Tag Archives: Gabon

#REUTERS. | Togo wants to join the Commonwealth to forge closer ties with the English-speaking world

Togo’s decision to join the Commonwealth will help it develop closer ties with English-speaking countries, opening up new horizons for it outside of France’s sphere of influence in West Africa, the Togolese minister said. Foreign Affairs. The application for membership of French-speaking Togo should be approved by the leaders of …

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#VOA. | For the Gabonese gorillas, the virtuous circle of protection, study, tourism

Grace, Betty, Arthur then Hermine: for the first time, four children of the late Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba have been indicted by the courts in France in the fifteen-year-old case of Gabonese “ill-gotten gains” in France . Between March 25 and April 5, financial judge Dominique Blanc successively indicted …

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Five African leaders invited to Biden virtual climate summit ~ #REUTERS:

WASHINGTON — Only five African presidents will take part Thursday and Friday in the virtual summit organized by the White House to encourage collective action on the climate and the environment. They are Félix Tshisekedi (DRC and African Union), Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa), Ali Bongo Ondimba (Gabon), Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya) …

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VOA 60 of 22 March 2021 ~ #REUTERS:

At least 60 civilians were killed on Sunday in a series of attacks on villages in western Niger near the Malian border, six days after attacks in the same area that left 66 dead. In Congo Brazzaville, the death this morning of the opponent Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas, brought an unforeseen …

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VOA60 Africa from February 12, 2021 ~ #AFP:

In Mali, the Algiers Accord monitoring committee met in Kidal, a city that remains under the control of the former rebellion. The former rebel and pro-government armed groups as well as the partners say they want to advance the application of this peace agreement signed in 2015. The UN Special …

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In the Gabonese virgin forest, on the trail of emerging viruses ~ #AFP:

These researchers at the Franceville Interdisciplinary Medical Research Center (CIRMF) go to the Zadié cave, in north-eastern Gabon, to study bats, suspected of being at the origin of most of the transmitted epidemics. to humans in recent years: SARS in 2003, MERS in 2012, Ebola and today SARS-CoV-2 at the …

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Marginalized Afro-Urugayans in the Land of Social Inclusion in Latin America ~ #AFP:

“As a child and teenager, I was called ‘black shit’ and I had to face it all my life,” laments the specialist in the 400m and 800m, Deborah Rodriguez, 28, who trains in his native Uruguay. The South American champion who participated in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics no longer …

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Congolese justice sentences 14 people for the murder of twin musicians in July ~ #AFP:

The fourteen men were “sentenced to death yesterday (Thursday) for the murder” of Max Nsenga Ntumba and Percé Muamba Ntumba, two rappers from Kinshasa who were in the province of Kongo-central, told AFP Me Trésor Lobo , one of the civil party lawyers. In the DRC, the death penalty can …

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In the Nigerian village of Zuba, a mechanic debunks prejudices ~ #REUTERS:

Abuja — In the village of Zuba, located on the outskirts of Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria, there is a garage where women direct repair work on cars of all models. Favor Okonkwo, a mechanic, owns this garage. For her, practicing her profession is a dream come true, having …

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activist Joshua Wong sentenced to 13 months in prison ~ #AFP:

HONG KONG — Joshua Wong, one of Hong Kong’s best-known protest figures, and two other famous activists were sentenced to jail on Wednesday for their role in last year’s protests. Mr. Wong, 24, was sentenced to 13 and a half months in prison. His comrades Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam …

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In Ménaka, in northern Mali, the guns began to fall silent ~ #REUTERS:

Close to the Nigerien border, 1,500 km from Bamako, Ménaka fell in 2012, along with the rest of northern Mali, under the thumb of a coalition formed by the predominantly Tuareg rebellion and Islamist movements, the beginning of a spiral of violence in which the immense Sahelian country is still …

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Stéphanie Frappart, first woman appointed central referee in the Champions League ~ #AFP:

Stéphanie Frappart, 36, had already been entrusted with the European Supercup of August 2019 between Liverpool and Chelsea, after having been the first woman to whistle in the French second division (2014) then in men’s Ligue 1 (2019), where she refereed her first Lyon-Marseille shock in early October. On the …

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ECCAS calls for an end to “crimes” in CAR ~ #AFP:

LIBREVILLE (GABON) – The eleven countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), meeting Friday in summit in Gabon, called for the end “crimes” which threaten the Central African Republic, one month away from presidential and legislative elections. The first round on December 27 will take place in …

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President Roch Kaboré reelected in the first round in Faso ~ #REUTERS:

The president of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré was reelected in the first round with a score of 57.87%, according to the Independent Electoral Commission (Céni). “Mr. Kaboré, Roch Christian Marc, with 57.87% of the vote is declared elected provisionally in the first round as president of Faso”, declared …

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Heavy toll in Nicaragua after two hurricanes ~ #AFP:

The first hurricane, Eta, caused some $ 178 million in damage in the northeast of the country, but the nationwide Iota caused destruction estimated to cost $ 564 million, the report said. Minister of Finance Ivan Acosta. Eta, a category 4 hurricane on a scale of 5, hit the northeast …

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