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Gabon: Country without a boss

 

After the death of Omar Bongo Ondimba and with oil revenues beginning to slow, ?Gabon is at an unfamiliar and potentially destabilising crossroads

 

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Gabon: Keep the petrol flowing to French tanks

Gabon’s former President Omar Bongo Ondimba is remembered for a particular turn of phrase: “Africa without France is like a car without a driver. France without Africa is a car without gasoline.”

 

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Profile: Gabon's presidential contenders

Ali Ben Bongo, Minister of Defence - Pascaline Bongo, former head of the presidential cabinet - Pierre Mamboundou, Leader of the Union du Peuple Gabonais

 

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Nigeria: Ten years of transition

Nigeria may have managed to break the habit of military rule for a full ten years, but there is discontent with missed opportunities

 

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Botswana: Borrowing big to steady the ship

It was a first for the African Development Bank (AfDB) and a first for Botswana, which had not borrowed on international markets for 17 years. 

 

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Botswana: Rough diamonds and harsh cutbacks

Botswana: Rough diamonds and harsh cutbacks - 5.0 out of 5based on 1 review

Faced with a slump in rough diamond sales in 2008, Botswana’s national diamond producer, Debswana, opted for production cuts. The hope now is that the market will recover within the next 18 months.

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South Africa: White Business Still Intact

The long-established leading titans of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange are still doing just fine.

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