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News24.com | Gabon president launches 'dialogue' after election unrest.

Gabonese President Ali Bongo has launched a forum of political and social groups on resolving a crisis sparked by his re-election last year, but the talks are boycotted by his rival Jean Ping.

- News24.com - ZA

Fading Oil Industry Brings Economic Uncertainty In Gabon.

President Ali Bongo is facing strong opposition, including a spate of strikes by oil workers demanding better pay and new contracts.

- Rigzone.com - US

Fading Oil Industry Brings Economic Uncertainty In Gabon.

With revenues declining and the population feeling the squeeze, President Ali Bongo is facing strong opposition, including a spate of strikes by oil workers demanding better pay and new contracts.

- Rigzone.com - US

Police use of force against peaceful protests makes reintroduction of EU sanctions against Belarus more likely.

EVENT On 25 March 2017 in Minsk, up to 3,000 citizens joined the unofficial Freedom Day protest rally in two separate locations. Smaller rallies, involving up to 500 protesters, were held in regional cities. The protesters used the commemoration to protest against the 'social vagabond' tax on

- Jane’s - US

Assala Energy to buy Shell’s Gabon onshore interests for $587 million.

Assala Energy Holdings Ltd., a portfolio company of global alternative asset manager Carlyle Group, has agreed to acquire all of Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s onshore oil and gas operations and related infrastructure in Gabon for $587 million.

- OGJ - US

News24.com | Shell sells Gabon onshore energy assets.

Royal Dutch Shell says that it sold its onshore oil and gas interests in the central African nation of Gabon for $587m to private equity firm Carlyle Group,.

- News24.com - ZA

Shell sells Gabon assets to Carlyle-backed group.

$1bn deal is latest sign of private equity investors buying mature oil and gasfields

- Financial Times - US

Shell to Sell Gabon Onshore Assets for $587MM, 430 Staff to be Transferred.

Royal Dutch Shell plc reaches an agreement with Assala Energy Holdings Ltd. to sell 100% of its Gabon onshore interests for $587 million.

- Rigzone.com - US

Shell dumps assets onshore Gabon.

As part of an effort to streamline its portfolio after acquiring BG Group, Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it was leaving parts of Africa behind after 55 years.

- UPI - US

Wanted vagabond caught for Thai-Belgian bridge fire.

A homeless windscreen washer suspected of causing the fire that damaged the Thai-Belgian Bridge late last month has been arrested, and admitted dropping a cigarette butt on a bunch of dried leaves beneath the bridge after returning from the toilet, according to police.

- BangkokPost - TH

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