Ghana out, Gabon and Morocco qualify for second round -Opeyemi Ajao

Four-time African champions, Ghana were eliminated from the AFCON tournament, after losing their final match against Comoros Island who are making their debut at the football competition.  The match ended at 3-2 at Garoua. Stade Roumde Adija stadium.. In their…

*Police hunt Lagos party organiser as man kills friend over lover (Punch)*Police redeploy DPO over misconduct in Lagos (Guardian)

Police hunt Lagos party organiser as man kills friend over lover (Punch) The Lagos State Police Command has started an investigation into the killing of two friends at a party in the Mafoluku area of Oshodi, Lagos State. The state…

Gabon approves constitutional change if president incapacitated

Gabon’s parliament has approved constitutional changes to fill a legal void if the president becomes incapacitated and grant heads of state immunity after they leave office. The question of a constitutional vacuum became a crunch issue in the central African…

Gabon’s Bongo set for return to world stage at summit (Guardian)

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba is scheduled to make a comeback on the international diplomatic scene on Wednesday, nearly 14 months after he fell ill with a stroke. Bongo is expected to host a gathering of central African leaders, providing…

Winners of FirstBank-sponsored national competition to contest against African peers

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that Taidob College Abeokuta, the 2019 winners of the National Company of the Year competition organised by Junior Achievement Nigeria would compete against student teams from 10 other Junior Achievement member countries across…

Samuel L. Jackson traces his ancestral root to Gabon (Guardian)

American actor and film producer, Samuel L. Jackson has traced his roots to Gabon. The Hollywood veteran found out his ancestry through Finding Your Roots, an American docu-series that uses traditional genealogical research and genetics to discover the family history…

Player collapses, dies during league match in Gabon (Punch)

A player in the Gabonese first division, Herman Tsinga, has died after collapsing during a game in Libreville, local media reported on Monday. Tsinga, a striker for Akanda FC, collapsed in the 23rd minute of the match with Missile FC on…

Gabon’s President Bongo, suffered a stroke (Guardian)

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo, out of the country since falling ill in October, suffered a stroke, his vice president said, providing the first official details of his illness. The 59-year-old leader left hospital in Morocco earlier this month and is…

Gabon holds first vote since violence-marred 2016 election (Guardian)

Oil-rich Gabon, ruled by the same political dynasty for nearly half a century, votes Saturday in long-delayed legislative and municipal polls after a presidential election two years ago that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of fraud. The controversial…

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