News Gabon » Politics: Why there may be a silver lining to Ali Bongo’s power grab in Gabon
In the 1990s popular pressure across Africa paved the way for political and constitutional reforms in Gabon. Its second president, Omar Bongo Ondimba allowed multiparty politics for the first time and the country held its first multiparty elections.
News Gabon » Politics: Civil society groups in Gabon want unconditional release of all political detainees
Civil society groups in Gabon are demanding the unconditional release of all political prisoners and kidnapped persons in the country. An Amnesty International report published in February condemned the lack of freedom of expression in the Central African ...
News Gabon » Politics: Veolia seeks World Bank ruling in Gabon contract dispute
French water and waste giant Veolia is to seek World Bank arbitration in a bitter dispute after Gabon cancelled its contract, the group said Friday, as Libreville has accused the firm of polluting the country. The decision to seek international mediation ...
News Gabon » Politics: 'The Fast and the Furious' star Michelle Rodriguez on her spiritual journey to Mexico and lucid dreaming
"I have books everywhere, all kinds of books, from all kinds of subjects on anthropology, you know, mysticism, occultism, you know, science, politics, you name it ... taking her to Mongolia, Gabon and Peru, among other countries. "A lot of my friends ...
News Gabon » Politics: Off West Africa, navies team up in fight against piracy
Despite the political steps forward, huge practical challenges remain ... the representative of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Gabon. Senior French naval officer Captain Emmanuel, whose second name was withheld for security reasons ...
News Gabon » Politics: Joy FM's Yevu-Agbi takes part in Leadership Programme in US
The programme which is expected to last for three weeks has participants from Togo, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Gabon all attending ... foreign affairs reporting and political affairs coverage.
News Gabon » Politics: China to build new ECOWAS headquarters as ‘gift’
The political bloc and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ... They are also building a new parliament for Congo Republic and rebuilding the burnt premises in Gabon. China was accused in a French newspaper report of spying on the A.U. building.
News Gabon » Politics: How hip hop became the force behind Gabon’s political activism
In Gabon as in other African states, rap has become instrumental in constructing political identity. On August 17, Gabon celebrated 57 years of independence with a massive free concert in the capital, Libreville. The aim: to promote national unity in a ...
News Gabon » Politics: IMF bailouts in Africa gain only marginal success
beyondbrics is a forum on emerging markets for contributors from the worlds of business, finance, politics, academia and the third sector ... for Tunisia (12.2 per cent), Egypt (11 per cent) and Gabon (11 per cent), and the lowest were expected for ...
News Gabon » Politics: There May Be a Silver Lining to Ali Bongo's Power Grab in Gabon
But I believe there's a silver lining to the dark cloud over Africa's politics. African autocrats are slowly being eased out. Incumbents might tinker with the rules of the game, and shift goal posts but they cannot escape the inevitable: Change will come.