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Gabon becomes 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. Norway will provide Gabon, which is almost 90 percent covered by forest, with...

Gabon court refuses to hear petition to test Ali 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. Bongo's health has been the subject...

Ex-Gabonese MP jailed for post-election violence

Gabonese former member of parliament Bertrand Zibi Abeghe has been sentenced to six years in jail for his part in post-electoral violence, one of his lawyers told AFP news agency. Libreville Criminal Court convicted Zibi on charges of "violence and...

Gabon appoints UK conservationist as new forests minister

Gabon hopes to lead by example in stamping out illegal logging of the world’s tropical hardwoods, a prominent British conservationist said on Tuesday after being named the central African country’s new forests minister.

Gabon leader sacks vice president, forestry minister

Gabon's leader Ali Bongo on Tuesday announced the dismissal of his vice president and the minister of forests, in a move that comes amid a scandal over the smuggling of precious timber.The...

Gabon recovers missing timber haul worth millions

Millions of dollars' worth of a protected kind of wood that went missing earlier this year after being confiscated by authorities has now been recovered, a senior Gabonese prosecutor says.Kevazingo wood is...

Gabon vows no mercy over theft of hardwood worth nearly $250 million

Gabon’s president vowed on Monday to find and punish those responsible for the disappearance of over 350 containers of protected hardwood worth nearly $250 million. In late February and early March, the authorities...

Gabon’s Ali Bongo returns after extended medical leave

President Ali Bongo returned to Gabon on Monday after a three-month medical leave during which a coup attempt was thwarted, according to two government sources. His return comes a week after a small...

Gabon’s president names new PM after failed coup attempt

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo, who has been out of the country for two months recovering from a stroke, named a new prime minister on Saturday in an apparent effort to shore up his political base days...

Two army rebels linked to failed coup in Gabon killed

Two soldiers who took part in Monday's attempted coup in Gabon have been killed, the president's office says. They were shot dead after security officers stormed the national radio building which they had...
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