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Gabon gets first woman prime minister

The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, on Thursday appointed the country’s first woman prime minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda. The 56-year-old has been promoted from the defence ministry and takes over from Julien Nkoghe Bekale, who was appointed premier in January 2019. In a statement, the president’s office said her mission will include “ensuring
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Gabon reports sub-Saharan Africa’s second coronavirus death

The central African state of Gabon on Friday announced its first death from coronavirus — a 50-year-old man, who was also the second fatality in sub-Saharan Africa. The patient had recently been in France and died “from complications arising from diabetes and acute respiratory distress syndrome”, said Guy Patrick Obiang Ndong of Gabon’s coronavirus team.
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