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EDUCATION MUST BE A PRIORITY; BUT IN GABON, MONEY IS WASTED ON SILLY ENTERTAINMENT. L’ÉDUCATION DOIT ÊTRE UNE PRIORITÉ; MAIS AU GABON, L’ARGENT EST GASPILLÉ AUX DIVERTISSEMENTS ABSURDES

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A Gabonese school like hundreds in the country, lacking almost in everything Une école gabonaise comme des centaines d’autres dans le pays, manquant presque de tout

The « Tropicale Amissa Bongo », a cycling competition the Gabonese people can do without La “Tropicale Amissa Bongo”, une course cycliste dont les gabonais se passeraient bien


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Given what is going on at the University of Libreville, where students and professors are refusing to resume classes until their demands are met by the government and where armed soldiers are in essence occupying and terrorizing the campus, it is highly incongruous that the very same regime that is saying that it cannot provide scholarships to all deserving students, that it cannot provide all professors with adequate working conditions, can finance a very expensive cycling extravaganza, with professional teams imported from Europe and housed in the best hotels and eating the best food; all this at the expense of the Gabonese treasury. Of …

THE DECLARATION MADE DURING THE PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE LOYALISTS OF UPG. LA DECLARATION FAITE LORS DE LA CONFERENCE DE PRESSE DES LOYALISTES DE L'UPG

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CAN GABONESE HIGHER EDUCATION BE SAVED? PEUT-ON SAUVER L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR AU GABON?

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The spokesperson of the presidential palace speaking of the empty meeting held by Ali Bongo, on education Le porte-parole de la présidence, rendant compte de la réunion sans objet tenue par Ali Bongo au sujet de l’éducation

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It is now abundantly clear that Seraphin Moundounga and the Ali Bongo regime have taken the decision to cripple the university system in Gabon. Why are they doing that? This blog cannot really answer that question. But what is clear to this blog is that the crisis that has engulfed the University of Libreville is not nearing a resolution. On the contrary, it is worsening. Now, there are 2 fronts: one student front with its demand; one professor front with its own demand as well. In both cases, the regime is opting to less the situation simmer as it believes that both these students and professors do not have anywhere else to go, therefore they have to give up their demands and come back to the classrooms.
On the students' front, their demands are as…

THE "LOYALIST" GROUP OF THE PARTY UPG CALLS A PRESS CONFERENCE. LE GROUPE "LOYALISTE" DE L'UPG INVITE A UNE CONFERENCE DE PRESSE

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THE COST OF THE FRENCH RIGHT TO PLUNDER AFRICA. LE COUT DU DROIT DE LA FRANCE A PILLER L’AFRIQUE

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The exploitation of uranium in Africa by France is at the center of a book entitled "Areva in Africa, a Hidden face of French Nuclear Energy”. This book published in February 2012 by Raphael Granvaud, a member of the association “Survie-Afrique”, details the conditions under which France and Areva obtain at lower cost, using insolent political interference and with disastrous environmental, health and social consequences for local people, the precious "yellow cake" necessary for France’s energy independence. In the interview that we present below, the author of the book explains how the Areva group, actively assisted by the French state and its networks of Françafrique, is safeguarding its right to plunder and impoverish Africans. Do not worry, dear readers, the author also speaks of Gabon.
Interview published in the French magazine "Tout Est A Nous" of Raphael Granvaud the author of "Areva in Africa, a Hidden face of French Nuclear Energy”.

THE METHODICAL PROCESS OF DESTRUCTION OF THE GABONESE CITIZEN. LE PROCESSUS DE DESTRUCTION METHODIQUE DU CITOYEN GABONAIS

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Almost 10% of French people living in Gabon voted for Marine Le Pen. If the excuses of those who always justify everything abound for French living in France, asking people to understand the 18% garnered by Marine Le Pen considering the deep economic crisis in France, the Euro crisis and immigration problems that existed in metropolitan France; ok may be, but how these motivations would be applied to the French living in Gabon, these kings in a Gabonese paradise that reserve the top jobs to them, the highest wages, the most beautiful areas, the sun and Pointe Denis every Sunday etc.., how are these people affected by the economic crisis?


We can not say that National Front voters in Gabon that are around one French out of 10, are like those living in France, poor workers who suffer from the crisis or "stupid people" who do not understand etc., you know, all these clichés being constantly repeated. No, this blog rather thinks that those people who vote for the FN…

THE VOTE OF THE FRENCH PEOPLE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES SAYS A LOT. LE VOTE DES FRANÇAIS DE L'ÉTRANGER EST ÉLOQUENT

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The results of the vote in Gabon and Sao-Tome & Principe
les resultats du Gabon et de Sao-Tome & Principe


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The distribution of the French vote from abroad by continent is very telling. The French people living in the most advanced democracies tended to vote in the center left, while those living in countries where liberties were confiscated, tended to vote for the right and even the far right.
The French people leaving in Africa and the Middle East tend to be right wing
Overall the results of the first round of the election in African and Middle Eastern countries gave the following results:
Nicholas Sarkozy: 37% François Hollande: 36% Marine Le Pen: 6%
But in some African countries the results were more polarized, indicating the kind of French people living in these countries. For example, in Gabon as you can see in the table above, Sarkozy got 46% of the vote; Hollande obtained 27% and Marine Le Pen 10%. What this means is that 1 French person out of 2, leaving in Gabon…

BE IT SARKOZY OR HOLLANDE, SHOULD AFRICANS EVEN CARE? QUE CE SOIT SARKOZY OU HOLLANDE, LES AFRICAINS DEVRAIENT-ILS S'EN PREOCCUPER?

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France has never really let go of its African colonies, nor have those colonies ever really let go of France. It’s a tangled, poisonous and deeply corrupt relationship that is under increased scrutiny as France elects its next leader. In the first round the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy came second to the principal challenger and the man many see as the probable next president of France, François Hollande.
But, one thing is for sure, not many freedom minded Africans are going to miss Nicholas Sarkozy, if as all polls seem to indicate, he was to lose his battle for a second term. Sarkozy has been an utter disaster for francophone Africa. Despite his stated plans to stop meddling in Africa, we have only witness the reinforcement of the strangle hold France had on its client states; we have seen the introduction of monarchies where none existed before as in Togo and Gabon, with the blessing of France, and we saw the despicable destruction of a country, The Ivory Coast, for the…