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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Ilham Aliyev congratulates president of Gabon - AzerNews

AzerNews

Ilham Aliyev congratulates president of Gabon
AzerNews
The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory letter to the President of the Gabonese Republic Ali Bongo Ondimba. “On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and my own, I extend my sincere congratulations to You and ...

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Egypt's Sisi arrives in Gabon in first visit by Egyptian president - Ahram Online

Ahram Online

Egypt's Sisi arrives in Gabon in first visit by Egyptian president
Ahram Online
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrived on Wednesday in Gabon; the third stop on his four-day African tour. El-Sisi is the first Egyptian president to visit the Central African country. El-Sisi's African tour began on Monday in Tanzania. On ...

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President Sirleaf congratulates Republic of Gabon on 57th Independence Anniversary - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (registration)

President Sirleaf congratulates Republic of Gabon on 57th Independence Anniversary
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (registration)
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a congratulatory message to her colleague, the President of the Republic of Gabon, Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba, on that country's 57th Independence Anniversary on August 17, 2017.This national holiday commemorates ...



IMF Staff Completes Staff Visit to Gabon - International Monetary Fund

Reuters Africa

IMF Staff Completes Staff Visit to Gabon
International Monetary Fund
On June 19, 2017, the IMF Executive Board approved an SDR 464.4 million (about US$642 million) extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility for Gabon, or 215 percent of Gabon's IMF quota, in support of Gabon's medium-term recovery ...
IMF says Gabon's economic growth to narrow to about 1 pct in 2017Reuters Africa

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US Army Africa conducts exercise Judicious Activation in Gabon - United States Army (press release)

United States Army (press release)

US Army Africa conducts exercise Judicious Activation in Gabon
United States Army (press release)
LIBREVILLE, Gabon -- Members of the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and 79th Sustainment Command (Support) joined U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) exercise planners to conduct Judicious Activation ...



Gabon swoops with sole-led tap - GlobalCapital

GlobalCapital

Gabon swoops with sole-led tap
GlobalCapital
Gabon first talked the $200m reopening of its $500m 6.95% 2025s at 7% area on Monday. The bonds were trading around 6.85% at lunchtime having gained over five cash points from 95.8 on July 7 to 101.3 on August 3. Deutsche Bank is running the sale.



U.S. Army Africa conducts Exercise Judicious Activation 17-2 in ... - United States Army (press release)

United States Army (press release)

U.S. Army Africa conducts Exercise Judicious Activation 17-2 in ...
United States Army (press release)
Members of the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and 79th Sustainment Command (Support) joined U.S. ...

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Southampton confirm signing of Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina from Juventus in club record deal - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.uk

Southampton confirm signing of Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina from Juventus in club record deal
Mirror.co.uk
The Gabon midfielder has signed for a club record fee , thought to be in the region of £16million, rising to £20million and is Saints' second signing of the summer following the arrival of Jan Bednarek from Lech Poznan. The 23-year-old has penned a ...
Mario Lemina: Southampton sign Juventus midfielder in £18.1m dealBBC Sport
Southampton sign Gabon international Mario LeminaKingFut
Southampton sign Gabon's Lemina from Juventus for club-record feeAhram Online
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Gabon in favour as books reach $600m - GlobalCapital

GlobalCapital

Gabon in favour as books reach $600m
GlobalCapital
“Good trade, good timing, good pricing,” said a banker away from the deal. Gabon's trade was sole-led by Deutsche Bank which started pricing for the reopening at 7% area, pricing was then revised down to 6.85%. Gabon's 6.95% 2025 was trading at 6.84% ...



Gabon: Bongo confirme un futur remaniement - Le Figaro

Afrique Sur 7

Gabon: Bongo confirme un futur remaniement
Le Figaro
Un remaniement ministériel va avoir lieu "dans les prochains jours" au Gabon, a confirmé le président Ali Bongo Ondimba mercredi dans son traditionnel message pour la fête de l'indépendance, près d'un an après sa réélection contestée. Ali Bongo a ...
Gabon: le Président Ali Bongo confirmé au Gabon par Emmanuel MacronAfrique Sur 7
Gabon : Abdel Fatah Al-Sissi est attendu à LibrevilleAfrictelegraph
Gabon: Ali Bongo appelle les gabonais au patriotismegabonactu.com
gabonreview.com (Communiqué de presse) -africanews
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