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2016-10-26 Accreditation for the Final Tournament of Total Afcon Gabon 2017
[CAF] The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) announces that the media accreditation process for the draw of the final tournament of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017 opens from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 to Monday, 5 December 2016.

2016-10-20 Reactions of Total Afcon Gabon 2017 Draw
[CAF] Herewith some reactions from the official draw from the TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations 2017 held on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 in Libreville;

2016-10-19 Cranes Coach Micho Ready for Anyone At Afcon 2017 Draw Tonight
[Monitor] Kampala -Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic and Sports Commissioner Omara Apitta will experience first-hand the feel when the three opponents for Uganda are drawn later tonight.

2016-10-19 Micho in Gabon for Nations Cup Draw
[Independent (Kampala)] Uganda Cranes, back at the high table of African football for the first time in 38 years, will find out today who they face when AFCON Gabon 2017 kicks off January 14.

2016-10-19 Cranes Wait for 2017 Afcon Draw
[Observer] The Cranes will be hoping for a kind group once the draws for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) groups are made tonight in Libreville, Gabon, JOHN VIANNEY NSIMBE reports.

2016-10-17 Bechtel Offering 'Fast Track' Solutions for Large-Scale Projects Across the Continent
[allAfrica] New York -As an indication of rising interest in Africa by the U.S. engineering and construction giant Bechtel, the company's president for Africa is relocating from London to Nairobi. Bechtel is the ninth largest privately-owned American corporation, according to Forbes. Andrew Patterson took up the Africa post in 2015 after serving with the firm in Kosovo, Panama and Iceland. During last month's U.S. Africa Business Summit in New York, Patterson joined President Obama's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

2016-10-16 African Stars Nominated For CAF Footballer of the Year Award
[This Day] Nigeria stars Kelechi Iheanacho, Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa are among 30 players nominated by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the African Footballer of the Year 2016 award.

2016-10-10 Oil Giant Appoints New Vice President for Nigeria, Gabon
[Premium Times] Shell has appointed a new Vice President for Nigeria and Gabon. He is Peter Costello and succeeds Markus Droll who assumes a new role of Executive Vice President, Projects in Shell International based in Rijswijk, The Netherlands.

2016-10-09 Gabon, Morocco in Franceville Stalemate
[CAF] A determined performance from Morocco was enough to hold Gabon to a barren draw in their Group C opener on Sunday in Franceville.

2016-10-05 No Sign of Family Dynasty Being Displaced
[The Conversation Africa] For the second time in seven years, a presidential election in Gabon has triggered violent unrest. Rich in oil, uranium and manganese, Gabon now faces a turbulent future. Incumbent president Ali Bongo's narrow victory over opponent Jean Ping ignited the country's main cities and forced a recount of the vote.

2016-10-02 A Week in Post-Election Gabon
[Al Jazeera] Libreville, Gabon - The banquet at the presidential palace was a formal affair. Men in suits sat on the edges of their seats, holding up their mobile phones as they stretched to get a picture of the man they simply call "Ali".

2016-09-30 New PM to Oversee Implementation of Unity Govt
[News24Wire] Gabon President Ali Bongo has appointed his former minister of foreign affairs, Franck Emmanuel Issoze Ngondent as Prime Minister to lead a new unity government, BBC reports.

2016-09-30 Opposition Leader Calls Supporters to 'Active Resistance'
[VOA] Opposition leader and former foreign minister Jean Ping pushed again Thursday for the Gabonese people to reject the authority of President Ali Bongo Ondimba, calling him "an impostor with blood of the Gabonese on his hands."

2016-09-28 Top Seeds Unveiled For AFCON 2017
[Nyasa Times] The draw for the Total Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon in January 2017 will be held on October 2016 in Libreville, Gabon and the hosts Gabon, holders Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Algeria have emerged top seeds for the draw.

2016-09-28 Q&A - President Bongo Talks Election Win and Future Plans
[Al Jazeera] Ali Bongo, the president of Gabon, has recently secured a second term in office after a controversial August 27 election that the opposition claims was mired by fraud.

2016-09-28 Gabon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Algeria Named Top Seeds
[CAF] Host Gabon, holders Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and Algeria have emerged top seeds for the draw of the final tournament of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.

2016-09-27 Next Step Unclear for Jean Ping
[VOA] Gabon's president Ali Bongo is due to be sworn in on Tuesday after the country's highest court validated his re-election Friday. Opposition leader Jean Ping rejected the court's ruling and said he "will not retreat" but his next steps are unclear.

2016-09-27 Ali Bongo to Be Sworn in As President
[Al Jazeera] Ali Bongo is set to be sworn in as Gabon's president for a second seven-year term, his office has announced, three days after his election victory was controversially validated by the Constitutional Court following allegations of fraud.

2016-09-27 Aubameyang Marks 100th Appearance With Goal
[CAF] Reigning African Footballer of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated his 100th Bundesliga appearance at the weekend with a goal for Borussia Dortmund.

2016-09-25 Opposition Leader Rejects Court Ruling on Election Dispute
[Al Jazeera] Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping has rejected a ruling by the Constitutional Court that upheld the victory of President Ali Bongo in August's presidential election, which was mired by claims of voter fraud.

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