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AN ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTING ALI BONGO’S HYPOCRISY. UN ARTICLE METANT EN LUMIERE TOUTE L’HYPOCRISIE D’ALI BONGO

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Environnement : le perdant de la ruée vers l’expansion de la capitale gabonaise

22 juin 2018 par Caroline Chauvet



"C'est un désastre environnemental", a déclaré Magloire-Désiré Mounganga en marchant sur le sol détrempé et spongieux où les mangroves ont été arrachées pour des constructions près de la capitale gabonaise, Libreville, menaçant ainsi son fragile écosystème.

« Ici, les mangroves ont été complètement rasées, vous pouvez même voir les marques laissées par le bulldozer », a déclaré Mounganga, un expert de l'Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux du Gabon.

Le chemin dans le district d'Angondjé Nton, conduit à une section de grandes maisons appartenant à des gens riches. Les bâtiments sveltes s'élèvent sur un terrain boueux où les mangroves étaient jadis florissantes.

Peu à peu, ces petits arbres touffus et robustes sont arrachés à mesure que Libre…

THE RESISTANCE WILL NOT GIVE IN. LA RÉSISTANCE NE CEDERA PAS

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TESTIMONY OF A FAMILY MEMBER OF ONE THE DECEASED CHILDREN. TÉMOIGNAGE D’UN MEMBRE DE LA FAMILLE DE L’UN DES ENFANTS DISPARUS

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MAYILA INSISTS, BUT WE STILL SAY NO! MAYILA INSISTE, MAIS NOUS DISONS TOUJOURS NON !

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WHAT WOULD’N THE ELECTORALISTS SAY? QUE NE DIRONT PAS LES ÉLECTORALISTES ?

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WHAT IS THE ALI BONGO’ SO CALLED SCIENTIFIC POLICE SAYING? QUE DIT LA FAMEUSE POLICE SCIENTIFIQUE D’ALI BONGO ?

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THE FAMILY OF ONE YOUNG GIRL WHO HAS DISAPPEARED TESTIFIES. LA FAMILLE D’UNE JEUNE FILLE DISPARUE TÉMOIGNE

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TOTAL GABON’ STOCK CONTINUES TO PLUNGE IN EURONEXT. L’ACTION DE TOTAL GABON CONTINUE DE CHUTER À EURONEXT

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Euronext is the pan-European stock exchange. The CAC 40 is the French stock market index that tracks the 40 largest French stocks based on the Euronext Paris market capitalization. Total Gabon is traded at the Euronext exchange.
For a year now, Total Gabon stock has been on the decline, despite a rise in oil prices. According to the financial press, investors are worried about Total Gabon’s reliability. What this means is not clear but it seems that something is not well with Total Gabon.





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Euronext est la bourse paneuropéenne. Le CAC 40 est l'indice boursier français qui suit les 40 plus grandes valeurs françaises sur la base de la capitalisation boursière d'Euronext Paris. Total Gabon est coté à la bourse Euronext.
Depuis un an, le titre Total Gabon est en chute, malgré une hausse du prix du pétrole. Selon la presse financière, les investisseurs s'inquiètent de la fiabilité de Total Gabon. Ce que cela signifie n'est pas clair, mais il sembl…

ALI BONGO SHOWS GAGAN GUPTA HOW TO STAY FOR A LONG TIME IN FRANÇAFRIQUE. ALI BONGO MONTRE À GAGAN GUPTA COMMENT S’INSTALLER DURABLEMENT EN FRANÇAFRIQUE

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La Lettre du Continent tells us that Gagan Gupta, the boss of Olam in Gabon, signed a contract in early June with the economic and strategic intelligence group ADIT.
ADIT, based in Paris, was established in 1993, specializes in development. This group is headed by Bruno Delaye, former "Monsieur Afrique" to François Mitterrand and Ambassador of France to Togo.




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La Lettre du Continent nous apprend que Gagan Gupta, le patron d’Olam au Gabon, aurait signé, début juin, un contrat avec le groupe d'intelligence économique et stratégique ADIT.
ADIT, basé à Paris, a été créé en 1993, se spécialise dans le développement. Ce groupe a pour patron Bruno Delaye, ex-"Monsieur Afrique" de François Mitterrand et Ambassadeur de la France au Togo.

ALI BONGO DOES NOT WANT LUBIN NTOUTOUME AT THE HEAD OF THE GABONESE BAR. ALI BONGO NE VEUT PAS DE LUBIN NTOUTOUME À LA TÊTE DU BARREAU DU GABON

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According to La Lettre du Continent, if Lubin Ntoutoume who was cleanly elected president of the Gabonese bar at the end of March 2018, has been summoned to leave this function by the Council of State, at the request of Jean-Pierre Akumbu M ' Oluna, an Ali Bongo’s minion, it is because Lubin Ntoutoume would have defended the Ping camp during the 2016 presidential election.
So is Gabon

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D’après La Lettre du Continent, si Lubin Ntoutoume qui a été pourtant été limpidement élu bâtonnier du barreau du Gabon fin mars 2018, a été sommé de quitter cette fonction par le Conseil d'Etat, sur demande de Jean-Pierre Akumbu M'Oluna, un obligé d’Ali Bongo, c’est parce que Lubin Ntoutoume aurait défendu le camp Ping lors de la présidentielle de 2016.
Ainsi va le Gabon

ALL AUTHORIZED INITIATIVES IN GABON ARE PROPELLED BY THE BONGOS OR THEIR MINIONS. TOUTES LES INITIATIVES AUTHORISÉES AU GABON SONT QUADRILLÉES PAR LES BONGO OU LEURS OBLIGÉS

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La Lettre du Continent informs us that the National Conference on Female Leadership, which was held in Libreville from June 15 to 16, was organized by Laetitia Mebaley, one of Sylvia Bongo's ladies-in-waiting.
Laetitia Mebaley went through the National Agency for Investment Promotion (ANPI) before taking care of Gabon Leadership, a thing entrusted to her by Sylvia Bongo, to co-opt young Gabonese women. She is the daughter of Pierre Mebaley, a former Omar Bongo’s minister and shareholder of Ogar, the company of Edouard Valentin, who is the father of Sylvia Bongo. And this explains that!





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La Lettre du Continent nous informe du fait que la conférence nationale sur le leadership féminin, qui vient de se tenir à Libreville du 15 au 16 Juin, ait été organisée par Laetitia Mebaley, une des dames de compagnie de Sylvia Bongo.
Laetitia Mebaley est passee par l'Agence nationale de promotion des investissements (ANPI) avant de s’occuper de Gabon Leadership, un…

BOLLORÉ UNDER PRESSURE IN OWENDO. BOLLORÉ SOUS LA PRESSION À OWENDO

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La Lettre du Continent tells us that the Gabon Ports Authority would like to force Bolloré to modify certain clauses of the Owendo Port Management Agreement.
Oprag, led by Sayid Abeloko and Landry Régis Laccruche Lelabou, brother of Ali Bongo's chief of staff, Brice Laccruche Alihanga, reportedly sent to Bolloré and Olam’s clients, co-managers of the port of Owendo, a letter indicating to them that henceforth, they should pay to them directly the sums and taxes collected as part of the operation of the port.
This measure is explained by Oprag as being the consequence of the too favorable terms of the port concession contract granted to the Bolloré group, and that it has no choice but to recover this shortfall from the users of the port.
The concession of the port of Owendo had been granted to Bolloré by Ali Bongo, for the amount of 146 million euros.





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La Lettre du Continent nous dit que l'Office des Ports du Gabon voudrait contraindre Bolloré à modif…

A PUBLICATION LOOKS AT FRANÇAFRIQUE THROUGH THE CFA FRANC. UN OUVRAGE EXAMINE LA FRANÇAFRIQUE PAR LE TRUCHEMENT DU FRANC CFA

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La Lettre du Continent tells us that Fanny Pigeaud of Mediapart, will publish a book whose title will be: "The Invisible Weapon of Françafrique, A History of the CFA Franc".
This will be an analysis of françafrique through that currency, and will be co-written with the Senegalese Ndongo Samba Sylla, an economist and head of the West Africa office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation based in Berlin.
Publication date: August 30, 2018



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La Lettre du Continent nous dit que Fanny Pigeaud de Mediapart, publiera un livre dont le titre sera : «L'Arme invisible de la Françafrique, Une histoire du franc CFA ».
Ce sera une analyse de la françafrique par la monnaie, et sera co-écrit avec le Sénégalais Ndongo Samba Sylla, économiste et responsable du bureau Afrique de l'Ouest de la Fondation Rosa Luxemburg basée à Berlin.
Date de publication : le 30 aout 2018

A PUBLICATION ABOUT CORRUPTION IN CENTRAL AFRICA IS ANNOUNCED. UNE PUBLICATION SUR LA CORRUPTION EN AFRIQUE CENTRALE EST ANNONCÉE

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A book by journalist Gilles Gaetner, is announced by La Lettre du Continent as dealing with corruption in Central Africa.
The book will center mainly on Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Congo-Brazzaville.
Publication date: mid-October 2018




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Un ouvrage du journaliste Gilles Gaetner, est annonce par La Lettre du Continent comme traitant de la corruption en Afrique Centrale.
L’ouvrage se concentrerait essentiellement sur Gabon, la Guinée-Equaroriale et le Congo-Brazzaville.
Date de publication : mi-octobre 2018

HOW IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A BANK OF A COUNTRY IN FIANCIAL DIFFICULTIES, TO MAKE SO MUCH MONEY? COMMENT EST-IL POSSIBLE À UNE BANQUE D’UN ÉTAT EN DIFFICULTÉ FINANCIÈRE, DE FAIRE DE TELLES RECETTES?

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The amount of 3000 billion CFA francs corresponds to about 6 billion dollars or 4.57 billion euros. This is the total revenue of BGFI for the year 2017.
The BGFI website reveals that this Gabonese bank has branches in 11 countries, mainly in French-speaking Africa, and has a total of 2,000 employees.
For example, the leading French banking group, BNP-Paribas, presented total revenues for 2017, of 43 billion euros. This group is located in 73 countries around the world and has 198011 employees.
Dear readers, to give you an idea of what the hallucinating figures announced by BGFI means, we are going to compare the numbers of the two banking institutions mentioned above scaled to the employee level.
• For BGFI: 4.57 billion euros / 2000 = 2.285 million euros produced per employee.
• For BNP-Paribas: 43 billion euros / 198011 = 0.217 million euros produced per employee.

Dear readers, every BGFI employee is 10 times more productive than every BNP-Paribas employee, in a françafrica…

A SOMEWHAT SEVERE DECLARATION BY THE UNITED NATIONS ABOUT GABON. UNE DÉCLARATION PLUTOT SÉVÈRE DES NATIONS UNIS À PROPOS DU GABON

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The legislative elections in Gabon, now postponed for the third time, should contribute to the reconciliation of the Gabonese people, following the contested presidential elections of August 2016 and the post-electoral violence which has never been the object of an investigation by the authorities. The elections are essential in a context where human rights and fundamental freedoms remain under pressure, with limited freedom of movement for Gabonese citizens and deteriorating pre-trial detention conditions, exceeding legal deadlines and contradicting the recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review.




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Les élections législatives au Gabon, reportées pour la troisième fois, devraient contribuer à la réconciliation du peuple gabonais, suite aux élections présidentielles contestées d'août 2016 et aux violences post-électorales qui n'ont jamais fait l'objet d'une enquête par les autorités. Les élections sont essentielles dans un contexte où l…

WHAT IS TO LEAD A NATION. QU’EST-CE QUE DIRIGER UNE NATION?

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When one reads the interview given by Brice Laccruche-Alihanga, one wonders if this fool knows what it means to govern a country.
Governing comes from the Latin "gubernare", which means to steer a ship; hence the expression “to steer one’s ship conscientiously". A government is the body responsible for running a State.
A good government is one that ensures for the country and its people better conditions and a better life. This is done through the sovereign functions of the State: the reduction of charges, the good use of taxes, access to education and health, employment, a good economy, and so on.
But dear readers, Brice Laccruche-Alihanga’s interview is so obsolete and derisory that one can legitimately wonder what this man does in a position such as the Chief of Staff of a Head of State.
Brice Laccruche-Alihanga, in essence, thinks that in Gabon, the system is in itself irreproachable, but it is the men chosen to give it life who have never been up to the …

WHEN WE THINK THAT THEY HAVE REACHED THE BOTTOM, WE FIND OUT THAT THEY ARE STILL DIGGING. QUAND ON CROIT QU’ILS ONT TOUCHÉ LE FOND, ON S’APERÇOIT VITE QU’ILS CREUSENT ENCORE

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THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL OF FOUGAMOU IS PRESENTED TO YOU. LE LYCÉE TECHNIQUE DE FOUGAMOU VOUS EST PRÉSENTÉ

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THE CIVIL SOCIETY IN SUPPORT OF THE FAMILIES OF THE KILLED CHILDREN. LA SOCIÉTÉ CIVILE EN SOUTIEN AUX FAMILLES DES ENFANTS DISPARUS

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AGAIN, AN ECONOMIC FEAT BY ALI BONGO. ENCORE UN EXPLOIT ÉCONOMIQUE D’ALI BONGO

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NEWS OF BGFI. DES NOUVELLES DE LA BGFI

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THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST RITUAL CRIMES SPEAKS. L’ASSOCIATION DE LUTTE CONTRE LES CRIMES RITUELS (ALCR) S’EXPRIME

PRESS RELEASE OF THE PARTI SOVEREIGNTISTS-ECOLOGISTS. COMMUNIQUÉ DU PARTI SOUVERAINISTES-ÉCOLOGISTES

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ORGAN TRAFFICKING HAS INFILTRATED ALL THE WAY INTO THE LARGEST MATERNITY WARD OF THE COUNTRY. LE TRAFIC D’ORGANES S’EST INFILTRÉ JUSQUE DANS LA PLUS GRANDE MATERNITÉ DU PAYS

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LISTEN CAREFULLY TO THE ANALYTICAL OBSERVATIONS OF THIS COMPATRIOT. ÉCOUTEZ ATTENTIVEMENT LES OBSERVATIONS ANALYTIQUES DE CE COMPATRIOTE

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THE SILENT MARCH OF THE RESISTANCE. LA MARCHE SILENCIEUSE DE LA RESISTANCE

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HERE IS HOW THEY PLUNDER GABON. VOICI COMMENT ILS PILLENT LE GABON

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AN EXCELLENT INTERVIEW. UNE EXCELLENTE INTERVIEW

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IT IS CERTAINLY THE PEOPLE WHO WRITE ON SOCIAL NETWORKS, BLOGS AND IN THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS, WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SITUATION IN GABON. CE SONT CERTAINEMENT LES GENS QUI ÉCRIVENT SUR LES RÉSEAUX SOCIAUX, LES BLOGS ET DANS LA PRESSE INTERNATIONALE, QUI CAUSENT CETTE SITUATION AU GABON

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THE PRICE OF OIL BARREL IS ON THE INCREASE SINCE MARCH, BUT GABON’S RATING IS FALLING NEVERTHELESS! LE PRIX DU BARIL DE PÉTROLE EST LA HAUSSE DEPUIS MARS, MAIS LA NOTATION DU GABON DÉGRINCOLE NÉANMOINS !

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Dear readers, there is a strange asymmetric effects being observed in the Gabonese economy. Since March 2018, the price of oil has been on the increase, with today price being nearly 70 dollar the barrel. In the same time, the Gabonese credit rating has been plunging. Since Gabon gets most of its revenues from oil, one would have expected that high oil prices would indicate more revenue for the treasury and thus more confidence in the Gabonese credit worthiness by ratings agencies. But no, it is the opposite. How does the government explains this?

We will not give up!





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Chers lecteurs, il y a des effets asymétriques étranges observés dans l'économie gabonaise. Depuis mars 2018, le prix du baril de pétrole est en hausse, avec aujourd'hui un prix proche de 70 dollars. Dans le même temps, la côte de crédit du Gabon a dégringolée. Puisque le Gabon tire la majorité de ses revenus du pétrole, on aurait pu s'attendre à ce que les prix élevés du pétrole…

LAURENCE NDONG SPEAKS. LAURENCE NDONG S’EXPRIME

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ANOTHER FEAT BY THE REGIME. UN AUTRE EXPLOIT DU RÉGIME

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WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE DOWNGRADING OF ECONOMIC RATING FOR A COUNTRY. QUELLES SONT LES CONSÉQUENCES DE L’ABAISSEMENT DE LA NOTATION ÉCONOMIQUE POUR UN PAYS

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A country’s credit rating is important because that is the mechanism by which the cost of borrowing is determined for that country.
1. The downgrading of a country rating indicates that the country is failing economically and thus the country needs to borrow more money to stay afloat.
2. The downgrading of a country rating makes the cost of borrowing higher and therefore causes that country to further go into debt and thus unable to pay back that debt.
3. The downgrading of a country’s rating makes lowers business and investor confidence; which means that it raises interest rates for everyone who borrows; it undermines the value of its currency, and roils back its stock and bond markets. In essence, this dramatically worsens that nation’s already difficult economic circumstances.
That’s the situation of Gabon.
We will not give up!





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La cote de crédit d'un pays est importante parce que c'est le mécanisme par lequel le coût d'emprunt est déterminé pou…

ANOTHER ECONOMIC FEAT TO PUT IN ALI BONGO’S ACCOUNT. UNE AUTRE PROUESSE ÉCONOMIQUE À METTRE À L’ACTIF D’ALI BONGO

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IT IS CERTAINLY THE PEOPLE WHO WRITE ON SOCIAL NETWORKS, BLOGS AND IN THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS, WHO CAUSE THE SHORTAGE OF DRINKING WATER IN GABON. CE SONT CERTAINEMENT LES GENS QUI ÉCRIVENT SUR LES RÉSEAUX SOCIAUX, LES BLOGS ET DANS LA PRESSE INTERNATIONALE, QUI CAUSENT LA PÉNURIE D’EAU POTABLE AU GABON

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SOME NEWS ABOUT THE ELECTORALISTS. QUELQUES NOUVELLES DES ÉLECTORALISTES

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IT IS CERTAINLY SOCIAL NETWORKS THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SITUATION OF THE AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL OF LEBAMBA. CE SONT CERTAINEMENT LES RÉSEAUX SOCIAUX QUI SONT RESPONSABLES DE L’ÉTAT DU LYCÉE AGRICOLE DE LÉBAMBA

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QUESTIONS FOR MR. GUY-BERTRAND MAPANGOU. QUESTIONS POUR MONSIEUR GUY-BERTRAND MAPANGOU

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The parents of the missing youth of the CES of Akébé noticed that their children did not return to their homes on the evening of 25 May 2018.
These parents immediately went to their school, to police stations, hospitals, to the hot areas of the city where young people can go to spend leisure time. No one could tell them where these children were, and no one told them that young people had succumbed to drowning on the beach. In Gabon all is known and if a mass drowning had occurred, someone would have said that they had heard that children had been found drowned by the sea. Nothing!
It was only a few days later that the school officials told them to go to the mortuaries, specifically to Gabosep. How did these school leaders know that the children were dead, if no one was talking about it, and that Gabosep was where the bodies were?
Between May 25, 2018 and June 10, 2018, 16 days, two weeks and two days, the Gabonese government said nothing.
Mr. Guy Bertrand-Mapangou, did the…

NO MR. GUY-BERTRAND MAPANGOU, WE ONLY WANT FOR OUR COUNTRY TO BE BETTER. NON MONSIEUR GUY-BERTRAND MAPANGOU, NOUS VOULONS SIMPLEMENT QUE NOTRE PAYS SOIT MEILLEUR

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Guy Bertrand-Mapangou, the Gabonese minister of Communication, said in a press conference that people on social networks, blogs and some international press were tarnishing the image of Gabon by talking about the recent killing of many children.
Mr. Guy Bertrand-Mapangou, are the people writing on social networks, blogs and the international press, responsible for the fact that since 2009, more than 200 rituals killings have been registered in Gabon and not a single person has been found to be responsible for any of the murders?
Mr. Guy Bertrand-Mapangou, did the people writing on social networks, blogs and the international press, prevent activists from marching in Libreville against ritual crimes, as did your government?
Mr. Guy Bertrand-Mapangou, did the people writing on social networks, blogs and the international press, hide the discovery of human organs found at a Libreville’ secondary establishment, by declaring that these organs were pachyderm meat?
Mr. Guy Bertran…

IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT GUY-BERTRAND MAPANGOU WANTS TO HIDE RITUAL CRIMES. IL EST TOUT À FAIT ÉVIDENT QUE GUY-BERTRAND MAPANGOU VEUILLE ÉTOUFFER LES CRIMES RITUELS

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FOR OUR DEAD. POUR NOS MORTS !

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Poem by Baou Issa from the collection: "The Colors of My Earth"

Vampires Vs Saints (Contrast)

The circle meets during the night In the absence of light These are the vampires drinking blood They empty the body of all its hemoglobin The person dies, another takes their life They live by drinking the blood of the innocent
A marabout, a magician or a witch doctor Friend and protector of dictatorships Recommend to Mobutu (African dictator) To drink a glass of human blood The ugly Bantu drinks human blood Illness and dust cover his soul His palace is ransacked in Kinshasa And his relatives abandon him
The assembly meets during the day In the presence of the sun The assembly of saints This is the assembly of newborn children She forms a body of which Christ is the head The saint fills his cup with song To the glory of he who gives life To the multitude





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Poème de Baou Issa tiré du recueil : « Les Couleurs de ma Terre »


Vampires Vs Saints (Contraste)

Le cercle se rencontre pen…

MOODY’S AGENGY DOWNGRADES GABON’S RATING. L’AGENCE DE NOTATION MOODY’S ABAISSE LA NOTE DU GABON

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The financial press informs us that Moody’s rating agency has downgraded the Government of Gabon’s issuer and senior unsecured debt ratings to Caa1 from the previous B3 citing the government's heightened liquidity pressures and continued institutional weaknesses.
The rating downgrade is underpinned by continuing government arrears to creditors and suppliers which point to heightened government liquidity pressures and denote institutional weaknesses. Persistant arrears also risk delaying critical financial support from the official sector, in turn exacerbating existing liquidity pressures.
However, Moody’s assessment is that the government’s challenging fiscal and liquidity positions with arrears likely to persist are balanced by likely continued IMF financial support as the government’s debt will remain sustainable according to the IMF’s framework.
Concurrently, Moody’s has lowered Gabon’s local currency and foreign currency long-term bond and deposit ceilings to B1 fr…