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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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
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The success of Gabon special economic zone (GSEZ) - African ... - African Business Magazine (press release) (blog)

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The success of Gabon special economic zone (GSEZ) - African ...
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Created in 2010, GSEZ, the joint venture that brings together Olam International Ltd (40.5%), the Republic of Gabon (38.5%) and Africa Finance Corporation ...

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Gabon unveils $ 300 million port harbour | Africanews - africanews

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Gabon unveils $ 300 million port harbour | Africanews
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Authorities in the country say the port will play a key role in enabling Gabon diversify its economy away from oil.

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Orange juice mars Gabon's World Cup dream, sorcerer gets ... - africanews

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Orange juice mars Gabon's World Cup dream, sorcerer gets ...
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The upcoming Russia 2018 World Cup tournament had its fair share myths, conspiracy theories, and mysticism during the qualifications.

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Gabon boss Camacho backs Aubameyang dodgy orange juice ... - ESPN FC

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Gabon's Thriving Hip-Hop Scene Is Its Political Force - The Wire - The Wire

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Gabon's Thriving Hip-Hop Scene Is Its Political Force - The Wire
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Duo Movaizhaleine and artist Wonda Wendy take a minute's silence to honor the dead during a concert in Paris, February 2017. Credit: Silber Mba. In Gabon as ...

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Gabon proposes 2018 budget increase despite ongoing oil slump - The Africa Report

Gabon proposes 2018 budget increase despite ongoing oil slump
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President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon addresses the UN General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Gabon's government has proposed an 8 percent budget increase for 2018, although parliament could insist on a reduction as low crude prices continue to ...



How hip hop became the force behind Gabon's political activism - Quartz

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How hip hop became the force behind Gabon's political activism
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In Gabon as in other African states, rap has become instrumental in constructing political identity. On August 17, Gabon celebrated 57 years of independence with a massive free concert in the capital, Libreville. The aim: to promote national unity in a ...



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang teased over dodgy orange juice claims after Gabon's loss to Morocco - The Sun

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang teased over dodgy orange juice claims after Gabon's loss to Morocco
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MOROCCO star Mehdi Benatia has rubbed salt into Gabon's wounds after their World Cup exit insisting: We poisoned your tea. Several of the Panthers' players and staff were struck down by stomach bugs on the morning of their 3-0 defeat in Casablanca.



After Gabon, Bgfibank launches banking services at night in Cameroon - Business in Cameroon

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After Gabon, Bgfibank launches banking services at night in Cameroon
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Such a service was initiated in Gabon in April 2016 and, it was called « BgfiTime ». For the purpose of this services, the bank's offices close at 8 PM from Monday to Friday instead of 5 pm like other banks. So, the banks' customers can complete their ...



Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang teased over orange juice claim - ESPN FC

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Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang teased over orange juice claim
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Morocco defender Medhi Benatia teased Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over his claim that his country's World Cup qualifying bid had been sabotaged by dodgy orange juice. In a tweet posted hours before the teams met in a crucial African zone ...
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is blaming Gabon's World Cup exit on ORANGE JUICEDream Team FC
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blames Gabon's World Cup exit on ORANGE JUICE after 3-0 defeatThe Sun
Aubameyang Blames 'Cursed Orange Juice' for Gabon's World Cup Qualification FailureSports Illustrated
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