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Questioned on Gabon violence, France says won’t meddle in Africa

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Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Friday that France's days of meddling in African countries' politics were over, as former colony Gabon...

Over a thousand arrested as post-election riots rage in Gabon

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Three people were killed and up to 1,100 were arrested in Gabon on Thursday, the government said, in a second day of...

Gabon opposition leader says two killed, many wounded after disputed vote

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Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping said on Thursday two people were killed and many wounded when the presidential guard and police attacked...

US troubled by events in Gabon, urges restraint

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The United States said on Wednesday it is deeply concerned about events in Gabon and urged restraint by security forces in the...

Bongo re-elected Gabon president, parliament set on fire

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Demonstrators in Gabon clashed with police and set part of the parliament building on fire on Wednesday amid anger among opposition supporters...

Gabon condemns Ping, warns French officials against “interference”

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The Gabon government on Tuesday accused President Ali Bongo's challenger, Jean Ping, of trying to destabilise the country and warned French ruling...

Gabon opposition candidate calls on Bongo to “acknowledge his defeat”

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Gabon opposition candidate Jean Ping called on President Ali Bongo on Monday to "acknowledge his defeat" in Saturday's presidential election, a head-on...

Gabon leader and top rival both claim presidential victory, allege fraud

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Supporters of Gabon's President Ali Bongo and his chief rival both said on Sunday they were set to win a presidential election...

Multinational paratroopers earn foreign jump wings during exercise Central Accord 2016

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One hundred and nine French, Gabonese and U.S. paratroopers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, completed two multinational jumps...

Embraer demonstrates Super Tucano in Gabon

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Embraer has demonstrated its A-29 Super Tucano trainer and light attack aircraft in Gabon as part of efforts to sell the aircraft...

Central Accord prepares partners for peacekeeping

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In the multinational Sector West Headquarters, a crowded room buzzes with the sounds of soldiers speaking English, French, Spanish and Portuguese to...

Exercise Central Accord 2016 kicks-off in Gabon

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An audience of senior military leaders, multinational soldiers and guests of honor from across the world gathered for the Exercise Central Accord...

Gabon orders more hardware from Nexter

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Gabon has ordered unmanned ground vehicles, mobile medical shelters, positioning systems and unmanned aerial vehicles from France's Nexter. The contracts were announced by...

British Forces support Gabon’s fight against elephant poachers

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British soldiers have deployed to West Africa to provide further support to the Gabon National Parks Agency in their fight against elephant...

USNS Spearhead departs Libreville, Gabon

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The US Military Sealift Command's expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, Marines, civil service...

USNS Spearhead arrives in Libreville for Africa Partnership Station

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The US Military Sealift Command's expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, civil...

Ruling party faction to challenge Gabon’s Bongo at polls

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The leaders of a breakaway faction of Gabon President Ali Bongo's ruling party said on Thursday they would challenge him as he...

Gabon’s naval purchases deferred?

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The status of Gabon's order for two patrol vessels from France is now uncertain as deliveries and firm contracts have not yet...

Gabonese interoperability with U.S, France key to MINUSCA in Central Africa

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Military personnel from U.S. Army Africa recently visited Gabon in preparation of a major strategic lift operation to deliver essential equipment to...

US, Gabonese planners partner to plan Central Accord 2016

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Planners from the U.S., Gabon and 14 other African and European nations met here Dec. 7-11 to conduct the main planning event...

Gabon acquires VIP Gulfstream G650ER for government use

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Gabon's government has acquired a new Gulfstream G650ER business jet, which is being used by the government for VIP transport duties. The...

U.S. Marines, Gabonese share tactics

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U.S. Marines and Gabon's Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux, or ANPN, worked together Sept. 14-25, at the Pongara National Forest to help...

US Marines test forward-staging abilities in Gabon

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Four MV-22 Ospreys, two KC-130J Hercules tankers, more than 150,000 pounds of gear and almost 200 U.S. Marines and sailors temporarily relocated...

Gabon receives first Aravis armoured vehicle for peacekeeping deployment

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Nexter has handed over the first Aravis armoured vehicle to Gabon, which will use the type for peacekeeping operations in the Central...

Leading Gabonese opposition figure dies, supporters riot

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Opposition supporters in Gabon rampaged through the streets of the capital, burning cars and setting fire to the embassy of Benin, following...

USNS Spearhead arrives in Gabon for Africa Partnership Station

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Joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, civil service mariners and U.S., Spanish and...

Gabon orders Nexter turrets for its patrol boats

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Gabon has ordered four 15A naval mounts and a 20 mm Narwhal remote controlled gun turret from Nexter Systems to equip its...

Gabon orders two patrol vessels

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Gabon has ordered two patrol vessels from French shipbuilder Piriou at the Euronaval 2014 exhibition. The latest acquisition came the same day...

Gabon buys Aravis armoured vehicles from Nexter

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Gabon's military has bought 12 Aravis armoured vehicles from French company Nexter, which will be used to support Gabon's battalion with the...

US Marines, sailors partner with task force in Gabon

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Marines and sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14 completed a partnership exercise in Gabon on June 28. The team of...

Gabon President urges international support for Africa’s fight against terrorism

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Citing the deadly terrorist attack at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, President Ali Bongo of Gabon used the podium of the UN...

Gabon purchases fleet of internal security vehicles from Paramount Group

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The government of Gabon has purchased a fleet of Maverick internal security vehicles from Paramount Group and successfully deployed them at the Africa Cup...

Siroco amphibious assault ship visits Africa

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The French amphibious assault ship Siroco is visiting Africa's west coast and has taken part in exercises and training with several countries...

Gabon averts oil strike threat for now

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Gabon's oil union ONEP has re-launched talks with the government on a dispute over the use of expatriate labour, averting for now...

Gabon oil union says talks with govt ended, threatens strike

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Gabon's main oil workers' union said that talks with the government had broken down and it would lodge a strike notice with...

Gabon targets expat oil workers without papers

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Gabon has launched a crackdown on expatriate oil workers who do not have work permits, spurred on by a powerful union that...

Gabon arrests Rwandan doctor over 1994 genocide

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Gabon has arrested a Rwandan doctor accused of planning and participating in the 1994 genocide in which 800 000 ethnic Tutsis and...

Gabon to curb own cut in new oil blocks to 63...

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Gabon will limit its share of oil output from soon-to-be opened offshore exploration blocks to 62.5 percent as part of an effort...

Gabon oil strike averted as negotiations begin

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Gabon's main oil industry trade union has agreed to suspend strike plans and open negotiations with the government over labour regulations governing...

Sarkozy seeks stronger French-African ties

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy heads today to Gabon and Rwanda in an effort to boost the French presence on the African continent...

USS Samuel B. Roberts arrives in Gabon

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USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) pulled into Port Gentil, Gabon, to conduct a series of military-to-military interactions, theatre security cooperation engagements,...

Gabonese give Bongo son a chance, for now

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Gabon's new President Ali Ben Bongo has won over some doubters with early policy shifts, but many in the central African nation...