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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)
Pangolins under threat in Gabon as demand surges in Asia
Hunted for generations for its tasty meat, the scaly-skinned pangolin is under threat in Gabon as demand for the small mammal surges in Asia, where it is used in traditional medicine. "People hunt the pangolin like any other meat because the forest is often the only resource" for people in Gabon, more than 80 percent of which is covered by woodland, said Gaspard Abitsi, managing director of the ...(8/19/2014 2:19:48 PM)
Gabon signs offshore oil contracts with six companies
Gabon's oil ministry said on Friday it had signed seven oil contracts with six companies as part of an offshore licensing round expected to attract at least $1.1 billion in investment to the sector. Drilling deep offshore the Gulf of Guinea is expensive but potentially very rewarding for oil firms, given the similar geology to oil-rich Brazil, where billions of barrels of oil have been discovered.(8/8/2014 11:12:12 AM)
Vaalco Energy Provides Update On Offshore Gabon Operations
HOUSTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (EGY) today provided an update on recent activities offshore Gabon. Production from the Etame Marin block has resumed after the successful completion of previously announced maintenance work on the Company's leased Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.  Work was performed to upgrade the fire and gas detection ...(8/29/2014 12:17:00 PM)
Kaakie to Perform at Gabon National Music Festival
Multiple award-winning female Dancehall Queen, Kaakie is billed to perform at the 12th edition of Gabon National Music Fête called, 'Festival GABAO'. 'Festival GABAO' is a 3-day national event which is scheduled for September 11 to 13, 2014.(9/2/2014 7:39:23 AM)
Noble Energy Gets Exploration License in Offshore Gabon
Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) received a license to explore the B F15 field offshore Gabon.(8/12/2014 3:45:02 PM)
Cameroon Seizes 200 Elephant Tusks Bound for Asia
Some 200 tusks from elephants slain in Cameroon and Gabon have been intercepted at the Yaounde-Nsimalen International Airport. They were bound for Asia - where a high demand for ivory has sparked the illegal slaughter of elephants in Africa. Conservationists say almost 12,000 elephants have been killed in Central African countries since 2004. Cameroon authorities said the tusks came from the ...(9/2/2014 7:17:50 AM)
Gabon rules out closing border over Ebola
Gabon will not close its border over the threat of Ebola virus, but will remain vigilant, the country’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba said on Sunday. The president was speaking in Libreville during celebrations to mark Gabon’s 54th independence anniversary. “We have prepared ourselves very well, in case an Ebola case will be confirmed in the...  [Read More...](8/18/2014 7:14:18 AM)
Eni chomping at Gabonese bit
Daniel J. Graeber LIBREVILLE, Gabon, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Italian energy company Eni said Monday it updated the government of Gabon on emerging commercial prospects of offshore natural gas reserves.(8/18/2014 9:31:00 AM)
Maurel & Prom : Results for the first half of 2014
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