**NEW AFRICAN TV STATION IN THE US!!!!***
- Hi all,
this is to inform you that we now have a new African TV station in
the US broadcasting in both French & English available on dish
ERIC NOUE, Marketing Manager
3A TELESUD, the "Afrotainment" Television is The First and Only Afro-
European and Pan-African Television.
Our channel is the only Afro-European and Pan African Television
targeting at the African Diaspora in the USA and Canada.
Our programming is articulated around dynamic modules:
Sport (African sporting events)
Music videos (Coupe' Decalle', Makossa, Zouk,Ndombollo, Assiko,
Talk-Shows and Interviews
Magazines and documentaries
3A TELESUD TV HAS ALSO NEGOTIATED THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS IN THE US TO
BROADCAST ALL 36 LIVE GAMES FOR THE UPCOMING AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH ALL THE GAMES FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN
FOR ANY INFORMATION, TO SUBSCRIBE OR ADVERTISING QUESTIONS PLEASE
ERIC NOUE, Marketing Manager
"The Man that says I can and the One that says I Can't are both
being defeated is just a temporary condition, giving up is what
makes it permanent !!!"
- Good news. Africa athletes today and African entertainers should be
the next wave.
GABON: Opposition cries foul over presidential poll plans
06 Oct 2005 17:46:20 GMT
LIBREVILLE, 6 October (IRIN) - Presidential elections have been fixed
for 27 November in oil-rich Gabon, with security forces voting two
days early in a move the opposition says is a ruse for rigging.
The president of the National Electoral Commission, Gilbert
Ngoulakia, announced the double election dates of 25 and 27 November
on state television and radio on Thursday. He explained that security
forces would vote early in the interest of national security.
"The vote will be held two days after that of public agents who work
to maintain law and order as strong agitation and tension are on the
horizon," said Ngoulakia, reading a communique.
However leading opposition figure, Zacharie Myboto, denounced the
move as a pre-emptive manoeuvre to ease ballot rigging.
"Here we have additional proof of laws being fiddled to keep the
ruling regime in power," said Myboto, a onetime ally of President
Omar Bongo who decamped to the opposition earlier this year.
"I strongly denounce this autocratic practice which has become common
currency in Gabon over the last few years and is completely against
the will of the Gabonese people who want to live in democracy, with
free, transparent, just and credible elections," he said.
Although he is Africa's longest serving head of state, Bongo, who
turns 70 in December, is hoping to secure another seven-year term at
the helm. The president was to have stepped down this year, but in
2003 the constitution was amended by a parliament packed with allies
to enable him to seek re-election indefinitely.
At a special meeting of parliament at the end of June, stacked to the
advantage of Bongo's ruling Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG),
amendments were made to the electoral code that met an uproar from
Under the changes, military personnel will have to vote at their
barracks. According to the opposition this will increase the chances
of soldiers voting as they are told rather than as they choose.
As there is no separate voter list for the military and military
personnel are not identified on the electoral register, this could
enable some of Gabon's 250,000 soldiers to vote at barracks on 25
November and again in their home districts two days later, said
He also warned that the two-day period between one vote and the next
would be an ideal opportunity for widespread stuffing of ballot boxes.
The deadline for candidates to announce whether they will be running
is less than a week away.
To date, only Bongo has confirmed his candidacy, though as the most
prominent opposition figure, Myboto is widely expected to announce
his plans to run in the coming days.
Once the deadline for candidates passes, campaigning will begin 30
hours later at midnight 13 October, according to Ngoulakia.
Bongo comes from the minority Bateke tribe near the Congolese border,
but rose to Finance Minister in Gabon's first post-independence
When Gabon's first president, Leon M'Ba fell suddenly ill, Bongo was
appointed Vice President and successor by M'Ba from his Paris
deathbed in 1967.
Though multiparty politics was reluctantly adopted under
international pressure in the early 1990s, Bongo has repeatedly said
he favours authoritarianism in Africa, as he says it is better suited
to dealing with ethnic loyalties.
According to the weekly newsletter, Africa Confidential, Bongo's 45-
year-old son, Defence Minister Ali Bongo, is a strong contender to
The Minister of Interior meanwhile has deplored rising voter apathy
in Gabon where many residents of the capital Libreville have already
written off the forthcoming polls as a done deal.