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Not what the doctor ordered

Street vendors who ply their trade in African cities aren't generally viewed as posing a serious danger to public health. That is, unless one buys medicines and other forms of treatment from them -- as the citizens of Gabon are discovering. The vendors sell smuggled and counterfeit treatments that are often cheaper that those available over the counter.

Taxis: a new weapon in the fight against Aids

Flag down a red and white taxi in Gabon's capital between now and February and you might get more than you bargained for. Around 300 taxi drivers in Libreville have been drafted into the fight against HIV/Aids and are handing out free condoms to passengers as well as leaflets about the disease and practising safe sex.

Plane crashes in Atlantic off coast of Gabon

A small commercial airplane crashed into the Atlantic off the West African nation of Gabon on Tuesday, company officials said. Authorities rescued 10 of the people on board and were searching for 20 others. The craft was a two-engine propeller plane flown by Gabon Express, a private Gabon company.

Women few and far between in Gabon business

Only 10% of Gabonese businesswomen manage companies in the country, and at present, women account for less than 5% of CEOs of companies in Gabon. Many face an uphill struggle in trying to get fair treatment from their male counterparts, who have tended to judge them on their physical appearance alone.

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AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

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Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

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Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

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MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

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Economic ramifications of Covid-19

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BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

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Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

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