Gabon
  • AU summit to focus on Great Lakes, Cote d'Ivoire, Darfur
    09 january 2005 12:48:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- At the two-day summit opening here Monday, members of the 15-nation African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) will focus on the simmering conflicts in the Great Lakes Region, DR Congo. Full text...
  • Gabonese president mourns Gbagbo's father
    07 january 2005 17:00:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon has sent a condolence message to his Ivorian counterpart Laurent Gbagbo following the death of his father, Paul Koudou Zézé, last Sunday at the age of 90, official sources said here Friday. Full text...
  • Typhoid fever breaks out in northern Gabon
    07 january 2005 13:45:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Typhoid fever has killed one patient and infected 50 others in northern Gabon, the national radio reported Friday, quoting health authorities in that part of the country. Full text...
  • Gabonese premier league kicks off Saturday
    06 january 2005 22:02:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Gabonese football premier league resumes next Saturday after a three-month break, the Gabonese Football Association (FEGAFOOT) confirmed Thursday. Full text...
  • Bouteflika to attend AU Libreville summit
    06 january 2005 21:23:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will attend the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council summit in Libreville, Gabon, Monday, officials said in Algiers Thursday. Full text...
  • Morocco, Gabon partially lift visa requirements
    06 january 2005 15:40:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon and Morocco have signed an agreement to partially scrap entry visas for selected passport holders, thus broadening the legal base for their 60-year old bilateral cooperation, official sources said Thursday. Full text...
  • Presidencial majority justles for office of Prime Minister
    03 january 2005 23:38:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The advent of 2005 is an occasion for parties of the political majority in Gabon not only to enter the home stretch for the December 2006 presidential election but also to sort out who takes the coveted position of Prime Minister after the polls. Full text...
  • Gabonese President calls for concrete action
    03 january 2005 19:38:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- In his New Year address to the nation, Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba urged the government to take concrete action towards meeting the aspirations of the public. Full text...
  • Gabon hosts AU Security Council session next week
    03 january 2005 16:41:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Several African leaders are expected to attend a session of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council in Libreville, Gabon from 10-11 January, which will examine several issues related to peace in different regions of the continent. Full text...
  • Gabon to get 42 billion CFA francs from ADB
    31 december 2004 11:25:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (ADB) will provide Gabon with 42 billion CFA francs to support the country's economic reforms, authorised sources told PANA Friday in Libreville. Full text...
  • Gabon's Libertis reduces phone charges on Sundays
    31 december 2004 11:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's mobile phone operator, Libertis, announced on Friday that it would effect reduced Sunday charges starting from 8 January until the end of March 2005, an official source said in Libreville. Full text...
  • Gabon gives hefty financial support to parties
    30 december 2004 22:05:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The government in Gabon has increased annual financial support across the board to officially recognised political parties of the Gabonese ruling majority and opposition from 100 million CFA francs to 500 million CFA francs, official sources confirmed here Thursday. Full text...
  • Gabon places roads as main concern on new budget
    30 december 2004 11:14:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon will embark on an innovative project to develop better roads in 2005 by eliminating dishonest road contractors, a cabinet meeting has decided in Libreville. Full text...
  • Air Gabon to launch a weekly London-Libreville flight in January
    29 december 2004 23:24:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese national carrier, Air Gabon is to inaugurate a weekly London-Libreville passenger flight from 25 January 2005, sources at the company said Wednesday. Full text...
  • Women teachers in Gabon campaign against HIV/AIDS
    29 december 2004 12:06:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's wome teachers have mobilised to fight against HIV/AIDS, committing themselves to play an intermediary role in primary education institutions in the campaign. Full text...
  • Unauthorised flight angers Gabonese transport ministry
    28 december 2004 21:22:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Authorities at the Gabonese transport ministry are still fuming following the unauthorised departure of a South African registered plane from Libreville airport 11 days ago, official sources told PANA here Tuesday. Full text...
  • Francophone agency promises to help Gabon fight poverty
    28 december 2004 18:28:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The International Francophone Agency, AIF, is to assist Gabon in fighting poverty, especially in rural areas, an official of the agency said in Libreville Tuesday. Full text...
  • Morocco, Gabon discuss free-trade area
    24 december 2004 21:53:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco and Gabon plan to reopen talks on the creation of a free-trade area to strengthen their bilateral trade and boost economic co-operation between Morocco and Central African countries, official sources said in Rabat Friday. Full text...
  • Editors of private Gabonese papers annoyed
    24 december 2004 12:52:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Editors of privately owned Gabonese newspapers grouped under the Independent Association of Print Media Professionals have threatened to close their publications due to the pressure exerted on them by the National Communication Council (CNC). Full text...
  • Gabonese university students on strike
    23 december 2004 10:44:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Students at Libreville's Omar Bongo Ondimba University on Thursday erected barricades leading to the institution as part of a strike decided during a general assembly held Wednesday. Full text...
  • Official hails Gabon's lubricator output
    22 december 2004 11:50:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Pizolub general manager Lucien Ozouaki has described Gabon's lubricator production as satisfactory. Full text...
  • Bongo attends Tandja's swearing-in
    20 december 2004 22:07:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon is due in Niamey Tuesday to attend the swearing-in of Niger president-elect Mamadou Tandja, who was re-elected last 4 December for another five-year term. Full text...
  • Gabonese politician on hunger strike
    20 december 2004 11:02:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The leader of the Gabonese opposition Union for Democracy and Social Insertion (UDIS), Hervé Patrick Opiangah, embarked on a hunger strike nine days ago to press for his release from detention after being found with a firearm at the end of an illegal gathering on 15 November. Full text...
  • Omar Bongo University student crowned Miss Gabon 2005
    19 december 2004 17:25:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Cornelia Anaïs Moukagni, a first year English student at Omar Bongo University, Libreville, has been crowned Miss Gabon 2005. Full text...
  • Panafrican Energy resumes oil production in Gabon
    13 december 2004 11:14:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Panafrican Energy, a Canada-based oil company, has resumed its operations on the Panthere Nze concession in Fouanou village in the department of Ndolou after a brief break due to violence directed at its operations. Full text...
  • Gabon reports fall in unemployment figures
    13 december 2004 09:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The number of job seekers in Gabon fell significantly in 2004, according to the country's National Employment Board (ONE). Full text...
  • Gabon introduces import quotas for Ozone depleting substances
    10 december 2004 22:14:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon is to introduce import quotas for ozone depleting substances starting January 2005 in an effort to protect the ozone layer, official sources told PANA here Friday. Full text...
  • Gabonese company loses timber marketing monopoly
    10 december 2004 15:18:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A Gabonese cabinet session chaired by President, Omar Bongo Ondimba, has decided to withdraw the monopoly held by the Gabonese National Timber Company (SNGB) to market "Okoume" and "Ozigo", the country's two main wood species because of the company's precarious situation, PANA learnt here Friday. Full text...
  • Air Gabon resumes Libreville-Paris air link
    09 december 2004 16:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's national airline "Air Gabon" on Wednesday restored Paris-Libreville flights using its Boeing 767-200, which was grounded for three weeks in France due to technical and financial problems, official sources revealed here Thursday. Full text...
  • Firm sets up phone kiosks for Gabonese handicapped
    08 december 2004 18:02:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Freecom, a communication company here, has set up kiosks with mobile phone sets for the handicapped under a loan scheme worth 450,000 francs CFA per unit, an official of the local association of handicapped said Wednesday. Full text...
  • UNICEF pleased with Gabon vaccination cover
    08 december 2004 15:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The vaccination cover of Libreville, which hosts more than half of Gabon's population, has reached 70%, which this ranges between 90 and 98 percent upcountry, the United Nations Children's Fund(UNICEF) has revealed. Full text...
  • Gabon incinerates tonne of drugs
    07 december 2004 16:27:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese authorities on Monday burned nearly a tonne of drugs confiscated from drug traffickers during 2004, the pro-government daily, L'Union, reported. Full text...
  • Libreville cabbies join campaign against HIV/AIDS
    03 december 2004 20:00:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- About 300 taxis in Libreville Friday joined the national awareness and mobilisation campaign against HIV/AIDS at the initiative of the City Council of the Gabonese capital. Full text...
  • Gabonese musician dies in Burkina Faso
    02 december 2004 20:27:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Gabonese musician Félix Eferol Ebo died Wednesday night in Ouagadougou after a short illiness, official sources told PANA Thursday in the Burkina capital. Full text...
  • UN General Assembly dedicates 60th anniversary to AIDS fight
    01 december 2004 22:32:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The President of the UN General Assembly, Jean Ping of Gabon announced Wednesday that the 60th anniversary of the global body slated for mid 2005 will be devoted to the battle against HIV/AIDS. Full text...
  • Gabon's Bongo to visit Paris Wednesday
    01 december 2004 13:33:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba is expected Wednesday in Paris but no reason was given for the visit to the French capital. Full text...
  • West, Central African aviation ministers meet in Libreville
    01 december 2004 12:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ministers responsible for aviation in the 23 countries of West and Central Africa meet Thursday in Libreville, Gabon to adopt a common air transport economic regulation as part of the implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision in the two regions, an ECOWAS statement said Wednesday. Full text...
  • COMILOG to invest 20 billion cfa in Gabon
    30 november 2004 11:17:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Ogooue Mining Company (COMILOG) in Gabon is to invest about 20 billion cfa francs (40. Full text...
  • Gabon oil union calls for strike
    29 november 2004 10:51:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo expressed "surprise" and "disappointment" Sunday evening with a strike call from the National Organisation of Oil Workers (ONEP). Full text...
  • Air Gabon suspends flights to Europe
    29 november 2004 09:18:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- National carrier Air Gabon, which is going through a serious financial crisis has suspended flights to Europe, after its leased Boeing 767 was grounded due to technical problems, company sources indicated here Sunday. Full text...
  • Gabon's employment fair in full swing
    26 november 2004 17:29:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The first ever employment fair in Gabon continued Friday with organisers announcing that about 60 exhibitors were offering some 600 jobs and funding for micro- projects. Full text...
  • OIBT to offer Gabon new opportunities in forestry
    25 november 2004 16:37:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The International Tropical Timber Organisation (OIBT) is to afford Gabon new economic opportunities in the forestry industry, according to an official statement issued Thursday in Libreville. Full text...
  • VP represents Gabon at NEPAD summit
    22 november 2004 22:36:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Vice-President Didjob Divungui Di Ndingue will represent Gabon at a summit of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) opening Tuesday in Algiers, officials indicated here. Full text...
  • Gabonese official campaigns for Oyé Mba to head ADB
    18 november 2004 23:02:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Gabon's deputy Prime Minister Paul M'Ba Abessole, who is also the minister of transport and civil aviation, has asked Mauritania to support the candidature of his compatriot, Casimir Oyé Mba to head the African Development Bank (ADB). Full text...
  • Gabonese police disperse opposition demonstration
    15 november 2004 16:18:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese riot police units on Monday dispersed members of the opposition Union for Democracy and Social Integration (UDIS) who staged a demonstration in front of state house here to demand the registration of their political party. Full text...
  • Omar Bongo says Arafat's death is "great loss"
    12 november 2004 14:48:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba has described the death of Palestinian president Yasser Arafat as a "great loss, not just for Palestinians and Muslims, but also for the entire world". Full text...
  • Explorers locate oil near Port-Gentil
    10 november 2004 19:16:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Pan Ocean Energy has confirmed the discovery along with its partner Shell Gabon of a new oil deposit on the Awodam 1 bloc, about 4 km southwest of Koula, near Port- Gentil. Full text...
  • Gabon threatens to shut down private TV
    09 november 2004 23:59:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's National Communication Council (CNC) has threatened to shut down the Radio-Television Nazareth (RTN), a private religious channel, accusing it of disseminating unauthorised broadcasts and for exercising poor information management. Full text...
  • No selling of drugs in Libreville's streets, says Mayor
    09 november 2004 20:17:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's Libreville Mayor Andre Dieudonne Berre has banned the sale of drugs in the streets of the Gabonese capital. Full text...
  • Gabon sends peace message to Joseph Kabila
    04 november 2004 22:42:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday received the Gabonese urban affairs minister, Antoine de Padoue Mboumbou Miyakou, who handed him a message from President Omar Bongo Odimba on ways to enhance peace in central Africa. Full text...

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