Gabon
  • Nicolas Sarkozy invites Omar Bongo to Paris
    24 may 2007 09:29:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – Gabonese President Omar Bon-go is expected in Paris Friday at the invitation of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, an official source affirmed here Wednesday. Full text...
  • Chikungunya epidemic rapidly spreads in Gabon
    21 may 2007 12:15:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Dr Sylvain Mouity of Libreville Hospital has issued a serious warning that Chikungunya epidemic is spreading rapidly in Gabon. Full text...
  • Omar Bongo hails French President-elect Sarkozy
    08 may 2007 11:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) – Gabonese President Oma-r Bongo Ondimba, Tuesday hailed the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as French president with 53% of the votes, and hoped the cordial relations between Gabon and France will continue under his leadership. Full text...
  • CEMAC passport to be in use by July
    28 april 2007 11:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) - – The heads of state and government from the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) meeting in N'djamena, Chad, Thursday have agreed to bring into use by July a single passport for all the member countries of the organisation, official sources in Libreville revealed Friday. Full text...
  • Gabon's CENAP sets dates for by-elections
    27 april 2007 20:25:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's autonomous National Electoral Commission (CENAP) Friday announced that the country's legislative and senatorial by-elections will be conducted on 10 June and 1 July respectively. Full text...
  • CAEMC fires regional bank governor
    27 april 2007 10:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The governor of the Central African States Bank (BEAC), Jean-Félix Mamalepot, has been relieved of his post, according to a statement issued at the end of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CAEMC) heads of state summit in N'djamena, Chad. Full text...
  • Omar Bongo off for summit in N'djamena
    24 april 2007 14:09:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon is due to attend the eighth Central African Economic and Monetary Community summit by heads of state on Tuesday in N'djamena, a government source said here. Full text...
  • Gabonese convene forum on humanitarian law
    23 april 2007 09:08:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Representatives of civil society bodies and research students will convene here 23 April - 4 May at a conference on international humanitarian law, organisers have announced. Full text...
  • Bongo brokers Deby-Weddeye meeting in Libreville
    18 april 2007 09:28:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Chadian President Idriss Deby and one of his predecessors Goukouni Weddeye, met here Tuesday at the behest of Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba, the State television reported. Full text...
  • Chadian president arrives in Libreville
    17 april 2007 20:58:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) - – Chadian head of state, Idriss Deby Itno, on Tuesday arrived in Libreville where he was his Gabonese counterpart, Omar Bongo Ondimba, led cabinet ministers and other top government officials to welcome him. Full text...
  • Cameroon qualifies for 2007 Algeria All-Africa Games soccer event
    16 april 2007 09:42:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon has qualified for the July All-Africa Games soccer event after humiliating Gabon 5-0 in their second leg tie at Cameroon's northern city of Garoua on Sunday. Full text...
  • Cameroon meet Gabon in All Africa Games qualifier Sunday
    12 april 2007 13:08:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroonian U-23 national football team will play Gabon Sunday in Garoua (north) in the return leg of qualifiers to the All Africa Games. Full text...
  • Physician blames high TB prevalence in Gabon on poverty
    28 march 2007 22:17:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Poverty is one of the factors fuelling the spread of tuberculosis in Gabon, according to Emile Ondo, a medical doctor at the national Endemic Diseases Department. Full text...
  • Privatised Gabon Airlines to launch maiden flight 11 April
    28 march 2007 19:29:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The newly privatised Gabon Airlines is to launch its maiden flights on the Libreville-Paris route 11 April, the management said in a statement here. Full text...
  • Total Gabon posts US$10 million annual profit
    21 march 2007 11:54:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Oil company, Total Gabon, posted a net profit of US$326. Full text...
  • Host Togo, Tunisia through to semi-finals of under-17 CAN
    17 march 2007 12:12:00
    Lomé- Togo (PANA) -- Host Togo beat Gabon here 2-1 to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing under-17 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) competition. Full text...
  • Gabonese student gives birth to quadruplets
    14 march 2007 19:11:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) – A 23--year-old Gabonese student at Richard Nguema high school in Oyem in the north, has given birth to four babies (three girls and a boy), medical authorities here told PANA Wednesday. Full text...
  • South Africa beat Gabon 3-1 in U-17 CAN tie
    13 march 2007 20:19:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- South Africa defeated Gabon 3-1 here Tuesday at the ongoing Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) championship group tie. Full text...
  • Bongo warns against "bribing" of Gabonese voters
    13 december 2006 17:37:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba Wednesday warned candidates for the country's Sunday parliamentary elections to stop "bribing" voters, saying the practice was contrary to democratic principles. Full text...
  • Gabonese Culture Minister dies
    12 december 2006 14:31:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese Culture, Arts and Education Minister, Pierre-Marie Ndong, died Monday at an Army Hospital in the Libreville suburb, the government has announced. Full text...
  • Gabon gets media access Commission
    08 december 2006 11:44:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A 10-member media Commission to ensure equal access to public media by candidates contesting Gabon's 17 December parliamentary elections, has been inaugurated. Full text...
  • Gabonese opposition wants parliamentary polls postponed
    06 december 2006 20:42:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The 13 political parties of the Gabonese opposition have called for the postponement of the parliamentary polls because the Interior ministry has allegedly failed to respect the legal deadline for the verification of the voters' register. Full text...
  • Bongo leaves for Kabila's inauguration
    05 december 2006 19:46:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) – Gabonese President Omar- Bongo Ondimba left Libreville Tuesday evening for Kinshasa where he is expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony of DR Congo's President-elect Joseph Kabila, according to the state protocol office here. Full text...
  • SAA expands its international route network
    04 december 2006 10:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) is expanding its route network in Africa, Europe, North America and South America by adding new destinations to each of the continents, to grow the airline's international capacity by 8%, an official said at the weekend. Full text...
  • Gabon environment NGOs, donors meet in Libreville
    30 november 2006 20:22:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) – Some 20 Gabon NGOs and -international donors are meeting here on the government's Forest, Fishing and Environmental Programme, PSFE, participants at the meeting said Thursday. Full text...
  • FAO regional office becomes operational 2007 in Gabon
    30 november 2006 16:02:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Regional Office of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will become operational in 2007, the director general of the UN agency, Jacques Diouf, said here Thursday. Full text...
  • FAO, AU agricultural experts meet in Gabon over food security
    28 november 2006 09:46:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A technical meeting of experts drawn from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the African Union (AU) to devise ways of ensuring food security in Africa got underway here Tuesday. Full text...
  • Bongo Ondimba slates visit to France
    24 november 2006 11:08:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – Gabonese president Omar Bon-go Ondimba is expected to arrive here Friday at the start of a week-long working visit to France, official French sources revealed. Full text...
  • Libreville hosts 35th RHF confab
    20 november 2006 11:59:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The 35th Conference of the Housing and Francophonie Network (RHF) opened here Monday with participants brainstorming on globalisation and the provision of housing at affordable prices, among other issues. Full text...
  • Gabon electoral body accepts 877 parliamentary nominations
    18 november 2006 13:44:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Autonomous and Permanent National Electoral Commission (CENAP) has accepted the nomination papers of 877 candidates aspiring for the 120 seats in the 17 December parliamentary poll, media reports said here Saturday. Full text...
  • Morocco flogs Gabon 6-0 in friendly
    16 november 2006 22:35:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's national football squad walloped their Gabonese counterparts 6-0 in a friendly tie at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium in Rabat. Full text...
  • Gabon launches child immunisation campaign
    13 november 2006 12:16:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon Public Health Ministry, in conjunction with UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO), Monday launched a three-day national campaign for the administration of Vitamin A on, and de-worming of children under age five. Full text...
  • Gabon, South Africa sign defence cooperation pact
    10 november 2006 10:12:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) - – Gabonese defence minister Ali Bongo and his South African counterpart Gerard Patrick Mosiuoa Lekota signed a defence agreement Thursday in Libreville allowing the armed forces of both countries to share information on specific issues, an official source said Friday in the Gabonese capital. Full text...
  • Gabon explains inability to host 5th AWC
    04 november 2006 15:04:00
    Warri- Nigeria (PANA) -- Gabonese Football Association President, Leon Ababe, Saturday blamed "organisational problems" for his country's inability to host the 5th African Women's soccer Championship now taking place in Nigeria's southern Delta State. Full text...
  • Campaigning for Gabon's parliamentary polls to begin 2 December
    27 october 2006 09:40:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) - – The Gabonese government said campaigning for the country's 17 December parliamentary elections would start 2 December until the eve of the poll. Full text...
  • Bongo Ondimba to visit China
    26 october 2006 11:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba is to travel Friday to the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Beijing, to attend the China-Africa Summit, and also witness the "Gabon Economic Days," official sources said here Thursday. Full text...
  • Two companies to trade on the Central African bourse
    25 october 2006 11:01:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) – Two companies -- BGFI bourse and SFA Gabon - have been authorised to operate on the planned Central African Stock Exchange (BVMAC), Alexandre Gandou, chairman of the Central African Financial Market Watchdog Committee, COSUMAF, said here Wednesday. Full text...
  • Govt denounces electoral registration fraud in Gabon
    20 october 2006 11:47:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) - – The Gabonese government on Friday denounced fraudulent registrations reported in the electoral roster for parliamentary elections scheduled in December in the country. Full text...
  • CPJ wants Gabonese journalist freed
    19 october 2006 15:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called for the release of a Gabonese journalist who was imprisoned Wednesday on defamation charges even as his appeal was still pending. Full text...
  • Gabon sees growing TB cases
    18 october 2006 16:50:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) – There has been an upsur-ge in tuberculosis cases in Gabon, with health structures treating nearly 1,000 new TB sufferers within six months, Dr Daniel Nzengui-Makita, director of the Libreville Nkembo Hospital, disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...
  • Bongo off for Addis Ababa meeting on Ivorian crisis
    17 october 2006 09:31:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) – President Omar Bongo On-dimba of Gabon left here early Tuesday to participate in the Peace and Security Council (CPS) meeting of the African Union (AU) that opened Tuesday in Addis Ababa on the Ivorian crisis. Full text...
  • Gabon to produce 3.3 million tonnes of manganese in 2007
    14 october 2006 11:55:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) - – The Ogooué Mining Company (COMILOG), could increase its manganese exports by 10% in 2007 to reach 3. Full text...
  • Bongo invited to Darfur summit
    11 october 2006 12:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) - – President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon has been invited to attend a summit on Darfur slated for 17 October in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. Full text...
  • Exxon Mobil sells shares in Mobil Oil Gabon
    10 october 2006 13:21:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) - – Mobil Oil Gabon announced here Tuesday that Exxon Mobil Corporation has signed a agreement for the sale of its shares in the company to Tomoil Africa Holdings Limited. Full text...
  • Gabon newspaper director on hunger strike
    04 october 2006 13:03:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) – Désiré Ename, the edito-rial director of Gabon's private "Les Echos du Nord," began a hunger strike here Wednesday in protest at the authorities suspension of his newspaper, media sources said. Full text...
  • CPJ slams Gabon over newspaper ban
    03 october 2006 19:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned a three-month ban Gabonese authorities imposed on the newspaper Les Echos du Nord for an article which criticized the handling of a territorial dispute with neighbouring Equatorial Guinea. Full text...
  • Gabon-Equatorial Guinea territorial dispute: Bongo may travel to Geneva
    02 october 2006 11:43:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba said he could travel to Geneva Wednesday depending on the stage of negotiations between his country and Equatorial Guinea on their territorial dispute. Full text...
  • International symposium features Franco-Italian explorer
    29 september 2006 09:40:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A five-day international symposium opened Thursday in Gabon's southern city of Franceville on famous Franco- Italian explorer, Savorgnan de Brazza (26 January 1852-14 September 1905), who was trailblazer in French colonisation in Equatorial Africa. Full text...
  • Gabon issues new IDs to refugees
    21 september 2006 11:16:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon is issuing new identity cards to refugees who have been granted refugee or asylum status in the country to enable them benefit from opportunities in various areas, an official disclosed here. Full text...
  • Total Gabon crude oil reserves down to 172 million barrels
    19 september 2006 21:34:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Total Gabon, a subsidiary of the Total Group, had 172 million barrels of crude oil reserves as of 31 December 2005, down from the 178 million barrels estimates of 2004, according to the company's latest annual report. Full text...

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