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Gabon’s New Government is Best Placed to Support Energy Industry Recovery

Gabon’s New Government is Best Placed to Support Energy Industry Recovery

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 21, 2020/ -- The new Gabonese government announced last week by President Ali Bongo Ondimba demonstrates Gabon’s intention to work on a post-Covid19 recovery based on sustainability, transparency and a sound and stable business environment. The African Energy Chamber salutes the nomination of Gabon’s first women Prime Minister, H.E. Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda. Gabon has always set the tone in Africa when it comes to sustainability and inclusive growth, and the appointment of a capable woman technocrat with a strong financial and economic background is another step in the right direction. In addition, H.E. Vincent de Paul Massassa has been reappointed Minister of Petroleum, Gas and Mines and will continue leading the industry through its historic...
Coronavirus – Gabon: UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report

Coronavirus – Gabon: UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report

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NEW YORK, United States of America, June 29, 2020/ -- Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs Up to 5087 COVID-19 cases were reported in Gabon as of June 24, showing a surge of new infections in all the Country’s provinces. Even though a slight decrease from 18% to 16% in the infection rate was documented during the reporting period, an uptick of active clusters nationwide infers that the pandemic is taking hold with no strong evidence of it substantially and rapidly abating. Over 30,000 tests were undertaken with an insufficient and uneven capacity as the bulk of the testing infrastructure is based in only three provinces. The death toll rose to 40 with a fatality rate as low as 1% whilst the recovery rate kept improving with 42%. For the disaggregated data men account for 59%, wome...
Gabon: African Development Bank approves 100.5 million euros budget support for COVID-19

Gabon: African Development Bank approves 100.5 million euros budget support for COVID-19

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 27, 2020/ -- The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) has approved a 100.5 million euros loan to the government of Gabon as budget support to mitigate against the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. The loan will support the central African nation’s Budget Support Programme in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis or PABURC, which aims to strengthen the health system and mitigate the socio-economic impact of the pandemic on households and businesses. “The response is focusing on containing the spread of the virus, increasing public resources allocated to the health sector, and boosting the resilience of the most vulnerable communities, as well as to maintain livelihoods and shore up domestic business and industry in order to m...
African Energy Chamber Calls on Investors to Benefit from Extension of the 12th Gabon Licensing Round

African Energy Chamber Calls on Investors to Benefit from Extension of the 12th Gabon Licensing Round

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 12, 2020/ -- Gabon’s Directorate General of Hydrocarbons and PGS have just expanded the Gabon MegaSurvey coverage, significantly increasing access to 3D seismic over the 35 blocks on offer under the ongoing 12th Offshore Licensing Round. In a very competitive market environment, Gabon is showing once again its willingness to remain attractive and engage with regional and global investors to attract capital and technology in its acreages. Gabon’s ongoing Licensing Round was launched in November 2018 and has already been met with significant success, resulting in the signing of a record number of PSCs in sub-Saharan Africa last year. In response to ongoing market conditions and the pandemic of Covid-19, the Ministry of Petroleum, Gas, Hydrocarbons and Min...
Coronavirus – Gabon: UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report

Coronavirus – Gabon: UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report

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NEW YORK, United States of America, May 30, 2020/ -- Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs As of May 28, and within the reporting period, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 2,380 with the most significant increase and expansion thus far. Over the past two weeks the pandemic has spread to three other Provinces bringing the number of affected regions to eight out of nine and confirming the active and rapid community transmission patterns. The trend of patient recovery is still consolidating with a total of 631 cases discharged (an increase of 287 cases) over the reporting period the death toll stands at 14 recorded fatalities. The Estuaire and the Haut-Oggoue Provinces remain the two major outbreak hotspots with respectively 80% and 14% of the overall rep...