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Gabon’s ailing president returns for government swearing-in

Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has been out of the country for health reasons since October, has returned for the swearing-in of his new government.
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Ifeanyi Ifeanyi joins Algerian club Entente Sportive de Setif

Super Eagles midfielder Ifeanyi Ifeanyi has signed for Algerian giants Entente Sportive de Setif on a two-year contract according to reports on Monday.
This picture taken on August 22, 2009 shows the entrance to the presidential palace in Libreville, one week before the presidential election in Gabon. AFP PHOTO - WILS YANICK MANIENGUI (Photo credit should read WILS YANICK MANIENGUI-AFP-Getty Images)

Gabon announces new government from Morocco after failed coup

Gabon’s prime minister announced a new government in a video message recorded thousands of miles away in Morocco, where ailing Gabonese President Ali Bongo is recovering from a stroke.
A memorial to Louisa Jespersen and Maren Ueland outside the Danish Embassy in Rabat, Morocco

Danish premier joins hundreds at funeral for Dane slain in Morocco

Hundreds of mourners, including Denmark’s prime minister, packed a small Danish church on Saturday for the funeral of a woman hiker murdered in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains in December.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino (C-L) and Fouzi Lekjaa (C-R), 3rd Vice President of CAF, speak to the press during the 12th CAF Extraordinary General Assembly meeting in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh on September 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED

Egypt in race against time to host 2019 AFCON

Chosen to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt faces a race against time to get ready for the event in five months, but experts say it will meet the challenge.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad talks during an interview at his office in Cairo on April 22, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - KHALED DESOUKI

Ahmad Ahmad: Lack of government support hurt South Africa’s AFCON hopes

A lack of “any real support” from South Africa’s government ultimately cost the country the chance to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, according to Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad.

Mike Adenuga closes gap with Aliko Dangote in Forbes billionaires ranking

Globacom Chairman Mike Adenuga Jnr, with interests in oil exploration and real estate has moved up, ranking next to Aliko Dangote as Africa’s second richest man.
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AFCON: NFF may consider Morocco to camp Super Eagles

Although it maybe too early in the day to determine where Nigeria’s Super Eagles may camp ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, there are indications that Morocco may considered.
Hapoel Beer Sheva midfield star John Ogu has slammed the Confederation of African Football, CAF, for leaving out two of his national teammates, Wilfred Ndidi and William Troost-Ekong from Africa’s Best XI squad for 2018.

John Ogu slams CAF’s Africa Best XI

Hapoel Beer Sheva midfield star John Ogu has slammed the Confederation of African Football, CAF, for leaving out two of his national teammates, Wilfred Ndidi and William Troost-Ekong from Africa’s Best XI squad for 2018.

Gabon coup bid highlights country in grip of uncertainty

"Who's in charge?" asked Gaston, a resident of Libreville, a day after Gabon's armed forces quelled an attempted coup.
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Internet shut down in Gabon following attempted coup

The situation in Gabon remained unclear on Tuesday, a day after soldiers attempted a coup d'etat as the government shut down the internet and broadcasting services while claiming the renegade troops had been killed or arrested.

Official: Egypt confirmed as hosts of AFCON 2019

The upcoming African Cup of Nations, AFCON, will be hosted by Egypt, the Confederation of African Football, CAF; announced on Tuesday after a high level meeting.
Ali Bongo

Gabon: Half a century ruled by Bongo family

Since independence in 1960, Gabon has had only three presidents including a father and son from the Bongo family who between them have held power for more than five decades.
Guy Bertrand Mapangou

Gabon arrests four military officers after coup attempt

Government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told Reuters that four of the five officers who had taken over the state radio in the capital Libreville were arrested.

Gabon government says things are in control hours after soldiers ‘seize’ power

The Ali Bongo-led government in Gabon has announced that an attempt to topple the administration had failed and four of the plotters have been arrested and are in custody.

Key things to know about Gabon

Gabon, where the army on Monday called for an uprising, is one of Africa’s top oil producers and has been ruled for more than 50 years by the Bongo family.

Gabon soldiers call for uprising

Gabon soldiers on state radio early on Monday called on the people to "rise up" and announced a "national restoration council" would be formed, as an ailing President Ali Bongo is out of the country.
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Gabon: We’ve seized control of govt ‘to restore democracy’ – army

Soldiers in Gabon have appeared on state television saying they have launched a coup in the west African country.

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Leeds United complete signing of Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid

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