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Singing against sexist poverty

Singing against sexist poverty

Leading female musicians from across Africa performed in the South African city of Cape Town this morning at the World Economic Forum on Africa. They have come together as part of the “Poverty is Sexist” campaign, to put women and girls at the centre of the global drive to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. Here’s […]

Gabon oil outlook clouded by strikes

Gabon oil outlook clouded by strikes

Strike at Addax Petroleum latest in string of disputes Pre-salt discoveries give hope of output recovery West African producer Gabon’s oil industry is growing increasingly turbulent as strikes proliferate and relations with foreign investors come under strain. The problems, evident in a strike that shut in 22,000 b/d of oil production at Chinese-owned Addax Petroleum […]

Pirates Felt At Home In Gabon

Pirates Felt At Home In Gabon

Orlando Pirates’ versatile defender, Ayanda Gcaba has lauded the locals in Gabon after what he described as a safe and welcoming stay in the west African coastal country. Bucs Players Given Day Off The Buccaneers arrived back in the country on Wednesday morning but were given a day’s rest to recuperate ahead of their Absa […]

West Africa’s last lions

West Africa’s last lions

Lions have been absent from Gabon, a nation on the west coast of Central Africa, for decades. The last time anyone spotted one of these majestic predators was in 1996. Poachers happened upon a female lion and her two cubs, and promptly killed them.In 2001, Dr. Phil Henschel ran a survey of lions in Gabon […]

Spain ready to permanently host US Marines for deployment on Africa missions

Spain ready to permanently host US Marines for deployment on Africa missions

Spain said Friday it was starting negotiations with Washington to host a permanent US Marines intervention force for deployment on missions to Africa.The Spanish government said it was ready to permanently extend an agreement under which the force has been based at Moron de la Frontera, near Seville in southern Spain. The government approved negotiations […]

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