Gabon

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

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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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Gabon - Wikipedia
Gabon - CIA World Fact Book
Gabon - BBC
Gabon - Timeline - BBC

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China, Gabon pledge to deepen legislature cooperation - Xinhua

China, Gabon pledge to deepen legislature cooperation
Xinhua
LIBREVILLE, March 23 (Xinhua) -- China and Gabon have pledged to deepen exchanges and cooperation of their legislative bodies. The commitment was made as senior Chinese legislator Ji Bingxuan visited Gabon on May 21-23, where he met President of ...

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Tanzania/Gabon: Europe Beckons for U17 Trio - allAfrica.com - AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com

Tanzania/Gabon: Europe Beckons for U17 Trio - allAfrica.com
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They may be out of the tournament, but the national Under-17 soccer team players won many a heart at the 2017 Africa Youth Cup of Nations in Libreville, ...

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Gabon's Aubameyang ends Bundesliga season as top scorer - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Gabon's Aubameyang ends Bundesliga season as top scorer
BBC Sport
Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck a late penalty for Borussia Dortmund on the final day of the season to finish as the Bundesliga's top scorer with 31 goals. Aubameyang scored twice to help Dortmund beat Werder Bremen 4-3 - his first ...

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Black Starlets hit by malaria in Gabon - Myjoyonline.com

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Black Starlets hit by malaria in Gabon
Myjoyonline.com
Ghana's Under-17 team have been hit by an outbreak of malaria rendering more than five key players as doubts for the semi-final clash against Niger in the ongoing CAF U17 Championship. Head coach Paa Kwesi Fabian is reportedly struggling with the ...

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Obtala Ltd swoops for US$14.8mln Gabon timber trader - Proactive Investors UK

Proactive Investors UK

Obtala Ltd swoops for US$14.8mln Gabon timber trader
Proactive Investors UK
Obtala Ltd (LON:OBT) - WoodBois International owns a 102000-acre concession and sawmill.
Acquisition of WoodBois International ApSMilTech
Obtala acquires WoodBois through ArgentoStock Market Wire

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U17 AFCON: Starlets sail into semis after five star showing against Gabon - Citifmonline

Citifmonline

U17 AFCON: Starlets sail into semis after five star showing against Gabon
Citifmonline
Ghana's Black Starlets sealed a place in the semi-finals of the ongoing Under-17 AFCON tournament after a 5-0 mauling of hosts, Gabon, in Port Gentil. The Starlets produced a scintillating display, completely outclassing their opponents on the night ...
Gabon devastated after Ghana baptismGoal.com
Video Watch how Ghana beat Gabon 5-0 to qualify for FIFA U-17 World CupPulse.com.gh
AFCON U17: Ghana thrash Gabon to qualify for India (VIDEO)Graphic Online
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Hosts Gabon open U-17 Nations Cup with big defeat to Guinea - BBC - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Hosts Gabon open U-17 Nations Cup with big defeat to Guinea - BBC
BBC Sport
Hosts Gabon open the Under 17 Africa Cup of Nations in Port Gentil with a big defeat to Guinea, losing the Group A game 5-1.
Afcon U17 kicks off in Gabon - SuperSport - FootballSuperSport (blog)

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Baxter Not Travelling With SuperSport, Turns Eye To Nigeria - Soccer Laduma

Soccer Laduma

Baxter Not Travelling With SuperSport, Turns Eye To Nigeria
Soccer Laduma
SuperSport United head coach, Stuart Baxter, will not be travelling to Gabon with his side as he turns his attention to trying to ensure that Bafana Bafana beat Nigeria. Read: SuperSport Starlet Leaves For World Cup. Error loading player: No playable ...
Baxter: I am the Boomerang coach - Goal.comGoal.com
Baxter to select 'warriors' for first Bafana squad | IOLIndependent Online

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Ghana 5-0 Gabon: Starlets humiliate hosts to book World Cup ticket - Goal.com

Goal.com

Ghana 5-0 Gabon: Starlets humiliate hosts to book World Cup ticket
Goal.com
A five-star performance saw Ghana annihilate hosts Gabon 5-0 at the 2017 Africa Under-17 Cup of Nations on Wednesday. In their second group game following Sunday's 4-0 triumph over Cameroon, skipper Eric Ayiah and Emmanuel Toku each netted twice ...
Paa Kwesi Fabin wary of Gabon threatMyjoyonline.com
Africa U-17 Nations Cup Black Starlets face Gabon on Wednesday eveningPulse.com.gh
Gabon going all out against Ghana at U-17 AfconGhanaWeb
Ghanasoccernet.com -SuperSport (blog) -Starr 103.5 FM
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Nyantakyi warns Black Starlets against complacency at U-17 Afcon - Goal.com

Goal.com

Nyantakyi warns Black Starlets against complacency at U-17 Afcon
Goal.com
Ghana have already qualified to the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations semi finals and U-17 Fifa World Cup following victories over Cameroon and hosts Gabon. Guinea need at least a draw in the game to book their place in the next round. “At this moment in the ...
Guinea join Ghana in U-17 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalsBBC Sport

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