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How misinformation helped spark an attempted coup in Gabon
Washington Post - 2/13/2020 8:00:00 AM
We will unravel what happened and reveal what that means for us now. Our first story takes us to the central African country of Gabon, where a missing president and a suspect video helped spark an attempted coup. In the early hours of Jan. 7, 2019, gunshots rang out at Gabon’s national radio station. “I thought it was firecrackers thrown by ...

Eurobond Demand Prompts Gabon to Weigh Another Sale in 2020
Bloomberg - 2/14/2020 12:09:00 PM
Gabon may issue another Eurobond before the end of the year as it looks for ways to lower the cost of its debt. OPEC’s second-smallest oil producer issued Africa’s first Eurobond of 2020 last month. The government will monitor how the market performs in six months and then assess its needs,

Gabon Government Authorises UAE's TASNEEF to issue Statutory Certificates on Gabon Flagged ships
Zawya - 2/16/2020 8:23:00 AM
The move will boost Gabon's Ship Registry and help the number of Gabon flagged ships to grow while the global maritime cargo fleet that exceeds 96,000 ships with 1.97 billion dead-weight tonnes (DWT) and handle about 90 percent of the US$19.48 trillion annual global trade Dubai, UAE: UAE Classification Society (TASNEEF) has been authorised by ...

UAE’s Tasneef to certify Gabon-flagged ships
Trade Arabia - 2/16/2020 1:39:00 PM
UAE Classification Society (Tasneef) has been authorised by the Government of Gabon to carry out surveys on the country’s behalf and issue statutory certificates on Gabon flagged ships. The International Ship Registry of Gabon has signed a historic agreement with the UAE Classification Society (Tasneef) on February 12, to be its approved ...

Eco-tourism isn’t enough to develop a country: Q&A with Gabon’s environment minister, Lee White
Mongabay - 2/10/2020 10:42:00 AM
There are limits to the potential of ecotourism to meet development needs, says Gabon’s environment minister. Beneficiation of timber and controlled, selective logging means fewer trees can be cut while the people of Gabon benefit from higher earnings and more sustainable jobs. FSC certification and tighter controls at Gabon’s port ...

Proposed hydropower dams pose threat to Gabon's fishes - 2/6/2020 4:22:00 PM
Proposed hydropower dams in Gabon pose a substantial threat to the African nation's most culturally and economically important fishes, according to a new study. The study, published today in the journal Ecosphere, is the first of its kind to predict the distribution of fishes throughout central African freshwaters by linking museum records to ...

Total Gabon: 2019 Revenues
Business Wire - 2/14/2020 5:19:00 PM
PORT-GENTIL, Gabon--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Total Gabon (Paris:EC): Main Financial Indicators Excluding profit oil reverting to the Gabonese Republic as per production sharing contracts. kb/d: Thousand barrels per day. Including profit oil reverting to the Gabonese Republic as per production sharing contracts. Mb: Million barrels.

Coronavirus: Gabon bans entry of passengers from China - 2/9/2020 9:29:00 AM
Gabon announced on Friday that it was suspending access to its territory for all passengers from China in an attempt to prevent any contamination by the coronavirus. “To date, no suspicious or reported cases have been recorded on the national territory,” the Gabonese government said in a statement. “However, in view of the spread of this ...

Oil futures log first weekly rise in 6 weeks
MarketWatch - 2/14/2020 8:09:00 PM
Oil futures settle higher on Friday, with both the U.S. and global benchmarks scoring their first weekly rise in six weeks.