Africa Central Africa World 

Gabon’s President Bongo to seek third term in office

Gabon President Ali Bongo has announced plans to seek a third term in office in next month’s presidential election. General elections are scheduled for August 26. He intends putting in a re-election bid that would extend his family’s 56-year grip on power. “Because nothing matters more than your success, I am announcing today that I am a candidate”, Bongo told… Read More
Africa World 

Three African countries lose UN voting rights over unpaid dues

South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon have lost their voting rights at the United Nations for non-payment of dues. The three countries are part of six nations facing such a punitive measure for owing arrears in dues to the United Nations’ operating budget. The other countries are Dominica, Venezuela and Lebanon, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. These countries can’t participate in… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Gabon’s foreign minister dies of heart attack

Gabon’s Foreign Minister Michael Moussa Adamo has died of a heart attack. President Ali Bongo made the announcement in a statement on Friday. “He was a very great diplomat, a true statesman. For me, he was first of all a friend, loyal and faithful, whom I could always count on,” said Bongo on Twitter. Notre ministre des Affaires étrangères, Michael… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

[Video] – Ali Bongo’s first public appearance after stroke

President of Gabon Ali Bongo has made his first live appearance in public nearly 10 months after suffering a stroke. He was seen walking with a stick while attending ceremonies in the capital Libreville. President Bongo suffered stroke last year during a trip to Saudi Arabia. That plunged the country into governance crisis. It resulted in a failed coup forcing… Read More