Gabon
  • 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...
  • Bongo congratulates Bush on re-election
    04 november 2004 16:20:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba has congratulated US President George Bush on his re-elected for a second four-year mandate in the 2 November presidential polls. Full text...
  • Omar Bongo Ondimba welcomes George Bush's re-election
    03 november 2004 21:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon Wednesday congratulated his American counterpart George W. Full text...
  • Gabon imports cooking gas to combat shortage
    01 november 2004 18:40:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Some 1,000 tons of cooking gas imported by Gabon following a national shortage arrived at the weekend at the Owendo port near Libreville, official sources said Monday. Full text...
  • Télécel-Gabon donates 600 phones to police
    30 october 2004 11:21:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Mobile telephone operator Télécel-Gabon has donated 600 phones and some dedicated lines to the national police to help in the fight against crime, company officials said in Libreville. Full text...
  • Gabon seeking 90 million FCFA for measles control
    29 october 2004 11:08:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- About 90 million FCFA is still missing from the budget to finance Gabon's measles vaccination campaign from 19 to 25 November but the country's health minister Paulette Missambo is determined to ensure the success of the operation, an official source told PANA here Friday. Full text...
  • Chirac, Bongo hold discussions in Paris
    28 october 2004 20:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French president Jacques Chirac and his Gabonese counterpart Omar Bongo Ondimba held discussions here Thursday, focusing on bilateral issues, according to official sources. Full text...
  • Malian wins 203 million FCFA jackpot in Gabon
    25 october 2004 16:34:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Abdoulaye Sacko, a Malian based in the Gabonese city of Port-Gentil, has won a record 203 million-CFA-franc jackpot after staking just 2,000 CFA francs in a Horse Racing gamble in Gabon. Full text...
  • Gabon's FC 105 wins Challenge Cup
    25 october 2004 11:23:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's FC 105 of Libreville has won the 21st edition of the Gabonese Challenge Cup after beating Mangasport of Moanda 3-2 Sunday at Omar Bongo Ondimba Stadium here. Full text...
  • Bongo Ondimba congratulates Biya on poll victory
    21 october 2004 18:37:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba has congratulated his Cameroonian counterpart Paul Biya on his victory in the 11 October poll that renewed his manadate for another seven years. Full text...
  • Gbagbo sends message to Bongo on Ivorian crisis
    20 october 2004 23:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Ivorian foreign minister Bamba Mamadou Wednesday delivered a 'special message' from President Laurent Gbagbo to his Gabonese counterpart Omar Bongo Ondimba on the political and military situation in Côte d'Ivoire. Full text...
  • Public wage bill in Gabon set to rise
    19 october 2004 08:59:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Total salaries in the Gabonese Public Service are set to rise to 224 billion CFA francs (427. Full text...
  • Gabon to tap industrial gas
    18 october 2004 13:20:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Against the backdrop of growing interest among oil companies operating in the country, the Gabonese government is considering ways to tap gas fields discovered across the country, according to a release issued after a meeting of the ministerial council. Full text...
  • Gabon hosts meeting on NEPAD
    14 october 2004 23:01:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A meeting on the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) opened here Thursday with 11 experts from central Africa taking part. Full text...
  • Firm to pay 150 CFA francs for a kg of rubber
    14 october 2004 10:57:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's Tropical Agricultural Investment Company (SIAT Gabon), a local branch of Belgium's SIAT group, has told local farmers that it would buy rubber from them at 150 CFA francs per kilogramme, official sources have said. Full text...
  • Nigeria happy with 1-1 draw in World Cup/CAN tie
    10 october 2004 14:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Super Eagles have expressed satisfaction with their 1-1 draw against Gabon in Libreville on Saturday in a Group 4 qualifying match for the joint 2006 World and African Nations Cups. Full text...
  • NEPAD meeting to be held next week in Gabon
    08 october 2004 08:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A meeting on the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) in Central Africa will be held from 14 to 15 October in Libreville, sources close to the Gabonese ministry of trade in charge of NEPAD told PANA. Full text...
  • Nigerian Super Eagles off to Gabon for CAN/World Cup tie
    07 october 2004 14:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian coach Christian Chukwu Thursday led the Super Eagles to Gabon ahead of weekend's crucial 2006 CAN/World Cup qualification match with both coach and players confident that they would get the result to keep them on top of Group Four. Full text...
  • 509 aliens held at Libreville central prison
    06 october 2004 22:58:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Some 509 foreigners out of 1,275 aliens of various nationalities residing in Gabon are currently detained in Libreville central prison, Interior Minister Christian Clotaire Ivala affirmed to PANA following a visit there. Full text...
  • Ivorian First Lady briefs Bongo on peace process
    05 october 2004 23:24:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Ivorian First Lady Simone Gbagbo, chairperson of the parliamentary group of the Ivorian People's Front (FPI), Tuesday held a two-hour meeting with President Omar Bongo Ondimba on the situation in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...
  • OPRAG emerges from slump to recovery
    05 october 2004 21:41:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- After recording a net loss of 3. Full text...
  • Malabo mayor visits Libreville
    05 october 2004 21:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Mayor Isabel Eraul Ivina of Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, briefly visited Libreville Tuesday to finalise a partnership with the Gabonese Garbage Processing Company (SOVOG) to collect garbage in Malabo, officials affirmed here. Full text...
  • State House launches broadcast on Bongo's activities
    05 october 2004 09:06:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The press service at the Gabonese State House has launched a weekly television broadcast on the activities of President Omar Bongo Ondimba. Full text...
  • Gabonese fisherman catches giant silurid
    01 october 2004 10:12:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Young Gabonese fisherman, Serge Ikapi on Thursday used a crossbow to catch a giant silurid weighing nearly 150kg and full length measuring 2 metres while skull spanned 40 cm in diameter, 'le quotidien l'Union' reported here. Full text...
  • Radio Gabon resumes broadcasts at the weekend
    30 september 2004 15:02:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The state-owned Radio Gabon resumes broadcasts this weekend after nine months of interruption, informed sources said in Libreville. Full text...
  • Central Africa ministers discuss Congo Basin forest
    30 september 2004 14:03:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Cabinet ministers from countries sharing the Congo Basin forest convened here Thursday to develop strategies to enhance the smooth functioning and development of the Central African Conference of Forest Ministers (COMIFAC). Full text...
  • CEMAC enjoys double-digit growth from oil revenue
    30 september 2004 12:50:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Double-digit growth is no longer the exclusives of Equatorial Guinea in the CEMAC zone where Chad recorded its landmark growth rate of +38 percent to exceed even Malabo which stood at +24 percent this year. Full text...
  • Macroeconomic indicators dip in Gabon
    30 september 2004 10:45:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's economic growth rate is expected to slightly drop this year due to the fall in the production of oil, its major revenue earner, official sources forecast here. Full text...
  • Gabon gets European Bank loan to modernise 9 airports
    28 september 2004 23:16:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted Gabon a loan of seven billion CFA francs to help modernise facilities at nine of the country's airports, sources at the Senegal-based Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) said in Dakar Tuesday. Full text...
  • Gabon calls for African UN Security Council member
    22 september 2004 20:22:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba has reiterated his demand for Africa's permanent representation in the United Nations Security Council and appealed to the international community to implement its promises to assist the continent's development. Full text...
  • Gabon records 778 new HIV infections in 2003
    21 september 2004 13:27:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The National AIDS and Sexually Communicable Disease Alleviation Programme (PNLS/IST) has reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 6,878 AIDS patients in Gabon, including 778 new cases recorded in 2003, official sources disclosed here. Full text...
  • US army to train Gabonese soldiers on AIDS
    16 september 2004 20:44:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The US Defence department will 20-24 September train Gabonese soldiers and local NGO officials on the development of anti-AIDS programmes in Libreville, the American embassy indicated in a statement issued here. Full text...
  • Gabonese foreign minister to preside over UN General Assembly
    14 september 2004 14:33:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The 59th session of the UN General Assembly opens here Tuesday under the Presidency of Jean Ping, Foreign Minister of Gabon. Full text...
  • CCA slates Africa capital flow confab in Jo'burg
    14 september 2004 14:09:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- US ambassador to Gabon Kenneth Moorefield has said the development of infrastructures was key to economic growth, while the increase of capital inflow was essential to building the infrastructure. Full text...
  • Gabonese police question two reporters
    13 september 2004 23:38:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Two Gabonese journalists, including the editorial manager of the weekly Le Temps were questioned Monday by Judicial Police (PJ) in Libreville, according to sources in the newspaper. Full text...

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