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Money trees: The forestry sector is a historic pillar of Gabon's economy, accounting for 17,000 jobs and 60 percent of non-oil output.  By Amaury HAUCHARD (AFP/File)

Gabon's timber industry reeling after corruption scandal

Jul 7, 2019

Tropical timber is piling up at Gabon's main port as the country's logging industry reels from a corruption scandal that ...

Jun 15, 2019

The British environmentalist Lee White has been appointed Gabon's new forestry minister, charged with tackling a high pr ...

Jun 14, 2019

Here's your new job: You have to protect the country's precious tropical forests. You have to stop illegal logging and f ...

Jun 8, 2019

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba, in his first televised speech since he returned to the country after a long absenc ...

Jun 6, 2019

He died a decade ago, but residents of Franceville in southeast Gabon hark back with deep nostalgia to the rule of forme ...

May 28, 2019

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael K. Obeng and his R.E.S.T.O.R.E (Restoring Emotional Stability Through Outstan ...

May 22, 2019

Gabon 39;s leader Ali Bongo on Tuesday announced the dismissal of his vice president and the minister of forests, i ...

May 18, 2019

Gabon 39;s media regulator should immediately lift its suspensions of the tri-weekly newspaper L 39;Aube and ...

May 8, 2019

Hundreds of seized containers of kevazingo, a precious wood considered sacred and whose exploitation is banned in Ga ...

Apr 17, 2019

Gabon has suspended an overhaul of university grants that last week sparked three days of student protests and led t ...

Apr 12, 2019

Gabon has suspended a logging licence issued to a Chinese timber company after a British watchdog group, the Environ ...

Apr 11, 2019

The government of Gabon on Thursday announced a nationwide suspension of classes after high school students protested ov ...

Mar 29, 2019

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba presided over his first cabinet meeting since returning to Libreville on March ...

Mar 23, 2019

President Ali Bongo Ondimba flew home to Gabon Saturday after several months in Morocco recovering from illness. He f ...

Mar 21, 2019

Gabonese President Ali Bongo, who is convalescing in Morocco after suffering a stroke five months ago, will return h ...

Mar 7, 2019

Ali Bongo of Gabon does not have a body double, his spokesman said Thursday, brushing aside rumours that a lookalike ...

Mar 6, 2019

Customs officers have seized a major haul of kevazingo, a precious wood whose exploitation is banned in Gabon where ...

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