Gabon

Country Gabon
Capital Libreville
Continent Africa
Currency Central African CFA franc(XAF)
Languages French, Fang, Punu, Myene, Nzebi, French & Mpongwe

Libreville

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Until recently, only two autocratic presidents had ruled Gabon since its independence from France in 1960. The recent president of Gabon, El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba - one of the longest-serving heads of state in the world - had dominated the country's political scene for four decades. President BONGO introduced a nominal multiparty system and a new constitution in the early 1990s. However, allegations of electoral fraud during local elections in 2002-03 and the presidential elections in 2005 exposed the weaknesses of formal political structures in Gabon. President BONGO died in June 2009. New elections in August 2009 brought Ali Ben BONGO, son of the former president, to power. Despite political conditions, a small population, abundant natural resources, and considerable foreign support have helped make Gabon one of the more prosperous and stable African countries. In January 2010, Gabon assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2010-11 term.

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CORRECTING and REPLACING: Total Gabon: Shareholders' Meeting on Monday September 21, 2020 - Business WireCORRECTING and REPLACING: Total Gabon: Shareholders' Meeting on Monday September 21, 2020  Business Wire

Total Gabon: Shareholders' Meeting on Monday September 21, 2020 - Business WireTotal Gabon: Shareholders' Meeting on Monday September 21, 2020  Business Wire

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Phenomenal Report on Gabon Construction and Infrastructure Market Report Forecast 2026 - The Daily ChroniclePhenomenal Report on Gabon Construction and Infrastructure Market Report Forecast 2026  The Daily Chronicle

The Power Behind The Mask: Up Close With The Dancers Of Gabon - Forbes AfricaThe Power Behind The Mask: Up Close With The Dancers Of Gabon  Forbes Africa

Neveu: Aubameyang treats all the Gabon players as friends - FIFA.comNeveu: Aubameyang treats all the Gabon players as friends  FIFA.com

AGEOS is Driving the Development of Gabon's National Space Policy and It's First Satellite - Space in AfricaAGEOS is Driving the Development of Gabon's National Space Policy and It's First Satellite  Space in Africa

Total Gabon: First Half 2020 Financial Statements - Business WireTotal Gabon: First Half 2020 Financial Statements  Business Wire

Cemengal Plug&Grind unit starts production at CIMAF cement plant in Gabon - Global CementCemengal Plug&Grind unit starts production at CIMAF cement plant in Gabon  Global Cement

Neveu talks up influence of Arsenal star Aubameyang in Gabon national team - Goal.comNeveu talks up influence of Arsenal star Aubameyang in Gabon national team  Goal.com

UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report No. 8: 22 July to 26 August 2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebUNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report No. 8: 22 July to 26 August 2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

GABON: The Seeg allocates €15.8 million to water and electricity projects in Libreville - AFRIK 21GABON: The Seeg allocates €15.8 million to water and electricity projects in Libreville  AFRIK 21

Sugar Kiper relives going 'bats--- crazy' after 'Survivor: Gabon' - Entertainment WeeklySugar Kiper relives going 'bats--- crazy' after 'Survivor: Gabon'  Entertainment Weekly

Panoro Energy updates offshore Tunisia, Gabon drilling progress - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazinePanoro Energy updates offshore Tunisia, Gabon drilling progress  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

GABON: SEEG restores eight boreholes at Angondjé in Libreville - AFRIK 21GABON: SEEG restores eight boreholes at Angondjé in Libreville  AFRIK 21

Samuel L. Jackson - Finding His Ancestral Tribe in Gabon | The Daily Social Distancing Show - Wisconsin GazetteSamuel L. Jackson - Finding His Ancestral Tribe in Gabon | The Daily Social Distancing Show  Wisconsin Gazette

"I Spent Almost 6 Months In Gabon" – Reekado Banks Reveals Why He Has Been Away (VIDEO) - GH Gossip"I Spent Almost 6 Months In Gabon" – Reekado Banks Reveals Why He Has Been Away (VIDEO)  GH Gossip

Who are the top African women's basketball players of the decade? - FIBAWho are the top African women's basketball players of the decade?  FIBA

Gabon : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon - International Monetary FundGabon : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon  International Monetary Fund

Gabon marks 60th independence anniversary - Anadolu AgencyGabon marks 60th independence anniversary  Anadolu Agency

Gabon: Priority measures - International Financial Law ReviewGabon: Priority measures  International Financial Law Review

Gabon appoints first woman prime minister Ossouka Raponda - Al Jazeera EnglishGabon appoints first woman prime minister Ossouka Raponda  Al Jazeera English

Gabon : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment - International Monetary FundGabon : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment  International Monetary Fund

Gabon appoints its first woman prime minister - FRANCE 24 EnglishGabon appoints its first woman prime minister  FRANCE 24 English

Bechtel completes 10-year partnership supporting Gabon's roadmap to prosperity - PRNewswireBechtel completes 10-year partnership supporting Gabon's roadmap to prosperity  PRNewswire

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$147 Million Disbursement under the Rapid Financing Instrument to Gabon to address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves a US$147 Million Disbursement under the Rapid Financing Instrument to Gabon to address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Executive Board Approves a US$152.61 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Financing Instrument to Gabon to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundExecutive Board Approves a US$152.61 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Financing Instrument to Gabon to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Gabon: African Development Bank approves 100.5 million Euros budget support for COVID-19 - Gabon - ReliefWebGabon: African Development Bank approves 100.5 million Euros budget support for COVID-19 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

UNAIDS welcomes decision by Gabon to decriminalize same-sex sexual relations - UNAIDSUNAIDS welcomes decision by Gabon to decriminalize same-sex sexual relations  UNAIDS

Gabon's large trees store huge amounts of carbon. What must be done to protect them - The Conversation CAGabon's large trees store huge amounts of carbon. What must be done to protect them  The Conversation CA

Gabon's presidential spokesperson contracts coronavirus - Anadolu AgencyGabon's presidential spokesperson contracts coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

Gabon votes to reverse ban on homosexuality - Reuters IndiaGabon votes to reverse ban on homosexuality  Reuters India

Total Gabon Organizes in the Face of the Health and Oil Crisis - Business WireTotal Gabon Organizes in the Face of the Health and Oil Crisis  Business Wire

Gabon divided over adoption of law decriminalising homosexuality - The Africa ReportGabon divided over adoption of law decriminalising homosexuality  The Africa Report

GABON: To develop full-fledged tertiary processing industry - AFRIK 21GABON: To develop full-fledged tertiary processing industry  AFRIK 21

GABON: “Green Thursday”, a new environmental concept launched by RGEDD - AFRIK 21GABON: “Green Thursday”, a new environmental concept launched by RGEDD  AFRIK 21

Covid-19: Gabon bans eating of pangolin and bats amid coronavirus pandemic - Hindustan TimesCovid-19: Gabon bans eating of pangolin and bats amid coronavirus pandemic  Hindustan Times

Central bank holds key to Gabon's oil future - Petroleum EconomistCentral bank holds key to Gabon's oil future  Petroleum Economist

Total Gabon: Annual Shareholders' Meeting on Friday May 29, 2020 - Business WireTotal Gabon: Annual Shareholders' Meeting on Friday May 29, 2020  Business Wire

GABON: Government is for 30% preservation of global biodiversity by 2030 - AFRIK 21GABON: Government is for 30% preservation of global biodiversity by 2030  AFRIK 21

Gabon Dam Development Threatens Fish Habitat - Hakai MagazineGabon Dam Development Threatens Fish Habitat  Hakai Magazine

Gabon highway work starting - World HighwaysGabon highway work starting  World Highways

Gabon expands 3D seismic access for offshore licensing round - WorldOilGabon expands 3D seismic access for offshore licensing round  WorldOil

GABON: Municipalities to handle their household waste, henceforth - AFRIK 21GABON: Municipalities to handle their household waste, henceforth  AFRIK 21

Gabon’s Finance Chief Asks Creditors for Relief After Oil Rout - BloombergGabon’s Finance Chief Asks Creditors for Relief After Oil Rout  Bloomberg

Anti-gay law in Gabon passes first step to decriminalization - RFIAnti-gay law in Gabon passes first step to decriminalization  RFI

Gabon formally decriminalizes homosexuality - Washington BladeGabon formally decriminalizes homosexuality  Washington Blade

Gabon lawmakers vote to decriminalize homosexuality - National PostGabon lawmakers vote to decriminalize homosexuality  National Post

French oil group Total sells some Gabon assets to Perenco - Reuters IndiaFrench oil group Total sells some Gabon assets to Perenco  Reuters India

The New Normal - A world confined: FRANCE 24 reports from Germany to Gabon - FRANCE 24The New Normal - A world confined: FRANCE 24 reports from Germany to Gabon  FRANCE 24

Gabon | Travel guide, tips and inspiration | Wanderlust - WanderlustGabon | Travel guide, tips and inspiration | Wanderlust  Wanderlust

Eight detained in Gabon in anti-corruption crackdown - FRANCE 24 EnglishEight detained in Gabon in anti-corruption crackdown  FRANCE 24 English

Coronavirus: Gabon confirms first COVID-19 death case - Anadolu AgencyCoronavirus: Gabon confirms first COVID-19 death case  Anadolu Agency

Pirates kill one, kidnap four in Gabon capital attack - Al Jazeera EnglishPirates kill one, kidnap four in Gabon capital attack  Al Jazeera English

Gabon blocks European travellers after EU 'safe list' snub - Reuters IndiaGabon blocks European travellers after EU 'safe list' snub  Reuters India

Palm oil giant Olam under scrutiny again over Gabon plantations - Mongabay.comPalm oil giant Olam under scrutiny again over Gabon plantations  Mongabay.com

Seydou Kane: the most Gabonese of Mali’s businessmen - The Africa ReportSeydou Kane: the most Gabonese of Mali’s businessmen  The Africa Report

Eco-tourism isn't enough to develop a country: Q&A with Gabon's environment minister, Lee White - Mongabay.comEco-tourism isn't enough to develop a country: Q&A with Gabon's environment minister, Lee White  Mongabay.com

GIEWS Country Brief: Gabon 29-May-2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Gabon 29-May-2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

Gabon Names First Woman as Prime Minister in Cabinet Reshuffle - BloombergGabon Names First Woman as Prime Minister in Cabinet Reshuffle  Bloomberg

Gabon Declares State of Emergency Over Covid-19, Revises Outlook - BloombergGabon Declares State of Emergency Over Covid-19, Revises Outlook  Bloomberg

Sixty Years After Independence Gabon Still A 'Home' For French - New VisionSixty Years After Independence Gabon Still A 'Home' For French  New Vision

Proposed hydropower dams pose threat to Gabon's fishes - UC Santa CruzProposed hydropower dams pose threat to Gabon's fishes  UC Santa Cruz

Morocco’s Cimaf prepares for clash with Dangote Cement in Gabon - The Africa ReportMorocco’s Cimaf prepares for clash with Dangote Cement in Gabon  The Africa Report

Total Gabon: 2019 Financial Results - Business WireTotal Gabon: 2019 Financial Results  Business Wire

Anand Rathi: Greenply Industries’ Gradual Recovery In India; Gabon Better Placed - BloombergQuintAnand Rathi: Greenply Industries’ Gradual Recovery In India; Gabon Better Placed  BloombergQuint

Gabon Bans European Travelers After Exclusion From Safe List - BloombergQuintGabon Bans European Travelers After Exclusion From Safe List  BloombergQuint

Gabon toll road proposed - World HighwaysGabon toll road proposed  World Highways

14 months after stroke, Gabon's Bongo opens regional summit - Al Jazeera English14 months after stroke, Gabon's Bongo opens regional summit  Al Jazeera English

Total Gabon Sells Assets for up to $350MM - Rigzone NewsTotal Gabon Sells Assets for up to $350MM  Rigzone News

1 killed, 4 Chinese abducted as pirates attack ship in Gabon - The Associated Press1 killed, 4 Chinese abducted as pirates attack ship in Gabon  The Associated Press

UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report No. 4: 17 - 28 May 2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebUNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report No. 4: 17 - 28 May 2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

Ghana, Gabon confirm first cases of coronavirus - ReutersGhana, Gabon confirm first cases of coronavirus  Reuters

Wildlife-loving Gabon minister seeks to stamp out illegal logging - ReutersWildlife-loving Gabon minister seeks to stamp out illegal logging  Reuters

GABON: Government launches water project to supply 400,000 households - AFRIK 21GABON: Government launches water project to supply 400,000 households  AFRIK 21

Gabon: Oil And Instability - Global FinanceGabon: Oil And Instability  Global Finance

UAE leaders congratulate Gabonese President on Independence Day - WAM ENUAE leaders congratulate Gabonese President on Independence Day  WAM EN

Rare Gabon burial cave reveals clues to African history - Telangana TodayRare Gabon burial cave reveals clues to African history  Telangana Today

Inside Raponda Walker Arboretum: Gabon's 'threatened' rainforest - Africanews EnglishInside Raponda Walker Arboretum: Gabon's 'threatened' rainforest  Africanews English

Aubameyang should join 'more ambitious club', says Gabon FA president - The GuardianAubameyang should join 'more ambitious club', says Gabon FA president  The Guardian

COVID-19: Gabon begins lockdown - Africanews EnglishCOVID-19: Gabon begins lockdown  Africanews English

China on alert as four fishermen kidnapped from Gabon-based fleet - SeafoodSourceChina on alert as four fishermen kidnapped from Gabon-based fleet  SeafoodSource

Gabon Set to Test Demand for African High-Yield Dollar Debt - BloombergQuintGabon Set to Test Demand for African High-Yield Dollar Debt  BloombergQuint

GABON: Towards door-to-door technology for collecting brewery waste - AFRIK 21GABON: Towards door-to-door technology for collecting brewery waste  AFRIK 21

Yellow fever – Gabon: Disease Outbreak News, 17 June 2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebYellow fever – Gabon: Disease Outbreak News, 17 June 2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

How misinformation helped spark an attempted coup in Gabon - The Washington PostHow misinformation helped spark an attempted coup in Gabon  The Washington Post

Gabonese cement production rises by 10.6% to 0.54Mt in 2019 - Global CementGabonese cement production rises by 10.6% to 0.54Mt in 2019  Global Cement

Apollo moves ahead with Gabon earn-in - Creamer Media's Mining WeeklyApollo moves ahead with Gabon earn-in  Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report No. 7: 24 June - 22 July 2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebUNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report No. 7: 24 June - 22 July 2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

Gabon starts virus confinement in capital - FRANCE 24Gabon starts virus confinement in capital  FRANCE 24

UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report No. 3: 1 - 16 May 2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebUNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report No. 3: 1 - 16 May 2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

One Dead, Four Kidnapped in Pirate Attacks off Gabon - The Maritime ExecutiveOne Dead, Four Kidnapped in Pirate Attacks off Gabon  The Maritime Executive

GABON: Government bans sale and consumption of pangolin meat - AFRIK 21GABON: Government bans sale and consumption of pangolin meat  AFRIK 21

Gabon’s International Aubameyang signs new Arsenal contract - GhettoRadio 89.5 FMGabon’s International Aubameyang signs new Arsenal contract  GhettoRadio 89.5 FM

Relief as Gabon relaxes COVID-19 lockdown on capital, suburbs - Africanews EnglishRelief as Gabon relaxes COVID-19 lockdown on capital, suburbs  Africanews English

Gabon Records Oil Production Increase - Africa Oil & PowerGabon Records Oil Production Increase  Africa Oil & Power

Gabon's tricky balancing act with a growing timber industry and the environment - CNNGabon's tricky balancing act with a growing timber industry and the environment  CNN

Pangolin sales plunge in Gabon over coronavirus fears - FRANCE 24Pangolin sales plunge in Gabon over coronavirus fears  FRANCE 24