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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U20 football: Burkina beat Gabon in AfCON qualifier - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

U20 football: Burkina beat Gabon in AfCON qualifier
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)
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Putin says Russia, Gabon can team up to solve crisis in Central African Republic - TASS

TASS

Putin says Russia, Gabon can team up to solve crisis in Central African Republic
TASS
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Gabon: Three Illegal Fishing Vessels Arrested - The Maritime Executive

The Maritime Executive

Gabon: Three Illegal Fishing Vessels Arrested
The Maritime Executive
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Gabon oil workers start 15-day strike at Total facilities - Reuters

Reuters

Gabon oil workers start 15-day strike at Total facilities
Reuters
ONEP threatened to strike last month, after Total Gabon failed to respond to demands made to the company in May. In addition to higher pay, the union requested new bonuses, increased opportunities for career advancement and a reduction in the number of ...



Gabon's oil workers union on strike [The Morning Call] - africanews

africanews

Gabon's oil workers union on strike [The Morning Call]
africanews
A Gabonese oil union, called the National Organization of Petroleum Employees (ONEP) are on strike. The union started a 15-day strike at the facilities of French oil producer Total Gabon on Monday citing the failure of the negotiations on the demands ...



Gabon: leading ICT-connected country in Central and Western Africa thanks to judicious investments - World Bank Group

World Bank Group

Gabon: leading ICT-connected country in Central and Western Africa thanks to judicious investments
World Bank Group
According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, Gabon rose 10 places in 2017 in the world ICT classification and is now the sixth most-connected country ...



Gabon struggles to stem tide of child trafficking - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

Gabon struggles to stem tide of child trafficking
Times LIVE
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Gabon's unique 'orange crocodiles' intrigue scientists - The Hindu

The Hindu

Gabon's unique 'orange crocodiles' intrigue scientists
The Hindu
Scientists looking for traces of ancient human life stumbled upon the unusual reptiles decade ago as they searched in the gloom of isolated caves in Gabon's southern Omboue region. “When I approached with the torch in the cave, I saw red eyes ...

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Gabon to keep troops in UN mission in C.Africa - eNCA

eNCA

Gabon to keep troops in UN mission in C.Africa
eNCA
LIBREVILLE - Gabon said it will keep its 444 troops in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), reversing a decision to quit after allegations of abuse were made against the contingent. A government statement said the reversal ...

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The tale of foreign fishermen living in Gabon - africanews

africanews

The tale of foreign fishermen living in Gabon
africanews
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