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THE VIDEO OF JEAN PING’S NEW YEAR’SPEECH. LA VIDÉO DU DISCOURS DE VŒUX DE JEAN PING

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THE TEXT OF JEAN PING’S NEW YEAR’SPEECH. LE TEXTE DU DISCOURS DE VŒUX DE JEAN PING

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A SIMPLE MESSAGE TO OUR READERSHIP. UN SIMPLE MESSAGE À NOTRE LECTORAT

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Dear readers, the dynamic of resistance which is driving us against the dictatorship and for the redressing of political legitimacy and the rehabilitation of citizenship in our country; must continue and intensify in 2017.
Clearly, compromise with the regime’s clans, and submission to dictatorship, are no longer permitted. Only the resistance to archaism, underdevelopment and dictatorship, carries a modern political project, which can propel Gabon into the contemporaneity of the world.
This dynamic of resistance which animates us must naturally converge towards a common interest which comes from a will for collective and concerted action. The will exists but to act is still a path full of too many pitfalls; this is why our will to gather will have enough strength and weight only if it is as wide as possible and open to all dissent and all democratic voices. Facing us, there is a protective barrier aimed at the preservation of power, a regime trying to drown our democratic…

WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET OUR MARTYRS. N’OUBLIONS PAS NOS MARTYRS

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As the end of 2016 is upon us, this blog wants remind all of the ultimate and historic sacrifice made by courageous Gabonese who were assassinated for believing in our freedom. Glory to our martyrs and to their sacrifice.
This blog pays homage to our brave martyrs, their families, and all the supporters of the Gabonese cause and freedom. To those who died for the liberation of our country, our eternal gratitude.

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En cette fin d’année 2016, ce blog veut relever le sacrifice ultime et historique fait par de courageux Gabonais qui ont été assassinés pour avoir cru en notre liberté. Gloire à nos martyrs et à leur sacrifice.
Ce blog rend ici hommage à nos braves martyrs, à leurs familles, et a tous les supporters de la cause Gabonaise et de la liberté. A ceux qui sont morts pour la libération de la patrie, notre éternelle reconnaissance.

THE OYEM STADIUM IS NOT READY FOR THE AFCON. LE STADE D’OYEM N’EST PAS PRÊT POUR LA CAN

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ALI BONGO IS FIRST AMONG THE SQUATTERS IN GABON. ALI BONGO EST LE PREMIER DES SQUATTERS AU GABON

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THE REGIME IS AFRAID OF THE GABONESE PEOPLE MOBILIZATION THE AFCON. LE RÉGIME A PEUR DE LA MOBILISATION DES GABONAIS CONTRE LA CAN

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Having noted the growing mobilization of Gabonese people against AFCON 2017, the Ali Bongo regime published a televised statement in which it said that it has deployed its intelligence services to track down the perpetrators of any acts of boycott or Sabotage of this AFCON.
Dear readers, the regime is afraid and we have the wind in our sails.
We will not give up !

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Ayant constaté la montée d’une mobilisation de plus en plus de Gabonais contre la CAN 2017, le régime Ali Bongo a publié un communiqué télévisé dans lequel il dit avoir déployé ses services de renseignements pour traquer les auteurs d’éventuels actes de boycott ou de sabotage de cette CAN.
Chers lecteurs, le régime a peur et nous avons le vent en poupe.
On ne lâche rien !

WHAT WILL BECOME OF EVICTED FAMILIES? QUE DEVIENDRONT LES FAMILLES DÉGUERPIES ?

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Ali Bongo has undertaken to put the Gabonese who had invested the neighborhoods destined for social housing, out with rough treatment.

Within our readership, many compatriots are wondering what will become of these families with young children, who are thrown out. Frankly, this blog is unable to answer this question. But knowing Gabon, we doubt that the authorities in charge of the question have planned anything to compensate for the most pressing needs of these families.

It is clear that accompanying measures have not been put in place and that the displaced populations are left to their own devices. We can already imagine the damage these displacements will have in these families, in the short, medium and long term.

We can therefore conclude that instead of improving the living conditions of the Gabonese people, the regime worsens them even more precariously.





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Ali Bongo a entrepris de mettre les Gabonais qui avaient investi les cites devant abriter les log…

CONCERT "A MORNING IS RAISING" JANUARY 21ST IN PARIS. CONCERT « UNE AURORE SE LÈVE » LE 21 JANVIER Á PARIS

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THE FIGHT CONTINUES. LA LUTTE CONTINUE

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STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT IS COMING. DO NOT SAY THAT YOU WERE NOT WARNED. L’AJUSTEMENT STRUCTUREL ARRIVE. NE DITES PAS QUE VOUS N’AVEZ PAS ÉTÉ PRÉVENUS

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PRESS CONFERENCE OF BERTRAND ZIBI ABEGHE’S LAWYERS . CONFÉRENCE DE PRESSE DES AVOCATS DE BERTRAND ZIBI ABEGHE

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A LYING ARTICLE ON THE CAPACITY OF GABON TO ORGANIZE AFCON 2017. UN ARTICLE MENSONGER SUR LA CAPACITÉ DU GABON Á ORGANISER LA CAN 2017

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The lying article can be read here L’article mensonger peut être lu ici




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A bogus article, published by Ali Bongo's cronies, on a bogus site, claiming to draw its sources from prestigious sites like BBCSport, ESPNFC and YahooSports, while these sites do not talk about this article, wants to convince naïve people that Gabon will organize a successful AFCON. This blog would like here, point by point, to demolish the arguments of this lying article.
Argument 1: Positive previous experience Our response: the previous AFCON 2012 left the country deeply in debt and generated no economic return for the country. As a matter of fact, the former US Ambassador to Gabon, Benjamin Benjaminson, whose current employers at the university of Oregon in the USA, have recently cancelled a collaboration with Ali Bongo’s regime, after the stolen election of 2016, did say that organizing the AFCON 2016 was a stupid and costly idea on Ali Bongo’s part.
Argument 2: A strong host national team Our r…

THE MODALITIES OF A LEGAL EXPULSION. LES MODALITÉS D’UNE EXPULSION LÉGALE

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Ali Bongo is in the process of expelling manu militari, Gabonese who are occupying social housings in Akanda. This blog wanted to examine for you the legal procedure that the State should have taken under such circumstances. As you will understand, Ali Bongo preferred to use force.
What does the law say if squatters occupy a dwelling?
The takeover of a dwelling from a squatter follows a procedure. A squatter is an untitled occupant, i.e. a person who has settled in a dwelling without holding a lease.
A manager may himself expel a squatter if the presence of the squatter on the premises is less than 48 hours old; by requesting the intervention of the police, who will catch him in red handed in violation of the dwelling (fractured lock, broken tiles, shuttered shutters ...) and will evacuate the illegally occupied premises.
After the 48-hour period, the manager is obliged to institute judicial proceedings against the squatter in order to obtain a decision pronouncing their ex…

SOME NEWS FROM ZIBI ABEGHE. DES NOUVELLES DE ZIBI ABEGHE

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You be the judge of the credibility of this video


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A vous de juger de la crédibilité de cette vidéo.

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THE INHUMANE EVICTIONS OF AKANDA ARE CONTINUING. LES INHUMAINS DÉGUERPISSEMENTS D’AKANDA SE POURSUIVENT

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This blog joins all Gabonese of good will in expressing our solidarity with the evictees of Akanda, because these forced evictions are both inhumane and against the law. There is a judicial process underway and the regime has resulted to use force where none was necessary at this time.
The reality is that these people decided to occupy these houses after they had been for all intent and purposes abandoned by the regime who was procrastinating to move this project to its conclusion. These people did clean up the premises and made them viable. It is only then that the regime remembered that these houses could be useful to them and decided to evict the squatters.
The Gabonese public opinion should look at the situation fairly and not just buy the administration’s version of the story. The residents are blamed for squatting, but the reality is that it is the disorganized authorities and their lack of planning that exacerbated the decision of the population to occupy the premi…

ECHOS DU NORD

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ANOTHER OPINION ON HOW TO USE AFCON 2017. UNE AUTRE OPINION SUR COMMENT SE SERVIR DE LA CAN 2017

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IT IS DIFFICULT TO BECOME FREE WHEN IT IS AFRICAN AS YOURSELF WHO DO NOT WANT YOU TO BE FREE. IL EST DIFFICILE DE SE LIBERER QUAND CE SONT LES AFRICAINS COMME VOUS QUI NE VEULENT PAS QUE VOUS SOYEZ LIBRES

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Can Gabon be free, if all the countries around it are ruled by Stalinist regimes? Can Gabon be free, if all the companies which are established there find that maintaining the dictatorship suits them? Can Gabon be free if most Francophone African regimes find this freedom too dangerous for their own survival?
What is happening in Gabon proves to us that if the people of French-speaking Africa want to be free, for those who rule us, it is out of the question that we should become that. This is the paradox that paralyzes us today!
It is surprising for this blog to note that while we are witnessing an unprecedented housing crisis, a widespread collapse of municipal services, recurrent water and electricity shortages, chronic lack of public transport, a crisis of education which will have catastrophic consequences for the future of the country; one finds compatriots like Cyrile Ona, who during a debate program on Africa No1, to which fortunately participated the energetic Lau…

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ALI BONGO WISHES A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO CERTAIN POPULATIONS OF AKANDA BY THROWING THEM OUT. ALI BONGO SOUHAITE UN BON RÉVEILLON DE LA SAINT-SYLVESTRE À CERTAINES POPULATIONS D’AKANDA EN LES FAISANT DÉGUERPIR

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Ali Bongo, as a good Santa Claus, wanted in his way to offer a memorable gift to certain populations of Akanda in the outskirts of Libreville. He invited himself at the New Year’s Eve celebrations of these Gabonese families, by putting them out with women and children, only two days after Christmas and four days before New Year's Eve. They had to think about it!
It was with brutality that these Gabonese were visited in their residence by elements armed to the teeth, giving them just a few minutes to assemble quickly some personal belongings before being taken to trucks of the security forces, for an unknown destination ; could be even to nowhere.
Children accustomed to gifts at the end of the year, mostly had to deal with men in uniforms threatening their families. Here are some end-of-year celebrations that these people will not soon forget, thanks to the legendary generosity of Ali Bongo!



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IN NAIROBI, IT IS AFRICANS WHO REFUSED TO RECOGNIZE THE RIGHT OF THE GABONESE PEOPLE TO DEMOCRACY. À NAIROBI, CE SONT DES AFRICAINS QUI ONT REFUSÉ DE RECONNAITRE LE DROIT DES GABONAIS À LA DÉMOCRATIE

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At the 32nd session of the Joint Assembly of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) countries and the European Union, in Nairobi, Kenya, MEPs introduced a resolution sanctioning the Gabonese regime after the stolen election of August 2016.
Unfortunately, history will remember that it was the African representatives who refused to adopt this resolution, preferring to close their eyes to the crimes committed by Ali Bongo, the least serious of which was not the robbery of the Gabonese people ‘suffrage.
In Africa, we tend to accuse the West, often rightly, of having done us much harm and of hampering our development. But this time, the European parliamentarians did take a stand for the Gabonese people who demand that their votes be respected; and it was our African brothers who denied us this recognition.
Dear readers, when asked why Africa has difficulty moving forward, cite this example of Africans preventing other Africans from having freedom. It's sad!
We will not giv…

TAKING RESPONSIBILITIES, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? PRENDRE SES RESPONSABILITÉS, ÇA VEUT DIRE QUOI ?

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During an internet broadcast, which you can watch and listen to above, activist Marc Ona Essangui defined what he meant by the phrase "take responsibility". This blog found this discussion so relevant that we wanted to add to it our two cents.
For this blog, when the people of Gabon are being asked to take their responsibilities, here is what we understand that to be:
Ali Bongo is trying to impose himself as the absolute master of our country while the Gabonese people, through the ballot boxes, sanctioned its authoritarian and corrupt system. To say that Gabonese citizens should assume their responsibilities should not simply be a prophetic incantation but a decision of personal legitimation by every patriotic Gabonese who is determined to build and impose a national revival around them.
It is therefore a matter of every Gabonese to take personal measures with performance characteristics, which will have the effect of undermining the Ali Bongo regime. If the prac…

NO TO ALI BONGO’S FOOLS DIALOGUE. NON AU DIALOGUE DE DUPES D’ALI BONGO

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LAURENCE NDONG ON AFRICA NO1. LAURENCE NDONG SUR AFRICA NO1

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NEVER HAVE SO MANY PROMISES BEEN MADE FOR SO LITTLE RESULTS. JAMAIS TANT DE PROMESSES N’ONT ÉTÉ FAITES POUR SI PEU DE RÉSULTATS

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Olam, the agro business company, has been recently in the news denying allegations that it is developing oil palm plantations irresponsibly in Gabon, by destroying the primary rainforest. The allegations come from work by the NGO Brainforest, which is headed by the Gabonese activist Marc Ona Essangui.
Olam has been in Gabon since 2010 and they have been making all kinds of promises. However, to this day, the agreement that company signed with the Gabonese government is still kept secret. Also, Olam claims to have created 36,000 jobs in Gabon; it is time for us to ask them to explain where exactly these jobs were created, so we can verify that they do indeed exist. As far as this blog can tell, Olam has only been able to create to this day, about 3000 jobs in Gabon. Olam is also claiming to pay more than 80 billion CFA francs in salaries a year in Gabon; we would like to know what amount is paid to Gabonese employees and what proportion is paid to Singaporean and Indian e…

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GABON OIL COMPANY IS RUNNING IN CIRCLES, BUT STILL PRODUCES NOTHING. LA GABON OIL COMPANY TOURNE EN ROND, MAIS NE PRODUIT TOUJOURS RIEN

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FRANÇAFRIQUE IS A FAILURE FOR EVERYONE. IT MUST BE DEMOLISHED. LA FRANÇAFRIQUE EST UN ÉCHEC POUR TOUT LE MONDE. IL FAUT LA DÉMOLIR

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Central Africa is the richest region in Africa in terms of natural and mineral wealth; yet no country in Central Africa is among the 10 most prosperous economies in Africa.
Central Africa uses the CFA franc, a so-called stable currency; and yet all the economies of these countries are the least efficient in Africa.
Central Africa works closely with French and international financial institutions, and yet its economies are floundering.
Central Africa is the least democratic region in Africa.
Let us not delude ourselves; Central Africa is seriously broken! The negative influence of Françafrique on this region has a lot to do with this. The reality on the ground is clear: the countries under French control are the least efficient in Africa at all levels. Therefore, to remain in the patterns inherited from the colonial era will only lead us to misery and perpetual failure.
The States of Central Africa are merely micro-states, economically non-viable, whose raison d'être is t…

THE STRANGE ORGANIZATION OF THE GABON OIL COMPANY. L’ÉTRANGE ORGANIGRAMME DE LA GABON OIL COMPANY

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Gabon Oil Company (GOC) started its operation in 2011 and employs more than 100 people, most of them executives. This company still produces nothing but pays the highest wages in Gabon, all the other oil companies included.
There are strange things to be noticed when one looks at the organizational chart of this company. For example, the General Secretary of the Young People's Union of the PDG (the ruling party), V. A. Pea, is strangely employed by GOC as Legal Advisor in charge of relations with the institutions. This does not seem to us to be a necessary position for this company which is still tring to find its way; but nevertheless we were informed that he receive allegedly receive emoluments going beyond 10 million CFA francs monthly.
The rest of the organization chart is composed largely of people who have been brought into this company by their family connections. Two of the children of the previous Prime Minister, Daniel Ona-Ondo are executives there; the son …