Gabon: Latest News

  • Gabon’s Economic Incentives Attract Investors, Multinationals

    By Makula Dunbar, 6:04 pm

    According to How We Made it in Africa, multinational companies including French retailer Carrefour and Singapore-based agribusiness Olam, have stepped into Gabon’s business arena. Now the country, through special incentives, is encouraging more investors to set up shop, create jobs and help stimulate the economy.

  • Top 10 Most Generous Philanthropists of 2012

    By Keren Mikva, 11:00 am

    The most important thing we can learn from these world-class philanthropists is that the more you donate, the more likely it is that you can name things after yourself.

  • Top African Countries For Investment

    By Keren Mikva, 11:11 am

    As the economy begins to bounce back, investors are on the lookout for exciting opportunities around the globe – and may be heading to some new territory. With a reputation for political instability, many countries in Africa have not seen the type of investment one might expect for the second-fastest growing economy in the world, […]

  • World Bank Report: Shared Prosperity Africa’s Agricultural Goal

    By Makula Dunbar, 4:08 pm

    Sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly half of the worlds usable, uncultivated land but so far the continent has not been able to develop these unused tracts, estimated at more than 202 million hectares, to dramatically reduce poverty and boost growth, jobs, and shared prosperity.

  • World’s Energy Future Could Lie In Africa, If You’re Patient

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:04 pm

    Africa could be a major player in the world’s energy future but investors need patience and the knowledge to tap the right niches, panelists said at a Wharton Africa Business Forum, according to a report in knowledge@whartontoday. Each day, panelists said, there are stories of energy finds in places like Mozambique, Kenya or Tanzania, all of […]

  • Seven Gabonese Airlines Land on EU Airspace Blacklist

    By Makula Dunbar, 10:54 am

    Seven Gabonese airlines are on the black list of 21 airlines banned from European air space because “they do not meet the appropriate security conditions”, sources close to the Gabonese Transport Ministry told PANA on Wednesday.

  • 3M Restructuring Africa Operations, Looking To Mining, Oil And Gas

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:59 pm

    U.S.-based 3M, maker of myriad consumer products, sees mining, oil and gas as potential industries for future growth in Africa, along with energy and healthcare, according to a report in NewBusinessEthiopia. Already established in Africa for 40-plus years, the company hopes to improve coverage on the continent and accelerate future growth by restructuring its business on the continent […]

  • Developing A Sustainable ‘Blue Economy’ For Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 12:06 pm

    Proponents of a sustainable and integrated maritime domain in the waters around Africa say it will be easier to achieve than a United States of Africa, according a report in IndependentOnline. Such a domain would include an exclusive economic zone, key to developing a sustainable “blue economy” for the continent, the report said. Today, each […]

  • Open Data Platform Increases Investor Access To Africa Info

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:53 pm

    African Development Bank’s single-platform collection, analysis and sharing of information on Africa now gives global business leaders and investors access to data on all 54 countries in the continent, according to a report at VenturesAfrica. Users will be able to extract data, create and share customized reports, and visualize data across themes, sectors and countries through tables, charts, and […]

  • New Report: Africa Is World’s Fastest-Growing Economy

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:16 pm

    A third of African countries have economies growing by more than 6 percent and almost half of them – 26 out of 54 – are now considered middle income countries, according to a new report by African Development Bank. This growth was driven by the private sector. Looking ahead, growth will rely on regional economic co-operation […]

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