Gabon president's ex-cabinet director detained
Brice Laccruche Alihanga, former cabinet director of Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba, was detained Friday on embezzlement charges, his lawyer told AFP.
Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation
Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Gabon court refuses to hear petition for tests of Bongo's health
Gabon's Court of Appeal on Monday refused to hear a petition for President Ali Bongo Ondima to undergo medical tests to assess his fitness to govern after suffering a stroke almost a year ago.
African forest fires in spotlight after Amazon outcry
In NASA satellite images, forest fires in central Africa appear to burn alarmingly like a red chain from Gabon to Angola similar to the blazes in Brazil's Amazon that sparked global outcry.
Samuel L. Jackson Traces His Ancestral Root To Gabon
American actor and film producer, Samuel L. Jackson has traced his roots to Gabon. The Hollywood veteran found out his ancestry through Finding Your Roots, an American docu-series that uses traditional genealogical research and genetics to discover the family history of celebrities. Jackson traced his roots to the Bantu tribe in Gabon. The Bantu people…
African lady golfers dig in for Challenge Trophy
Who will wear the crown? This is the question lady golfers from across Africa will answer on Sunday at the Ikeja Golf Club, venue of a tournament tagged, West & Central Africa Challenge Trophy. It is the property of the Ladies Golfers Association of Nigeria (LGAN) in partnership with Lagos State Golf Association with the…
Airtel Africa gets $200m cash injection, increases customer base
The African arm of Bharti Airtel, Airtel Africa added 13.8 million new subscribers to the network at the end of last year, increasing from 84.1 million in 2017 to 97.9 million in 2018. This is even as the Indian telecommunications firm, which operates in 14 countries across the region, has secured more external funding as…
New year, new internet disruptions
As the New Year dawned, conveying with it promise of new things to come, an unprecedented new wave of internet shutdowns hit Africa. On the 21st December 2018, the Sudanese government ordered for restricted access to social media sites in an effort to prevent the free flow of information and communication. This was during countrywide…