Gabon
  • 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...
  • SIGALLI eyes increased turnover in 2006
    19 september 2006 10:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Gabonese Industrial Dairy Company (SIGALLI) plans to up its turnover to the tune of 6 billion francs CFA in 2006, as against 5. Full text...
  • Regional Bank predicts moderate inflation for Gabon
    14 september 2006 11:12:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Central Bank of Central African States, BEAC, has predicted that inflation in Gabon would not exceed 2% this year despite increases in consumer prices. Full text...
  • Total Gabon posts higher half-year profit
    13 september 2006 12:58:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Total Gabon has announced a half-year profit of US$187. Full text...
  • Gabon's Ondimba leaves for NAM summit in Havana
    13 september 2006 11:03:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) – Gabonese President Omar- Bongo Ondimba left Libreville Wednesday for Havana, Cuba, to attend the 14th Summit of the Non-Aligned (NAM) countries, the presidency said in a statement here. Full text...
  • Senegalese PM due in Gabon
    10 september 2006 16:52:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Senegalese Prime Minister Macky Sall arrives here Sunday for a three-day visit to Gabon to hold talks with several officials of the country, official sources announced here. Full text...
  • Equatorial Guinea president for Gabon Friday
    08 september 2006 10:03:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Theodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea is expected in Libreville on Friday for a working and friendship visit to Gabon, an official source announced here. Full text...
  • China signs to finance iron ore mining in Gabon
    08 september 2006 09:03:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The People's Republic of China has agreed to finance the exploitation of iron deposits in Gabon's northern Bélinga region at the estimated cost of CFA 1,600 billion francs, according to René Ndemezo'Obiang, spokesman of the Gabonese government. Full text...
  • FCFA 80,000 minimum wage for Gabon on 1st October
    07 september 2006 13:29:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President, Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon on Wednesday decided to increase the minimal wage (SMIG) from CFA 44,000 francs to CFA 80,000 francs, effective 1 October 2006, an official source affirmed here. Full text...
  • Gabon, ADB strengthen cooperation
    06 september 2006 20:54:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon and the African Development Bank (ADB) have reinforced their cooperation with official figures showing improved funds disbursement on the Bank-supported projects in the country. Full text...
  • Govt diffuses trade unions strike in Gabon
    04 september 2006 12:36:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Trade unions in Gabon on Monday suspended calls for a general strike after the government agreed to open negotiations with trade union leaders and employers. Full text...
  • Gabon seeks privatisation experience of Morocco
    01 september 2006 20:37:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Visiting Gabonese minister of economy, Finance, budget and privatisation, Alexandre Barro Chambrier, on Friday said Gabon intended to borrow the experience of Morocco in privatisation, especially in the Telecom sector. Full text...
  • World Bank rep. says ready to support Gabon
    27 august 2006 20:05:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The new representative of the World Bank (WB) in Gabon, Olivier Fremond, declared Sunday on national television his preparedness to support Gabon's development process during this period of falling oil reserves. Full text...
  • Gulf of Guinea leaders summit in Libreville
    25 august 2006 15:59:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A one-day summit of member countries of the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) opened here Friday with five heads of state attending the forum aimed at fostering the aims and objectives of the regional bloc. Full text...
  • Gabon adopts new electoral law
    24 august 2006 09:05:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Gabonese government has adopted a new electoral law, according to the State-owned "L'Union" daily. Full text...
  • ADB props education project in Gabon
    18 august 2006 17:37:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (ADB) has donated 27 vehicles worth 334. Full text...
  • Gabon will keep old friends, diversify partners - Pres. Bongo
    18 august 2006 15:27:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo declared in his Independence Day address Thursday that Gabon will to diversify its partners while keeping old friends, the government daily l'Union reported on Friday. Full text...
  • Haut–Ogooue wins Gabon's Independence Cup
    17 august 2006 21:20:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Haut-Ogooue football club Thursday lifted Gabon's Independence Cup after beating rivals Nyanga 3-2 in the finals here. Full text...
  • Bongo urges citizens to move Gabon into prosperity
    17 august 2006 09:55:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba, has sternly advised his compatriots to shoulder the future of the country by exhibiting solidarity and responsibility in all national endeavours. Full text...
  • 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...

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