cement in the city, with suppliers Ciments du Gabon (Cim-Gabon) unable to meet the demand, Arthur Meka-Me-Ndong, the Cim-Gabon development manager, said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Gabon NGO steps up campaign against child labour, trafficking
    08 august 2005 14:56:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- As part of a national campaign to raise public awareness against child labour and trafficking, Gabonese NGO, Association for the Defence of Women and Children's Rights, ADDFE, has visited Port-Gentil, the country's economic hub with a large West African community. Full text...
  • Moqaouloun beat Libreville FC in CAF Cup
    08 august 2005 08:33:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egypt's Moqaouloun defeated Libreville FC of Gabon 2-1 in Cairo Sunday night in the second round of the CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinals. Full text...
  • Japanese agency opens sub-regional office in Libreville
    06 august 2005 12:39:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Japan's International Co-operation Agency (JICA) has set up a sub-regional office in Libreville, Gabon with volunteers from the Asian country expected to assist in the development of the Central African nation, officials said here. Full text...
  • Mbeki signs accords before leaving Gabon
    03 august 2005 23:37:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- South African president Thabo Mbeki left the Gabonese capital of Libreville Wednesday afternoon, ending a two-day visit that saw the signing of several cooperation agreements between the two countries. Full text...
  • Gabon, South Africa committed to peace in Africa
    02 august 2005 10:19:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa begins his visit to Libreville Tuesday for talks with his Gabonese host Omar Bongo, in a political and diplomatic context marked by major efforts to resolve African conflicts, or restore peace in several other countries. Full text...
  • Mbeki for state visits to Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville
    01 august 2005 09:19:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki departs Monday for separate state visits to Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville meant to strengthen bilateral relations, the department of Foreign Affairs announced here. Full text...
  • Gabon sends its ambassador back to Abidjan
    20 july 2005 17:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Gabonese ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire Henri Bekalle-Akwe returned to Abidjan Monday marking an end to the war of words between the two countries following controversial remarks by President Laurent Gbagbo. Full text...
  • Mangasport, SOGEA FC reach Gabon Cup final
    18 july 2005 19:04:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Mangasport of Moanda and SOGEA FC over the weekend have qualified to play in the final of the Gabon Cup on 30 July. Full text...
  • US, Gabon troops hold exercises
    14 july 2005 12:38:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- US and Gabonese troops have embarked on military exercises dubbed Western Africa Training Cruise 2005 in the northern outskirts of Libreville, Gabon's capital. Full text...
  • Air Gabon gets new director
    10 july 2005 19:40:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba has appointed Jean Robert Gouloungana as the new director general of state- owned Air Gabon, official sources revealed here. Full text...
  • Omar Bongo Ondimba off to AU summit in Sirte
    03 july 2005 09:47:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba will leave Libreville for Sirte, Libya, on Sunday to attend the fifth African Union summit set for 4 to 5 July, officials told PANA. Full text...
  • Gabonese President off for home
    27 june 2005 19:03:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba left Monday for home following a five-day working visit to Paris, where he and French President Jacques Chirac discussed Franco- Gabonese relations and African issues during a working luncheon. Full text...
  • DR Congo envoy named CICIBA Director
    27 june 2005 10:52:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- DR Congo's ambassador to Gabon Marie Helene Matébo has been appointed Director of the Libreville-based International Centre for Bantu Civilisations (CICIBA) to succeed Angola's Vatoméné Kukanda. Full text...
  • Salif Keita performs in Libreville
    24 june 2005 22:32:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Salif Keita, the Malian superstar, arrived in Libreville on Friday to perform two concerts in the Gabonese capital, organisers said here. Full text...
  • Bongo Ondimba due in Brussels Sunday
    15 june 2005 16:57:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba begins a five-day visit to Belgium Sunday, a spokesman of the Belgian Foreign Ministry said here Wednesday. Full text...
  • Gabonese president visits Germany Wednesday
    14 june 2005 19:00:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba leaves the country Tuesday for Berlin at the start of a four-day visit to Germany that officially begins Wednesday. Full text...
  • VAALCO Gabon gets $30m credit from IFC
    14 june 2005 10:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is providing a US$30 million revolving credit facility to VAALCO Gabon, a subsidiary of VAALCO Energy, a Houston-based oil and gas firm, the IFC said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • President Bongo Ondimba due in Belgium
    13 june 2005 10:21:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba will pay an official visit to Belgium 19-22 June to promote European investments in the "diversification" of his country's economy, official sources said here. Full text...
  • Friends of Bongo condemn Gbagbo's interview
    09 june 2005 15:18:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Friends of President Omar Bongo Ondimba Movement has condemned as "insults" statements made by Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo in a recent interview granted the French daily, France Soir, about the Gabonese leader's role in resolving the Ivorian conflict. Full text...
  • 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...

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