UN elects five new members to serve on the Security Council 

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were elected by the 75th session of the General Assembly on Friday to serve as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for the 2022-2023 term. 

UN and Africa: focus on Gabon, CAR and Ocean Conference

Gabon to create vast network of protected marine areas in Africa

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Gabon to create vast network of protected marine areas in Africa

Gabon has announced a bold new initiative to conserve the “incredible natural treasures” of its coastal waters, Lee White, the Director of Gabon’s National Parks confirmed on Tuesday.

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Ban welcomes resolution of border dispute between Equatorial Guinea and Gabon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hosted today a signing ceremony on the margins of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (popularly known as COP-22) in Morocco’s capital Marrakech.

As Gabon high court upholds results in presidential poll, Ban says UN will support democratic process

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has taken note of the ruling of the Constitutional Court of Gabon on the appeals lodged against the preliminary results of the 27 August 2016 presidential poll, as well as its confirmation of Ali Bongo Ondimba as President-elect, according to a statement issued by a UN spokesperson today, which adds that the Organization will continue to support the democratic process in the West African country.

Court should work in line with “democratic aspirations” of Gabon

The “democratic aspirations” of the people Gabon should be respected in a legal challenge to a disputed presidential election.

The claim filed by the defeated candidate, Jean Ping, who lost the August poll by around 5,500 votes, has been made in the Constitutional Court.

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Gabon: UN envoy continues meeting with political leaders, calls for use of legal channels to settle electoral disputes

A United Nations envoy continued today his consultations with Gabon’s political parties and diplomatic community as part of efforts to ease tensions which have arisen since the announcement of results of the country’s presidential election held on 27 August.

UN and Africa: focus on oil prices, Burundi and South Sudan refugees in Uganda

Very significant shock” of lower oil prices in Africa

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UN Secretary-General 'deeply concerned' at reports of violence in wake of Gabon elections

Taking note of the official announcement of provisional results of Gabon's presidential election, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed deep concern about reports of arson and clashes between protesters and security forces in the country's capital, Libreville.

“Very significant shock” of lower oil prices in Africa

Eight oil-producing countries in Africa are facing a “very significant” economic shock following the collapse in oil prices over the past two years.

A barrel currently costs around US$50 on global markets, down from a high of US$125.

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