Event in Gabon

  • Africa: Graca Challenges Women, Girls to Grab Emerging Opportunities

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/13 Women and children's rights advocate Graca Machel yesterday urged women and youth in Tanzania to be proactive at the same time as it comes to seeking development opportunities. Ms Machel, the founder of the Graca Machel Trust, said this during the closing of an eight-day conference in the city which was aimed at empowering communities to tackle development challenges.
  • South Africa plays an active role in the AU

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Absence of Zuma and Ramaphosa raises eyebrows, quoted Liesl Louw-Vaudran, a consultant at the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), who said South Africa was “ceding power to other players on the continent, such as Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the current AU chairperson President Alpha Condé of Guinea”.
  • Major Leap for Africa At G20 Summit

    GERMANY, 2017/07/12 The G20 Leaders' Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for world development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, which brought together leaders from the world's major economies, inclunding the European Union.
  • Commemoration of Africa Human Rights Day

    BOTSWANA, 2016/10/22 oday, the African People commemorate the Africa Human Rights Day across the continent under the theme “Women Rights – Our Collective Responsibility”. On this occasion, H.E. Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs issued a statement on behalf of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission describing this year’s theme as timely and appropriate. Timely in the sense that it coincides with the Declaration of the African Union’s Heads of National and Government of “2016 as the African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women”. It is, therefore, a clarion call on Africa to do additional to promote women’s rights, particularly the rights to development. It is in this context that the African Union Commission has concluded that the AHRD theme for this year is a reflection of a ray of hope that through empowerment of women in Africa, sustainable peace and development will be ushered in.
  • The African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum

    GABON, 2015/08/24 On August 24-27, 2015, the government of Gabon and the United States will co-host the 2015 African Increase and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Libreville, under the theme “AGOA at 15: Charting a Course for a Sustainable U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Partnership.” Gabon will be the initial central African country to host the AGOA Forum. The 2015 Forum will provide a incomparable opportunity to celebrate the recent reauthorization of AGOA, take stock of AGOA’s successes over the last fifteen years and launch a dialogue on our shared vision for the next of U.S.-Africa trade.
  • Obama Chides African Leaders Who Cling to Power

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/29 Barack Obama has chided African leaders who refuse to give up power in his initial speech at the African Union headquarters by a US president. The scolding came in the course of his address on Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to the 54-member continental bloc. "Africa's democratic evolution is as well at risk at the same time as leaders refuse to step aside at the same time as their terms end," Obama said. "No one should be president for life."
  • Economic forum in Gabon to attract political, business leaders in 2015

    GABON, 2014/12/27 The 4th edition of the New York Forum AFRICA, a pan-African economic forum, will bring together additional than 1,500 political and business leaders, inclunding companies and members of the media on 29-31 May, 2015 in Libreville, Gabon, a statement said on Wednesday. The statement obtained by PANA in New York, said the forum with the theme: 'Invest in the Energy Continent', is being organized in conjunction with the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba.
  • The Gabonese chief of National, Ali Bongo Ondimba

    CAMEROON, 2013/06/24 The Gabonese chief of National, Ali Bongo Ondimba, is due in Yaounde, Cameroon, on Tuesday for the summit of Gulf of Guinea heads of National on maritime security, Gabon’s presidency disclosed on Sunday. According to the Gabonese presidency’s spokesman, Alain-Claude Billie By Nzee, the 24 heads of National from the Gulf of Guinea region would discuss ways and means to tackle piracy and drug smuggling in that part of the continent.
  • New York Forum Africa 2 opens in Libreville

    GABON, 2013/06/14 The second edition of the New York Forum Africa opened Friday in Libreville, the Gabonese capital, under the theme 'New challenges, new hopes, new leadership,'. According to organizers, the forum which ends on Sunday, is being attended by hundreds of participants, inclunding businessmen, financial decision-makers, diplomats and political leaders.