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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Introduction

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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Gabon - Wikipedia
Gabon - CIA World Fact Book
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2 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Gabon - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua2 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Gabon - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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

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

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

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

Pangolins Are Good Business In Gabon & COVID-19 Might Not Matter - WeeTracker MediaPangolins Are Good Business In Gabon & COVID-19 Might Not Matter  WeeTracker Media

Offshore Gabon partners call off further exploration - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineOffshore Gabon partners call off further exploration  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

How this Gabon-born entrepreneur gave up his tennis dream to become Africa's Mark Zuckerberg - CNBCAfrica.comHow this Gabon-born entrepreneur gave up his tennis dream to become Africa's Mark Zuckerberg  CNBCAfrica.com

VAALCO nears end of current offshore Gabon well campaign - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineVAALCO nears end of current offshore Gabon well campaign  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

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

Gabon bans tourists from seeing gorillas over coronavirus fears - Daily MonitorGabon bans tourists from seeing gorillas over coronavirus fears  Daily Monitor

South East Etame 4H well begins production offshore Gabon for VAALCO - Offshore TechnologySouth East Etame 4H well begins production offshore Gabon for VAALCO  Offshore Technology

Coronavirus: Gabon shuts schools, stops issuing tourist visas to citizens of hardest hit countries. - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus: Gabon shuts schools, stops issuing tourist visas to citizens of hardest hit countries.  Africanews English

Seven Kidnapped from Containership Off Gabon - Report - gcaptain.comSeven Kidnapped from Containership Off Gabon - Report  gcaptain.com

Rare Gabon burial cave reveals clues to African history - Phys.orgRare Gabon burial cave reveals clues to African history  Phys.org

Second Tortue Phase 2 well goes onstream offshore Gabon - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineSecond Tortue Phase 2 well goes onstream offshore Gabon  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Medieval Burial Cave Discovered in Gabon - ArchaeologyMedieval Burial Cave Discovered in Gabon  Archaeology

BW Energy in project cutbacks off Gabon amid Covid-19 crisis and oil price crunch - Upstream OnlineBW Energy in project cutbacks off Gabon amid Covid-19 crisis and oil price crunch  Upstream Online

China donates face masks to Gabon, Ghana, Congo - New Business EthiopiaChina donates face masks to Gabon, Ghana, Congo  New Business Ethiopia

BW Energy Sees First Oil Flow Offshore Gabon - Africa Oil & PowerBW Energy Sees First Oil Flow Offshore Gabon  Africa Oil & Power

African Free Trade Area - Gabon Is in the 'Mix!' - AllAfrica.comAfrican Free Trade Area - Gabon Is in the 'Mix!'  AllAfrica.com

First oil flows from Tortue Phase 2 offshore Gabon - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineFirst oil flows from Tortue Phase 2 offshore Gabon  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

New SAT-3 Cable Fault Affects Angola, Gabon - SubTel ForumNew SAT-3 Cable Fault Affects Angola, Gabon  SubTel Forum

Arsenalís Aubameyang in Gabon squad despite coronavirus concerns - Goal.comArsenalís Aubameyang in Gabon squad despite coronavirus concerns  Goal.com

Gabon ordered to pay former coach Garrido $500,000 - FutaaGabon ordered to pay former coach Garrido $500,000  Futaa

Coronavirus: Rolling coverage on the impact on Africa - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus: Rolling coverage on the impact on Africa  Africanews English

Eight detained in Gabon anti-corruption crackdown - Al Jazeera EnglishEight detained in Gabon anti-corruption crackdown  Al Jazeera English

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

Gabon's Enabling Environment is Set to Pay Off with Massive Investments in Energy - Africanews EnglishGabon's Enabling Environment is Set to Pay Off with Massive Investments in Energy  Africanews English

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

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

Gabon receives $150 million to preserve its rainforest - CNNGabon receives $150 million to preserve its rainforest  CNN

Gabon : 2019 Article IV Consultation, Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of the Remaining Purchases; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director - International Monetary FundGabon : 2019 Article IV Consultation, Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of the Remaining Purchases; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director  International Monetary Fund

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

Rapper Ludacris embraces African identity with new Gabon citizenship - CNNRapper Ludacris embraces African identity with new Gabon citizenship  CNN

Gabon: Fresh questions over Bongoís fitness to rule after UK medical trip - RFI EnglishGabon: Fresh questions over Bongoís fitness to rule after UK medical trip  RFI English

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

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

Rumours of abducted children lead to killing of 3 people in Gabon - RFI EnglishRumours of abducted children lead to killing of 3 people in Gabon  RFI English

Gabon returns for first benchmark since 2015 - GlobalCapitalGabon returns for first benchmark since 2015  GlobalCapital

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

Eurobond Demand Prompts Gabon to Weigh Another Sale in 2020 - BloombergEurobond Demand Prompts Gabon to Weigh Another Sale in 2020  Bloomberg

Gorillas, Forest Elephants Lure SFM Investment in Gabonís Forest - BloombergGorillas, Forest Elephants Lure SFM Investment in Gabonís Forest  Bloomberg

Focus on Africa: Gabon appoints British-born White minister of forests - RFI EnglishFocus on Africa: Gabon appoints British-born White minister of forests  RFI English

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

Gabon President Hospitalized in London as Health Deteriorates - BloombergGabon President Hospitalized in London as Health Deteriorates  Bloomberg

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

Gabon shuffles cabinet amid corruption purge - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceGabon shuffles cabinet amid corruption purge - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Gabonís Bongo Makes Surprise Appearance Amid Questions on Health - BloombergGabonís Bongo Makes Surprise Appearance Amid Questions on Health  Bloomberg

Gabon Extends Licensing Round Closing Date - Africa Oil & PowerGabon Extends Licensing Round Closing Date  Africa Oil & Power

Gabon celebrates 175 years of evangelisation - Vatican NewsGabon celebrates 175 years of evangelisation  Vatican News

FOCUS ON GABON: The Emerging Eden of Africa - Forbes AfricaFOCUS ON GABON: The Emerging Eden of Africa  Forbes Africa

Gabon's Ali Bongo makes first live public appearance after stroke - Al Jazeera AmericaGabon's Ali Bongo makes first live public appearance after stroke  Al Jazeera America

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

Gabon Set to Test Demand for African High-Yield Dollar Debt - BloombergGabon Set to Test Demand for African High-Yield Dollar Debt  Bloomberg

Perenco signs on for Gabonese exploration - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoicePerenco signs on for Gabonese exploration - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Gabon supports FIFAís plan to bring African football to the top level - FIFA.comGabon supports FIFAís plan to bring African football to the top level  FIFA.com

Three Ministers Fired, Arrested in Gabon Anti-Corruption Drive - OCCRPThree Ministers Fired, Arrested in Gabon Anti-Corruption Drive  OCCRP

CNOOC signs up to Gabon work - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceCNOOC signs up to Gabon work - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Gabonese incentives reform pays off - Petroleum EconomistGabonese incentives reform pays off  Petroleum Economist

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

GABON : 'Scorpion' becomes a French affair - Issue 818 dated 19/02/2020 - West Africa Newsletter - Africa IntelligenceGABON : 'Scorpion' becomes a French affair - Issue 818 dated 19/02/2020 - West Africa Newsletter  Africa Intelligence

Ailing President Leaves Gabon Wondering Whoís Running the Show - BloombergAiling President Leaves Gabon Wondering Whoís Running the Show  Bloomberg

Gabon: Pascaline Bongo Ondimba loses her status in power grab - The Africa ReportGabon: Pascaline Bongo Ondimba loses her status in power grab  The Africa Report

Gabon's $1bn bond for tender offer three times subscribed - GlobalCapitalGabon's $1bn bond for tender offer three times subscribed  GlobalCapital

Gabon deflags Iranian tanker :: Lloyd's - Lloyd's ListGabon deflags Iranian tanker :: Lloyd's  Lloyd's List

Gabon passes law criminalizing gays - Bay Area Reporter, America's highest circulation LGBT newspaperGabon passes law criminalizing gays  Bay Area Reporter, America's highest circulation LGBT newspaper

For big business, Gabon is turning to the trees - CNNFor big business, Gabon is turning to the trees  CNN

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

Gabon's ocean warriors defend the country's marine protected areas - CNNGabon's ocean warriors defend the country's marine protected areas  CNN

Gabon Nabs 8 in Anti-Graft Effort, Dubbed Operation Mamba - OCCRPGabon Nabs 8 in Anti-Graft Effort, Dubbed Operation Mamba  OCCRP

Ludacris is now a citizen of Gabon - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionLudacris is now a citizen of Gabon  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Why many foreign companies are on the verge of leaving Gabon - The EconomistWhy many foreign companies are on the verge of leaving Gabon  The Economist

'Future of Gabon' at Stake in Counterpoaching Fight - VOA News'Future of Gabon' at Stake in Counterpoaching Fight  VOA News

GIEWS Country Brief: Gabon 12-February-2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Gabon 12-February-2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

Gabon President Ali Bongo sacks vice president, forestry minister - Al Jazeera EnglishGabon President Ali Bongo sacks vice president, forestry minister  Al Jazeera English

Gabon's sole train a lifeline for its people and economy - FRANCE 24Gabon's sole train a lifeline for its people and economy  FRANCE 24

Gabon president's spokesman detained in anti-corruption crackdown - ReutersGabon president's spokesman detained in anti-corruption crackdown  Reuters

Debate rages over intensive oil palm farming in Gabon - Mongabay.comDebate rages over intensive oil palm farming in Gabon  Mongabay.com

Gabon's Bongo attacks mob justice after 'child kidnap' lynchings - News24Gabon's Bongo attacks mob justice after 'child kidnap' lynchings  News24

Gabon's Ali Bongo calls for new cabinet in comeback speech - Al Jazeera EnglishGabon's Ali Bongo calls for new cabinet in comeback speech  Al Jazeera English

Gabon criminalized homosexuality & two men have already been arrested - LGBTQ NationGabon criminalized homosexuality & two men have already been arrested  LGBTQ Nation

Wildlife-loving Gabon minister seeks to stamp out illegal logging - Thomson Reuters FoundationWildlife-loving Gabon minister seeks to stamp out illegal logging  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Vaalco output rises on continued Gabonese success - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceVaalco output rises on continued Gabonese success - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Gabon continues to plot the path to a brighter energy future - Africanews EnglishGabon continues to plot the path to a brighter energy future  Africanews English

Historic Payment to Gabon Seeks to Preserve ĎEarthís Lungsí - VOA NewsHistoric Payment to Gabon Seeks to Preserve ĎEarthís Lungsí  VOA News

The palm oil paradox: What Asia can learn from Gabon - Daily MaverickThe palm oil paradox: What Asia can learn from Gabon  Daily Maverick

Gabon Special Economic Zone Rebrands as ARISE With AFC Increasing Its Shareholding - Business WireGabon Special Economic Zone Rebrands as ARISE With AFC Increasing Its Shareholding  Business Wire

Russia Delivers First Weapons to Central Africa's Gabon - The Moscow TimesRussia Delivers First Weapons to Central Africa's Gabon  The Moscow Times

Gabon could earn up to $150 million for forest conservation - Mongabay.comGabon could earn up to $150 million for forest conservation  Mongabay.com

Gabon Signs Offshore Oil-Production Sharing Deal With Petronas - BloombergGabon Signs Offshore Oil-Production Sharing Deal With Petronas  Bloomberg

From Indonesia to Gabon, countries turn to nature to cut climate risks - ReutersFrom Indonesia to Gabon, countries turn to nature to cut climate risks  Reuters

Norway is paying $150 million to Gabon to protect its forests - Fast CompanyNorway is paying $150 million to Gabon to protect its forests  Fast Company

Gabonís poor shrug off efforts to save forests - Business DayGabonís poor shrug off efforts to save forests  Business Day

All About Gabon - Africa.comAll About Gabon  Africa.com

Sea Shepherd Commits to More Gabon Patrols - The Maritime ExecutiveSea Shepherd Commits to More Gabon Patrols  The Maritime Executive

Vaalco Strikes Oil in Gabon - Africa Oil & PowerVaalco Strikes Oil in Gabon  Africa Oil & Power

Second success for Vaalco in Gabon - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceSecond success for Vaalco in Gabon - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Gabon's Sacred Trees Are Becoming China's Upscale Furniture - Atlas ObscuraGabon's Sacred Trees Are Becoming China's Upscale Furniture  Atlas Obscura

Gabonís New Mining Code to Boost Revenue, Attract Investment - BloombergGabonís New Mining Code to Boost Revenue, Attract Investment  Bloomberg