In the heyday of former President Omar Bongo, Gabon and its oil wealth were a central pillar of "La Francafrique", a shadowy network that enabled France's troops to defend African autocrats in exchange for juicy contracts for French companies.
The top United Nations official in Libya called on Tuesday for countries to support the fledgling national unity government of the North African country and do more to halt banned arms shipments there.
The Seychelles vice president will complete the five-year term of resigning President James Michel, a statement from the state house said on Wednesday, despite a shake-up of national politics after the opposition won parliamentary elections this month.
Tanzania's president has sacked two senior officials for opening a fake account to siphon money from an earthquake fund, his office has said.
Gabon President Ali Bongo was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday and called for unity following a razor-thin election victory whose integrity was questioned by international observers.
Kigali - The government and the UN's refugee agency yesterday launched a joint strategy meant to support economic development of refugees in host communities, at an event attended by different stakeholders, in Kigali.
Harare - President Mugabe has thrown back to Parliament the Special Economic Zones Bill after expressing reservations on a clause which seeks to suspend the Labour Act whose effect would have exposed workers to serious abuse by employers.
Maputo - The Mozambican government has promised to subsidise milling companies in order to avoid any increases in the price of bread before the end of January 2017, according to a statement from the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Maputo - China will help Mozambique establish an industrial park as an effort to increase job opportunities in the southern African country, according to Chinese Ambassador Su Jian.