Gabon
  • 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...
  • Zimbabwe beats Gabon 1-0 in World/CAN Cup tie
    05 june 2005 15:51:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe defeated Gabon 1-0 in a joint 2006 African Cup of Nations and World Cup soccer qualifier here Sunday. Full text...
  • Gabon makes minor cabinet reshuffle
    03 june 2005 10:18:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Authorities in Gabon appointed Philippe Nzengue Mayila as junior minister for Human Rights in a minor reshuffle effected in the government following a meeting on Thursday, an official statement affirmed here Friday. Full text...
  • Bongo pays official visit to Brazzaville
    25 may 2005 12:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba leaves here Wednesday for Brazzaville to hold talks with his Congolese counterpart Denis Sassou Nguesso on further cementing bilateral ties between the two countries. Full text...
  • EU donates 14 million euros to Gabon
    24 may 2005 12:11:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The European Union has donated 14 million euros to Gabon to establish a geological and mineral database for use in exploiting its mineral potential and diversifying its oil-dependent economy. Full text...
  • ASA of Angola meet Gabon's FC 105 in Confederation Cup
    21 may 2005 15:23:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Three-time Angolan football champions ASA will on Saturday play Gabon's FC 105 in Franceville (Gabon) in the second leg tie of the eighth finals of the Confederation Cup. Full text...
  • Gabon's Bongo Ondimba off to Abuja
    19 may 2005 11:47:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba on Thursday left Libreville for Abuja to meet with his Nigerian counterpart, Olusegun Obasanjo, to discuss the Togolese crisis, the Gabonese State House said. Full text...
  • Gabon praises Kadhafi for peace efforts in Africa
    17 may 2005 20:38:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The secretary for African Union affairs in the Libyan foreign and co-operation ministry, Dr Ali Triki, held discussions here Tuesday with the Gabonese deputy Prime Minister, Emmanuel Ondo Methogo. Full text...
  • Gabon's FC 105 pulls one-all draw in Luanda
    10 may 2005 15:04:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Atletico Sport Aviaçao (ASA) of Angola and Gabon's FC 105 played to a 1-1 draw here Sunday in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup. Full text...
  • Bongo courts DR Congo on Gabon's ADB presidency bid
    06 may 2005 15:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba has solicited the backing of DR Congo president Joseph Kabila for Gabon's candidacy for the presidency of the African Development Bank (ADB), a Gabonese official disclosed here. Full text...
  • Aboughe re-elected Gabonese judo federation chair
    02 may 2005 16:41:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Incumbent chairman of the Gabonese Judo Federation, Andre Angwe Aboughe, has been re-elected for another four- year term, reports said here Monday. Full text...
  • Nigerian leader on daylong visit to Gabon
    02 may 2005 16:02:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, the current chair of the African Union (AU), on Monday arrived in Libreville for a brief visit. Full text...
  • Obasanjo visits Libreville
    02 may 2005 09:03:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo is due in Libreville Monday for a visit to Gabon, officials confirmed here, but gave no further details. Full text...
  • Former senior minister forms party
    30 april 2005 16:53:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's former senior minister, Zacharie Myboto, on Saturday announced that he had formed his own party, the Gabon Union for Democracy Development (UGDD), and promptly resigned from the ruling Democratic Party (PDG). Full text...
  • Gabonese scientists urged to mobilise for health
    28 april 2005 21:35:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Professor Donatien Mavoungou, former Director of the Franceville International Medical Research Centre (CIRMF) in southeastern Gabon stressed Thursday that Gabonese scientists must mobilise to map out guidelines of a national health policy. Full text...
  • OPDAS reviews strategy
    27 april 2005 23:29:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the First Ladies' Organisation for Aids Control (OPDAS-Gabon), Maïté Mapangou-Moucani has outlined new orientations and choices for the organisation. Full text...
  • Gabon upbeat about signing new agreement with IMF
    25 april 2005 22:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba affirmed here Sunday evening that Gabon could reach a new agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before the end of this year. Full text...
  • Sports-Gabon-Football
    24 april 2005 11:48:00
    FC 105 (Gabon) overcome Al--Ittiyad (Libya) in CAF tie Libreville, Gabon (PANA) - FC Canon 105 of Gabon qualified for Confederation Cup quarterfinals Saturday after beating Al-Ittiyad of Libya 2-0 in Franceville, 650 km south of Libreville. Full text...
  • Malian lover strangles Senegalese woman after rape
    23 april 2005 14:09:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A Malian national based here only identified By one name as Diallo on Friday night allegedly strangled a 19-year- old Senegalese girl, Oumou Mbaye, after he had raped her. Full text...
  • Gabon signs manganese accord with Chinese firm
    23 april 2005 12:15:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's mines, energy, oil and water resources minister Richard-Auguste Onouviet has signed an agreement authorising the Chinese company SINOSTEEL, represented Zhixiong Dong, to prospect for manganese ore at Mbigou in the country's south-east, official sources told PANA here Saturday. Full text...
  • Gabon Telecom service on the decline
    22 april 2005 23:35:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The quality of Gabon Telecom services has considerably deteriorated against the backdrop of a much awaited privatisation. Full text...
  • Chirac receives visiting Gabonese president
    21 april 2005 21:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Gabonese President, Omar Bongo Ondimba, who is on a private visit to France, on Thursday discussed bilateral relations with French President Jacques Chirac for nearly 45 minutes. Full text...
  • Omar Bongo arrives Paris
    21 april 2005 14:23:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba arrives here Thursday for a private visit spanning an unspecified number of days, reliable sources announced here. Full text...
  • Oil firm helps improve prisons for juveniles in Gabon
    20 april 2005 21:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Marathon oil company has donated $450,000 intended to improve the detention conditions of juvenile prisoners in Port-Gentil, Gabon's major economic city, officials said here Wednesday. Full text...
  • Omar Bongo in Egypt for NEPAD summit
    18 april 2005 19:58:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon left Libreville Monday for Egypt to attend the 13th session of the heads of state and government committee charged with the implementation of NEPAD (the New Partnership for Africa's Development). Full text...
  • Mpaga district women win Gabonese Grand Prize
    17 april 2005 12:08:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Mpaga District Rural Women's Association (ASSOFERU) in southwest Gabon has won the 8th Grand Prize offered by President Omar Bongo Ondimba. Full text...
  • Bongo seeks to rescue Air Gabon
    08 april 2005 17:53:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba Thursday told a cabinet meeting that the government should explore all avenues to save the ailing Air Gabon, the national carrier, official sources revealed here Friday. Full text...
  • Gabonese Mba takes ADB presidential bid to Morocco
    06 april 2005 17:04:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Gabonese planning and development minister Casimir Oye Mba will pay a two-day visit to Morocco next Monday as part of his campaign for the presidency of the African Development Bank (ADB). Full text...
  • Gabon hosts international airport council meeting
    04 april 2005 14:08:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- About 50 delegates are attending the 32nd International Airports Council (IAC) meeting, which opened here Monday at the invitation of the Gabonese Capital Airport Company (ADL). Full text...
  • Gabon reviews telephone numbering to 8 digits
    04 april 2005 09:48:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- In the first phase of reforms embarked upon by the Gabonese Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ARTEL), mobile telephone numbering went from 6 to eight digits in the country, effective 23 hours GMT last Saturday. Full text...
  • Gabon declares five-day mourning for John Pope II
    03 april 2005 12:11:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon on Sunday declared a five-day national mourning period for Pope John Paul II who passed away Saturday evening at the age of 84 "A high-powered delegation will represent Gabon at the funeral of Pope John Paul II," the state house said i a news release issued by the minister of National Solidarity minister, André Mba Obame. Full text...
  • Gabon issues maximum alert against Marburg
    01 april 2005 13:59:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The ministerial council in Gabon has placed the epidemiological surveillance services on maximum alert" since Thursday throughout the country following reports that Marburg virus recently killed over 100 persons in Angola. Full text...
  • Bankruptcy hits Tati stores in Libreville
    31 march 2005 23:10:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's chain store known as Tati, which was a subsidiary of the former French discount retailer Tati, closed down due to bankruptcy Thursday night in Libreville. Full text...

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