Gabon - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Economic Prowess Dominates Diplomatic Precision: An Overview of King Mohammed VI's Tour of Africa South of the Sahara Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:14:30 +0100 Nabil Ouchagour New York Forum Africa 2013: The ICC, judicial colonialism in Africa? Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:54:06 +0200 At a debate on "independence" in Africa during the second edition of the New York Forum Africa 2013 in Libreville, Gabon, the Rwandan minister for foreign affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo, called into question the role of the International Criminal Court. The chief prosecutor of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, tried to defend the judicial institution that she directs. Fouâd Harit Africa, a "myriad" of markets Sat, 15 Jun 2013 17:27:00 +0200 Africa is consuming, but not enough. The products arriving on African markets do not necessarily match demand. It is all happening too slowly. These were the conclusions of the debate "The new African consumer" at the New York Forum Africa 2013 in Libreville, Gabon. Fouâd Harit NYF Africa 2013: "We are not beggars," says Ali Bongo Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:03:00 +0200 The Gabonese president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, speaking on Friday at the 2nd edition of the New York Forum Africa, invited Africans to work for the development of their people in order to create more wealth. Africa is bursting with potential and Africans should feel proud, even if there have been some hiccups, said the Gabonese leader, who asserted: "We are not beggars." Pierre Eric Mbog Batassi New-York Forum Africa: going forward Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:39:00 +0200 From 14 to 16 June, Libreville moves to the beat of the second New-York Forum Africa. The success of the first forum, in June 2012, looks set to be repeated. With an ambition: to celebrate the marriage of private initiative and the development of public infrastructure; investing both in business and in the conditions for future development. The presence of six African heads of state on Friday 14 June in Libreville showed this new horizon for African development. Olivier Zegna-Rata Gabon: Is the gouvernement seeking to eliminate physically the leaders of the opposition? Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:00:16 +0200 Untangling Central Africa for business Tue, 07 Sep 2010 14:38:14 +0200 As the proper role of government continue to debated in much of the free world, Africans, and in particular Central Africans can only wish they lived in relatively free economic and political environments, instead of the increasingly morbid fear that characterise their daily lives. Chofor Che Africans are primitive, pet-eaters and child-killers... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:29:53 +0200 A veteran novelist, VS Naipaul is stirring controversy over his recent book on Africa and its people. Since the tasteless headline of The Economist magazine in 2000 - “Africa: The Hopeless Continent”, no other bad publicity has come close to it until the international author known for his provocative and controversial writing, published his latest book: “The mask of Africa.” Muritala Bakare Gabon: Ali Bongo signals the end of France-Afrique Fri, 20 Aug 2010 21:19:54 +0200 Confirming his desire to distance himself from France, Gabonese president Ali Bongo looks determined to break away from his father's legacy. After festivities marking the central African country's fiftieth independence anniversary, Omar Bongo's son is quoted saying that the "exclusive relations between Gabon and France belong to the past". Maxime Serignac Gabon: Ali Bongo vows to fight corruption Thu, 11 Mar 2010 17:28:28 +0100 Gabon's president, Ali Bongo, intends to use his country's two-year seat on the United Nations Security Council to highlight democratic reforms and his fight against corruption, which he terms a “cancer” sapping Africa's strength and potential. Jim Fisher-Thompson Sarkozy Seeks Stronger French-African Ties Wed, 24 Feb 2010 16:31:28 +0100 <p class="spip">French President Nicolas Sarkozy heads Wednesday to Gabon and Rwanda in an effort to boost the French presence on the African continent and to seal renewed diplomatic ties with Kigali.</p> <p class="spip">President Sarkozy has different goals for his visits to Gabon and Rwanda, two countries in which France has had long-standing, but bumpy, ties. France's relationship to Gabon and to its deceased leader, Omar Bongo, have probably been its closest in sub-Saharan Africa. But Paris was accused of meddling in disputed Gabonese elections last year that saw Mr. Bongo's son Ali elected president.</p> Mixed reactions to Africa Cup of Nations draw Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:47:39 +0100 Africa's prestigious football tournament's 2012 draw conducted last Saturday in DR Congo southern city of Lubumbashi has drawn interesting reactions. Sakhile Modise Gabon-France: Ali Bongo's visit to help restore France's image? Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:56:09 +0100 Newly elected Gabonese President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, will be on an official visit to France, Friday, and will be conferring wih French President, Nicolas Sarkozy. The two are expected to review relations between the two countries. The visit is essential to restore the image of France among disgruntled Gabonese, who have accused France of a murky France-Afrique collaboration, among other subjects. Falila Gbadamassi Suspension of six newspapers in Gabon condemned Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:24:32 +0100 The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the suspension of six private newspapers by the government-controlled media-monitoring body, the National Communications Council, in Gabon. The council announced the suspensions, which range from one to three months, on Tuesday evening on state-run TV. The papers have been suspended for “violating the ethics of journalism” and “inciting ethnic divisions” according to local reports. Freemason Presidents in Africa: Ali Bongo ordained Grand Master of Gabon Tue, 10 Nov 2009 18:55:09 +0100 The grand master of the National Grand Lodge of France (GLNF) installed Ali Bongo as the head of Gabonese Freemasonry a couple of weeks ago. The title was, until June this year, held by the former President Omar Bongo. About one thousand influential politicians are involved in Freemasonry in Gabon. Just like his father, Ali Bongo is expected to mobilize the Masonic network in order to establish his legitimacy and authority in Gabon and the world. René Dassié