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…
Gabon leader to return Saturday after long illness abroad
Gabonese President Ali Bongo, who is convalescing in Morocco after suffering a stroke five months ago, will return home this weekend for the third time since he fell ill, his office said on Thursday.
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…
Gabon arrests rebel chief, kills two in failed military coup
The Republic of Gabon yesterday said the chief rebel who led a thwarted coup to end the 50-year rule by President Ali Bongo’s family had been arrested and two of his commandos killed.
Gabon soldiers announce national council, shots heard in capital
Gabon soldiers said on state radio early Monday that a "national restoration council" has been formed, with ailing President Ali Bongo convalescing in Morocco.
Gabon's President Bongo, suffered a stroke
Gabon's President Ali Bongo, out of the country since falling ill in October, suffered a stroke, his vice president said, providing the first official details of his illness. The 59-year-old leader left hospital in Morocco earlier this month and is recovering at a private residence in the capital Rabat after weeks of silence about his…
Gabon's Ali Bongo to move from Riyadh to Rabat 'to convalesce'
Gabon's Ali Bongo, who has spent a month in treatment at a Saudi hospital, will be transferred next week to Rabat to convalesce, a presidential source told AFP on Friday.
Gabon official websites hacked
The Anonymous hackers collective on Sunday claimed it hacked into more than 70 Gabon government websites, as part of what it called a campaign against dictatorships. Government sites including the ministries of communications and the civil service were inaccessible on Sunday, as were the websites of at least 30 other institutions. The presidency website continued…