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African Catholics say 'Amen' - with rhythm
Owendo (Gabon) (AFP) - "Is anybody here baptised?" cries the preacher. "Amen!" roars back his flock as it sways to a hypnotic drum beat, part of a push by African Catholics to win back believers seduced away by the fast-growing Evangelical movement.(9/29/2014 1:47:43 AM)
Gabon: Gabonese Opposition Demands Two Terms for Presidency
[Cameroon Tribune]The Union of Forces for Alternance « L'Union des forces pour l'alternance » (UFA), that brings together many radical opposition parties in Gabon, have been calling for a constitutional amendment that will limit the mandate of the President of the Republic to two terms. The opposition party leaders organized a press conference in the capital, Libreville on Friday, September 26 ...(9/29/2014 8:17:52 AM)
Gabon's dream of a Bantu cultural centre fades into a costly mirage
Libreville (AFP) - Two grandiose elephant tusks guard the doors of a palace built to celebrate the cultural heritage of Africa's Bantu tribes, which gradually settled across much of the continent, but beyond them the huge building is a ruin.(9/22/2014 12:43:07 AM)
No place to hide for Africa's pangolins amid China buying spree
By Emma Farge and Gerauds Obangome DAKAR/LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Alongside dirt roads twisting through the dense tropical forests of Gabon, the scaly bodies of lifeless long-snouted pangolins dangle from sticks stuck in the ground by hunters. The pangolin, a mammal that looks like an anteater but has the tough scales of a crocodile, has long been prized in central Africa as a bushmeat delicacy. ...(9/17/2014 10:22:21 AM)
Gabon education minister resigns over exam row
Gabon's education minister has resigned due to a scandal after hundreds of students failed the country's high-school exams, local media reported on Monday. Prime Minister Daniel Ona Ondo "acknowledges the resignation of the Minister of Education and Technical Education, Leon Nzouba," said government spokeswoman Denise Mekamne. He was heavily criticised for his handling of a dispute involving 900 ...(9/1/2014 3:46:36 PM)
CGG : exclusive agreement with Gabonese Ministry for vast offshore multi-client program
CGG signs exclusive agreement with Gabonese Ministry for vast offshore multi-client program CGG will start first phase of 35,000 km2 BroadSeis 3D program in Q4 2014(9/29/2014 1:33:55 AM)
CGG to begin seismic survey offshore Gabon
PARIS – CGG has signed a multi-client data agreement with the Ministère du Pétrole et des Hydrocarbures of the Republic of Gabon . As a result of this agreement, CGG is launching a new multi-client survey program to acquire 35,000 sq km (13,514 sq mi) of BroadSeis 3D data over the latest available and awarded deepwater blocks offshore Gabon and 9,900 km (6,152 mi) of 2D data over the country’s ...(9/29/2014 12:32:45 PM)
Economic Update
Après des mois de négociations, le Gabon a signé en août sept contrats d’exploration et de production pétrolière, espérant ainsi inciter de nouvelles campagnes d’exploration en offshore profond et générer jusqu’à 1,1 milliard de dollars d’investissements, selon les estimations du ministère gabonais du pétrole.(9/4/2014 11:37:12 AM)
Eaglets lose 2-1 to Gabon
The Golden Eaglets lost 2-1 to Gabon on Sunday in their 2015 African Junior Championship qualifier in Libreville. The match was delayed by a day after the Nigerians were held back in Lome, Togo on the orders of Gabonese authorities. Victor Osimhen opened the scoring for the Eaglets in the fourth minute before Moubouhy Ngouba...  [Read More...](9/14/2014 7:40:54 PM)
Tunisia: Gabon's President to Pay Official Visit to Tunisia September 5-7
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba is paying an official visit to Tunisia from September 5 to 7, at the invitation of Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki.(9/4/2014 12:26:12 PM)
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