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Gabon’s President Names Prime Minister From North

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Gabon’s president has selected a new prime minister from a region never before represented in the post. President Ali Bongo announced the appointment of former agricultural minister Raymond Ndong Sima late Monday. Presidential advisor Igor Simard told VOA that the new prime minister was chosen because of his dual background in government and the private […]

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Gabon President’s Party Wins Election Largely Boycotted by Opposition

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Gabonese President Ali Bongo’s ruling party has won a landslide victory in a parliamentary election largely boycotted by the opposition. Official results from Saturday’s vote, released late Wednesday, show Mr. Bongo’s Gabonese Democratic Party and its allies secured 114 of 120 seats in parliament, an increase from their 98 seats in the outgoing assembly. Opposition […]

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Gabon Opposition Parties Boycott Parliamentary Vote

Posted December 17th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Voter turnout in Gabon’s parliamentary election Saturday appeared low after most opposition parties boycotted the vote. Opposition parties and civic society groups called for a boycott after the government rejected their request to postpone the election until a biometric voter registration system could be introduced. They argue that the system, which uses individual biological data […]

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Crew Survives Cargo Plane Crash in Gabon

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A cargo plane for transport company DHL crashed in Gabon’s capital on Monday but all four crew members on board survived. Witnesses say the plane, identified as an Antonov 26 turboprop, crashed into the sea not far off a Libreville beach. Bystanders and emergency services raced to the scene and helped the crew evacuate. The […]

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Cargo Plane Crashes in Gabon

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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A cargo plane for the transport company DHL has crashed in Gabon’s capital, Libreville. Initial reports say all four passengers survived the Monday morning crash. The French news agency says the passengers suffered injuries and were taken to a local hospital. The plane crashed on a Libreville beach, not far from the Leon Mba airport. […]

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