Archive for the ‘Gabon’ Category

Power Ship Company that Cut Electricity in African Cities Eyes Expansion

Via Semafor, an article on Karpowership’s plans to grow its African footprint: A Turkish company whose floating power ships switched off the electricity supply to two of Africa’s poorest cities in recent months says it is in talks with six more countries to expand across the continent. But critics argue it only provides a short […]

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Billionaire-Owned Africa Oil Driller Perenco Takes Coup in Its Stride

Via Bloomberg, a report on African oil drilling company, Perenco: Perenco, an oil driller owned by the billionaire Perrodo family, has seen no disruption to its operations from coups across Africa and expects business to continue as usual. The military takeover of the former French colony of Gabon in August sent the shares of several […]

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When the (Pop) Music Stopped in Gabon

Via Semafor, a look at how Gabonese wealth was splashed around over the decades was through a familial love of music, particularly spending on bringing some of the world’s biggest stars for one-off performances in the capital, Libreville: There is a deep love for music that runs through the Bongo family but it is their […]

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Investing In Gabon’s Hospitality Sector

Gabon has been on a quest to diversify its economy away from its dependence on oil for some years now. Crude oil sales, along with manganese, account for 98% of the export revenues generated by the country every year. One of the areas it has focused on is ecotourism, taking advantage of its natural resources, since […]

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Gabon: Banking On Untapped Mines For Its Post-Oil Energy Era

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at how Gabon is banking on its untapped mines for the post-oil energy era: As Gabon seeks to transition away from an oil-dependent economy, mining – mainly for manganese, iron and gold – has emerged as a key pillar in its strategic roadmap. Despite a resurgence in oil […]

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GSEZ: Cornerstone of Emerging Gabon

The Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ) – started in 2010 as a joint venture between Olam International Ltd., the Republic of Gabon, and Africa Finance Corporation with a mandate to develop infrastructure, enhance industrial competitiveness and build a business-friendly ecosystem in Gabon – is rapidly emerging as West Central Africa’s manufacturing hub: GSEZ has enabled the […]

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