Local Coaches Take Round One at AFCON in Gabon
[Monitor] Port-Gentil -The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations officially got underway last Saturday but it seems the clean run of wins is still missing.
In the Congo Basin the Myth of 'Selective Logging Bites the Dust'
[Greenpeace] There is an urgent need to find a solution to protect the remaining intact forests in the Congo Basin, while also respecting the rights of forest dependent and indigenous communities. Unless new conservation approaches are developed, these forests will be lost within this century.
Elections to Watch, Past and Present
[AfricaFocus] Ghana, Gambia, and Gabon are all small African countries with names beginning with the letter "G," which held presidential elections in 2016. But neither the electoral landscapes nor the electoral outcomes can fruitfully be analyzed without giving greater weight to the contrasts than to the similarities. The same applies to the even wider set of 14 African countries with presidential elections last year, or the 8 so far scheduled to hold elections in 2017.
What Does Uganda Cranes Need More of in Gabon?
[Independent (Kampala)] Luck, love, prayers or immaculate planning?
AFCON Hosts Face Top-Class Burkinabe Side
[allAfrica] The reaction of fans and the media in Gabon to their side's opening 1-1 draw with Guinea-Bissau at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals has been one of despair, but fortunes can change quickly and coach Jose Antonio Camacho will expect a reaction from his players in their second Group A clash against Burkina Faso on Wednesday (16h00 GMT).
Airtel Rewards Clients With Air Tickets for Gabon Tournament
[EA Business] Kampala -Airtel Uganda has concluded its "Tulumbe AFCON" campaign with a prize giving ceremony for the last group of winners wining fully paid up Air ticket,s to Gabon to watch the tournament.
5 Things We Learnt From AFCON Opening Weekend
[allAfrica] The opening weekend of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals in Gabon is done and dusted, and as expected there are a number of talking points to come out of the matches.AllAfrica looks at five things we learned from the first four games.
Gabon - Former Presidential Aides Arrested Over Corruption
[Cameroon Tribune] The authorities in Gabon have launched a renewed onslaught against corrupt former officials. Radio France Internationale, RFI, reported yesterday, January 12, 2017 that Magloire Ngambia, a former presidential adviser, was picked up earlier this week on allegations of corrupt practices. The former "super minister" was arrested on January 11, 2017 and remanded in prison custody.
Panthers in Trouble As Underdog Newbies Force a Draw
[allAfrica] Gabon paid the price for not closing out the game when they were held to a 1-1 draw by plucky minnows Guinea-Bissau in their opening match of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals in Libreville on Saturday.
Five Lessons From Day One at Afcon
[RFI] Home fans' expectations were dashed by a draw on the opening day of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) in Libreville. And there was a tie between Cameroon and Burkina Faso, too.
Gabon Expects the Best From Aubameyang At CAN 2017
[RFI] When Gabon skipper Pierre Emerick Aubameyang leads his men out onto the field on Saturday at the Stade de l'AmitiÃ© in Libreville to face Guinea Bissau he will be keenly aware of the pressure.
Gabon Opposition 'Planning to Disrupt' AFCON
[Guardian] The Confederation of African Football (CAF) says it is aware that Gabon opposition is planning to disrupt the 2017 African Cup of Nations, which will kicks off this afternoon in Libreville, the nation's capital. But the African football body added yesterday it was confident the tournament would be a success.
Gabon 2017 Kicks Off Without Super Eagles
[Daily Trust] The 31st edition of the biggest football event on the continent of Africa, the Total Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017 will commence this afternoon in Libreville as the host nation Gabon take on Guinea Bissau at the Stade de I'Amitie, Libreville.
Afcon Hosts Face 'Wild Dogs' With a Lot to Prove
[allAfrica] The weight of expectation will weigh heavy on hosts Gabon as they open their 2017 African Nations Cup Group A campaign against minnows Guinea-Bissau at the Stade de l'AmitiÃ© in Libreville on Saturday (16h00 GMT).
French President Says Farewell to Africa
[Deutsche Welle] This weekend President Hollande attends his last Africa-France summit. On taking office, he pledged to break with 'Francafrique' but almost five years later the French footprint in Africa appears undiminished.
Afcon Launch in Divided Gabon
[Deutsche Welle] The Africa Cup (AFCON) starts in Gabon on Saturday. Political instability and a economic crisis could take its toll on the tournament, but the government is hoping for an image boost abroad nonethless.
Giants vs Minnows - Will AFCON Get a Surprise Victor?
[allAfrica] The fate of perennial underachievers Senegal, the return of Egypt and the shock qualification of tiny Guinea-Bissau are just some of the major talking points as we prepare for the start of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals to be played in Gabon from Saturday.
Indomitable Lions Leave For Gabon
[Cameroon Tribune] The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon left the country yesterday January 11, 2017 for Libreville, Gabon, where they will take part in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. On board a Camair-Co plane they Lions were accompanied by members of the official delegation of Cameroon for the final phase of AFCON Gabon 2017. The Yaounde-Libreville trip lasts less than an hour. While in Libreville the Indomitable Lions squad will lodge at the hotel Le MÃ©ridien located in the heart of the capital city.
Tough Justice - Commercial or Conscious? Bongo Fleva's Dangerous Dilemma
[Citizen] Darassa is a name anyone would most probably recognise if they had access to any form of media in Tanzania in the last quarter of 2016. The Muziki hitmaker's astronomical rise from insignificance is something of a wonder to many who follow the local entertainment scene.
Gabon Begin Chase for First AFCON Title Despite Gloomy Citizens
[Vanguard] With just days to go before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Gabon begin their quest to win the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil, the mood in the host nation remains gloomy.