English version Gabon has had, has and will continue to have, great artists. Here, we call on the authorities of the Transition to set up a project that will enhance the value of the Gabonese artist. We offer you a sample of some of our best musicians. The list is far from exhaustive and represents only a tiny sample. Version fran ç aise Le Gabon a eu, a et aura encore, de très grands artistes. Ici, nous lançons un appel aux autorités de la Transition de mettre en place un projet qui revalorisera l’artiste Gabonais. Nous vous offrons un échantillon de quelques-uns de nos meilleurs musiciens. La liste est loin d’être exhaustive et ne représente qu’un infime échantillon.
English version Leadership is a concept that refers to people with diverse authorities in society. A Minister of the Republic is a person with a certain amount of authority and the responsibilities that come with it. A minister must have leadership skills (be able to lead men and women, and persuasion skills) and sector management skills (knowledge of the sector's issues and mechanisms). The show "Les Grands Dossiers" on November 26, 2023 on Gabon Television, was the second of its kind. It concerned the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. It was a follow-up to the first one about the public service. This blog introduces the principle of grading ministers according to their performance during this program. For us, the first two shows yielded the following results: Minister Sector Score out of 20 Comment Raphael Ngazouze Civil service 2/20 Very disappointing perfo
English version To resolve the situation of the rupture of the National Highway 1 as a result of the heavy rains that have fallen on Libreville and its surroundings in recent times, the transition regime has used a solution that was... "transitory". Indeed, the transition used a temporary bypass to allow traffic to resume; The time it would take for a real bridge to be built over the N1. But this blog knows that temporary solutions often become permanent in Gabon; And consequently, the regime of transition is called upon not to succumb to the transitory, which would be an easy solution. The regime's objective this weekend was above all to reconnect Libreville to the rest of Gabon. In this regard, we can only congratulate the transition and say bravo to them for having managed to reconnect Libreville from the rest of the country in less than 24 hours. Nevertheless, this transitional solution remains inadequate because it is a makeshift circumv
English version The coup d'état by Brice-Clotaire Oligui-Nguema has just given the Gabonese people a taste of what freedom could be like. But given the reactions of some Gabonese to issues that can be complex and shake them up, it is clear that many Gabonese would prefer to "have freedom", that is to say, to have à la carte choices to choose how to exercise this option of freedom; rather than being free, that is to say, choosing to follow only one's existential compass which demands that every decision obey only what one believes. On the exercise of freedom, the Gabonese people are still tightrope walkers. Even with the small freedom that the CTRI has engendered, the Gabonese people are already realizing that being free is much more difficult than having freedom. Indeed, this blog sees every day that many Gabonese systematically refuse to be free, choosing the freedom to refuse to be free out of convenience. It is these Gabonese, when you
English version U.S. lawmakers are increasingly worried about the harmful content of the Chinese own internet platform Tik Tok. A recent study shows that China itself is not even among the top ten countries that use Tik Tok. In fact, the Chinese government bans Tik Tok within China. The Chinese government extensive internet filters block most users in China from seeing TikTok. The question is, why? What goals is China trying to achieve by allowing the youth of other country to be distracted by Tik Tok, while Chinese children are studying and preparing for an intellectual future? The US analysts think that Tik Tok is a trojan horse serving the youth outside of China, addictive content that manipulates and weakens their minds, while protecting their own kids. Dear readers, think about it! Version fran ç aise Les législateurs américains sont de plus en plus préoccupés par les contenus préjudiciables de la plate-forme internet chinoise Tik To
English version The Grand Master of the Masonic obedience of the Grand Orient of France, Guillaume Trichard, has just visited his troops in Cameroon, Congo-Brazaville, and Gabon. During his stay in Libreville, he met with Brice-Clotaire Oligui-Nguema. Guillaume Trichard, Grand Master of the Grand Orient de France (GODF), made an African visit from 10 to 20 November. He was accompanied by one of his Gabonese auxiliaries, one Virgilio Foumangoye. He arrived in Libreville on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, and met with Brice-Clotaire Oligui-Nguema the next day, in the presence of Freemason Guy Rossatanga-Rignault, who is the Secretary General of the Gabonese Presidency. Apparently, given the loss of popularity of France in Africa, French diplomacy would have been entrusted to Masonic networks, to try to save what can still be saved. Version fran ç aise Le Grand Maitre de l’obédience maçonnique du Grand Orient de France, Guillaume Trichar
English version Apparently, there were close ties between Sylvia Bongo, her son Noureddin Bongo, and the number one oil company operating in Gabon, Perenco. The Gabonese intelligence services would have information according to which, Perenco under the protection of the Bongo-Valentins, would have engaged in tax evasion, that is to say that this company did not pay taxes or duties on the profits generated by the 120,000 barrels/day it produces in Gabon. At the moment, Noureddin Bongo and the former Minister of Oil, Vincent de Paul Massassa, are reportedly undergoing harsh interrogations on this subject. The investigations focus on an in-depth analysis of the financial flows between Perenco and the Bongo-Valentins. The general manager of Perenco in Gabon, Adrien Broche, is particularly targeted. The CEO of Perenco's parent company in Europe, Benoît de la Fouchardière, is now also very present in Libreville to oversee the evolution of this investigation.
English version In the table above, Bloomberg has published the currency reserves of some countries and the amount of debt these countries are due to reimburse in 2024. You must note that the debt is reimbursed in hard currencies, dollars or euros. Ethiopia for example has 1 billion dollars in currency reserves presently and has a debt of 1 billion to reimburse in 2024. Given that Ethiopian has 120 million people, every Ethiopian citizen would then reimburse in 2024: 8,3 dollars. By comparison, because Gabon is still under international sanction, Bloomberg does not know the amount of the country currency reserve. What is known however, is that in 2024, Gabon is due to reimburse 1,5 billion dollars (about 900 billion CFA francs). Given that Gabon only has about 2 million people, every Gabonese citizen will reimburse in 2024, 750 dollars (about 450000 CFA francs). Dear readers, per capita, Gabon in 2024 will reimburse 90,4 times more than Ethiopia.