Rigging elections has been a national sport in too many of the region’s territories – will Cameroon and Congo-Brazzaville be next?
Ali Bongo is standing in elections on 26 August for a third term as president of the central African country
Far too many African assets are still under the control of Western powers
The event is a chance for African countries to embrace national interests in climate-change mitigation actions and socio-economic development.
Mali’s junta now finds itself ostracised by its regional peers – and at the centre of a dangerous new geopolitical game.
New scientific research shows the oil company understood the science before it became a public issue and spent millions to promote misinformation
Next year, COP27 will be hosted in an African country, but by then it may be too late for the continent to get the assistance it needs
“Family fortunes” in Chad reflect further-reaching dynamics of ruling
Restrictions to battle the pandemic offer ideal cover for authoritarian regimes to undermine and clamp down on opposition parties
The country usually exports 10 000 tonnes of the crop each year. But Covid-19 rules have stopped the trade and are ruining farmers
There are 30 skeletons in the Iroungou cave, and carbon dating has shown they are from the 14th century. It is only the second cave burial site to be unearthed on the continent
Developing countries such as ours cannot follow the same growth path that Western economies have taken over the last century and a half
Last week, the country put down a coup attempt, capturing the rebel chief and killing two of his men
Gabon has been without an effective government for months since Bongo suffered the stroke in October during a visit to Saudi Arabia
The tiny but resource-rich country has remained a pseudo state that is still run from Paris
Soldiers burst into state radio offices at dawn and called on the public to ‘rise up’
President Ali Bongo is currently in Morocco recovering from a stroke which he suffered in October last year
The 59-year-old leader has not been home to Gabon since he fell ill in Saudi Arabia more than two months ago.
The Bongo family has governed the oil-rich nation for five decades
President Ali Bongo arrived in Morocco on Thursday to convalesce after a month’s treatment at a Saudi hospital
Ali Bongo, has been in hospital for more than three weeks. Now the vice president’s powers have been extended to "ensure the continuity of the state"
Brics has much to learn from Central Africa
Camera traps in the Batéké Plateau National Park in Gabon are showing some interesting finds.
"I began refusing him, refusing and refusing … until the day when he gave me zero for my main piece of work."
Deserving teams bring the memorable moments in Gabon to an end
One MP has even suggested confining the football team to military barracks to teach them a lesson.
The 48-year-old Frenchman is the only coach to win the competition with different countries.
A pan-African event was nothing more than an expensive PR exercise to push the president, writes Lloyd Gedye.
The government has yet to reveal what caused the aeroplane crash that killed the football team
Police raids mar the luxurious haven of the super-rich leaders and their families.
And then there were four — Mali and Ghana have completed the semifinal line-up at the Africa Cup of Nations, after tense wins over Gabon and Tunisia.
Gabon sailed into the quarterfinals of Afcon as the Group C winner, leaving the last two places to be decided on the final day of group matches.