Terrain along the road from Moanda
to M'Vengue El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba International Airport near Franceville, Gabon.
Comilog, one of Gabon's largest companies and employers, which specialised in the extraction of manganese, has recently opened a metallurgical complex at Moanda
, a small mining town located in the south-east of Gabon, which has already produced the first castings of silico-manganese.
Ce Tour gabonais communement appele Tropicale Amissa Bongo, a pris son envol lundi dernier de Bongoville, au sud-est du pays, a destination de Moanda
, terme de la premiere etape longue de 100 km.
The raiders set up blocking positions to the east of the airfield and then headed west with a small element to seize the port cities of Banana and Moanda
about 6 kilometers away, which they did on August 5.
The government also began rehabilitation of the government's Agondje Welcome Center and another center in Port Gentil, and it opened child protection centers in Franceville, Moanda
From December 2002 through August 2005, blood samples were collected from 245 horses in 13 riding stables located in Senegal (Dakar, n = 25), Cote d'Ivoire (Abidjan, n 95), Chad (N'Djamena, n = 30), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa, n = 20), Gabon (Libreville, Port Gentil, and Moanda
, n = 64), and Djibouti (Djibouti, n = 11) (Figure 1).
By the first week in August, Moanda
port, Boma, the Inga Dam, Matadi port, Uvira and Bukavi had fallen to the rebels.
The mining industry is, effectively, two mines in the province of Haut-Ogooue; the Oklo/Okelobondo uranium mine of Comuf in Mounana and, some 20 km to the south-east, Comilog's manganese operations at Moanda
. Both companies are efficient and have substantial reserves, but today they are having to restrict output in response to weak markets.