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

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

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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

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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

Ailing President Leaves Gabon Wondering Who’s Running the Show - BloombergAiling President Leaves Gabon Wondering Who’s Running the Show  Bloomberg

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China rosewood furniture demand damages Gabon, Congo forests - Quartz AfricaChina rosewood furniture demand damages Gabon, Congo forests  Quartz Africa

OPEC in compliance push before December meeting; Gabon says will adhere - ReutersOPEC in compliance push before December meeting; Gabon says will adhere  Reuters

Gabon becomes 70th country to make gay sex illegal - The IndependentGabon becomes 70th country to make gay sex illegal  The Independent

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

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

Basketballer gives back to Gabon - CNNBasketballer gives back to Gabon  CNN

As Gabon's new forests minister, UK conservationist aims to lead by example - ReutersAs Gabon's new forests minister, UK conservationist aims to lead by example  Reuters

Gabon's Bongo attends independence parade in rare public appearance - FRANCE 24Gabon's Bongo attends independence parade in rare public appearance  FRANCE 24

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

Gabon vows no mercy over theft of hardwood worth nearly $250m - Al Jazeera EnglishGabon vows no mercy over theft of hardwood worth nearly $250m  Al Jazeera English

Gabon dishes out exploration work - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceGabon dishes out exploration work - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Gabon media regulator suspends two newspapers over defamation claims - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineGabon media regulator suspends two newspapers over defamation claims  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Gabon secures $341m funding to expand capacity at Owendo port - Ship TechnologyGabon secures $341m funding to expand capacity at Owendo port  Ship Technology

Gabon’s New Mining Code to Boost Revenue, Attract Investment - BloombergGabon’s New Mining Code to Boost Revenue, Attract Investment  Bloomberg

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