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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The government of Gabon on Thursday announced a nationwide suspension of classes after high school students protested over plans to cut university grants.



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Global Ship Registry launched - Gulf TodayGlobal Ship Registry launched  Gulf Today

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Several thousand people also turned out at the airport to greet the president after the ruling Democratic Party announced his return and called for a warm ...



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President is 'in a phase of recovering all functions' after being admitted in Saudi hospital, spokesperson says.



Gabon president Ali Bongo ill in Saudi Arabia hospital - Quartz AfricaGabon president Ali Bongo ill in Saudi Arabia hospital  Quartz Africa

An official visit by Ali Bongo, president of Gabon, to Saudi Arabia is not going according to plan and has thrown his country into uncertainty. The president was ...



Gabon's Ali Bongo returns to Morocco to recuperate - africanewsGabon's Ali Bongo returns to Morocco to recuperate  africanews

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US deploys troops to Gabon amid fears of unrest in DRC - Al Jazeera EnglishUS deploys troops to Gabon amid fears of unrest in DRC  Al Jazeera English

US troops will assist US citizens, personnel in DRC if violent protests over recent elections threaten their security.



Gabon: Tensions even after Bongo returns [The Morning Call] - africanewsGabon: Tensions even after Bongo returns [The Morning Call]  africanews

Opposition parties in Gabon as well as the civil society are questioning the health status of President Ali Bongo.



Bongo back in Gabon after five-month medical leave to treat stroke - ReutersBongo back in Gabon after five-month medical leave to treat stroke  Reuters

President Ali Bongo, who suffered a stroke in October, has returned to Gabon following medical leave in Morocco, a source at the presidency told Reuters on ...



Gabon dismisses rumors president is 'cloned' - africanewsGabon dismisses rumors president is 'cloned'  africanews

Bongo is the second leader having to fight cloned rumours, the first being Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari - who also spent over 100 days for medical checks in ...



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Gabon has postponed the closing date for its current offshore licensing round twice since its launch, as uncertainty surrounds the introduction of a proposed new ...



Gabon opposition leader reignites election row - BBC NewsGabon opposition leader reignites election row  BBC News

Jean Ping says he won elections in 2016, as President Ali Bongo is being treated in a hospital abroad.



Gabon faces uncertainty as the health of its leader is shrouded in secrecy - TRT WorldGabon faces uncertainty as the health of its leader is shrouded in secrecy  TRT World

The president of Gabon has not been seen in public for months, leading to speculation about his continuing ability to rule the country.



Does regime security come ahead of real reform in Gabon? - Institute for Security StudiesDoes regime security come ahead of real reform in Gabon?  Institute for Security Studies

Two events in the country's recent past crystallised factions in the political class and fanned the flames of discontent. These are the battle for presidential ...



Gilchrist Nguema removed from Gabon squad for not having a club - BBC SportGilchrist Nguema removed from Gabon squad for not having a club  BBC Sport

Gabon coach Daniel Cousin removes Gilchrist Nguema from squad after it comes to light that the player does not currently have a club.



Gabon president appears in video after long medical absence - ReutersGabon president appears in video after long medical absence  Reuters

Gabon President Ali Bongo on Monday made his first appearance since falling ill nearly six weeks ago, in a video shared by the presidency from his medical ...



Gabon: soldiers announce a coup attempt on state television - video - The GuardianGabon: soldiers announce a coup attempt on state television - video  The Guardian

Soldiers in Gabon have appeared on state television saying they have launched a coup in the west African country. Early on Monday an army soldier, flanked by ...



Gabon oil union calls off strike at Total facilities - ReutersGabon oil union calls off strike at Total facilities  Reuters

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon's oil workers union said on Wednesday it had called off a strike across all facilities over the layoff of several Total workers.



AU warns Gabon as Bongo remains incapacitated - News24AU warns Gabon as Bongo remains incapacitated  News24

The African Union has warned Gabon to respect constitutional order after a high court intervened in a crisis surrounding the country's hospitalised President Ali ...



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President Ali Bongo has been hospitalised for more than three weeks in Saudi Arabia, and his absence could trigger significant changes in the tiny nation.



Gabon president leaves Morocco hospital - News24Gabon president leaves Morocco hospital  News24

Gabon's president Ali Bongo has left hospital in Rabat and will stay at a private residence in the Moroccan capital as he recovers from illness, a presidency ...



Vice President: Gabon's Bongo Suffered A Stroke - VOA NewsVice President: Gabon's Bongo Suffered A Stroke  VOA News

Gabon's President Ali Bongo, out of the country since falling ill in October, suffered a stroke, his vice president said, providing the first official details of his illness.



Money laundering in Gabon thrives (Business Africa) - africanewsMoney laundering in Gabon thrives (Business Africa)  africanews

Less progress has been made by the authorities in Gabon to reverse the trend of money laundering. This scourge in Gabon is growing increasingly. An NGO is ...



Missing President Threatens Power Struggle in Oil-Rich Gabon - BloombergMissing President Threatens Power Struggle in Oil-Rich Gabon  Bloomberg

Three weeks after Gabon President Ali Bongo was rushed to a hospital in Saudi Arabia and stopped appearing in public, his absence risks creating a power ...



Gabon's new oil regime threatened by power vacuum - Petroleum EconomistGabon's new oil regime threatened by power vacuum  Petroleum Economist

Gabon has unveiled a new licensing round, along with a set of eye-catching contract terms designed to lure back explorers that largely shunned the country's ...



Ailing Gabon president returns to Morocco for rehabilitation - News24Ailing Gabon president returns to Morocco for rehabilitation  News24

Gabon's ailing President Ali Bongo Ondimba has returned to Morocco to continue his recovery after a brief visit home, an official and a relative have said.



Daniel Cousin: Gabon coach settles wage dispute with new contract - BBC SportDaniel Cousin: Gabon coach settles wage dispute with new contract  BBC Sport

Gabon coach Daniel Cousin settles his wage dispute with his country's sport ministry after formally signing a contract with the Panthers.



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

In just a few years Gabon has made spectacular strides in internet access and rose 10 places in the 2017 world ICT classification.



Gabon president in Morocco to convalesce - News24Gabon president in Morocco to convalesce  News24

Gabon's President Ali Bongo has arrived in Morocco to convalesce after a month's treatment at a Saudi hospital for an illness that has not been officially ...



Gabon's Sick Leader Faces Six-Month Recovery Period - BloombergGabon's Sick Leader Faces Six-Month Recovery Period  Bloomberg

Gabon President Ali Bongo is expected to take six more months to fully recover from a stroke that has curtailed his ability to rule the central African nation since ...



Fit Bongo presides over Gabon cabinet meeting, first since 2018 - africanewsFit Bongo presides over Gabon cabinet meeting, first since 2018  africanews

President Ali Bongo presided over his first cabinet cabinet meeting in as many months. He returned to the country after two rounds of medical convalescence in ...



Gabon heads to the polls to elect members of parliament - Al Jazeera EnglishGabon heads to the polls to elect members of parliament  Al Jazeera English

The polls are the first since a disputed presidential election two years ago that led to deadly violence.



Gabon's president speaks for first time after stroke - News24Gabon's president speaks for first time after stroke  News24

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Gabon: Libreville in the grip of taxi drivers [The Morning Call] - africanewsGabon: Libreville in the grip of taxi drivers [The Morning Call]  africanews

Residents in Gabon's capital Libreville are calling on authorities to help in identifying a group of taxi drivers who are causing havoc in the city.



Gabon thwarts military coup attempt in president’s absence - The Irish TimesGabon thwarts military coup attempt in president’s absence  The Irish Times

Two killed after plotters take over state radio in bid to oust Ali Bongo, who recently suffered stroke.



Who was the 'honest' soldier who led Gabon’s failed coup? - RFI EnglishWho was the 'honest' soldier who led Gabon’s failed coup?  RFI English

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In Gabon, questions surge over absent president - News24In Gabon, questions surge over absent president  News24

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Gabon's communications watchdog, the High Authority of Communication, HAC, has suspended a privately-run Cameroonian channel for reporting the fake ...



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The ruling Gabonese Democratic Party has won 80 of the 143 seats in the national parliament, the presidency says.



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Gabon's President Ali Bongo suffered a stroke which led to his hospitalization, Vice President Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou confirmed over the weekend.



Gabon soldiers seize state radio in apparent coup attempt…shots heard in capital - News24Gabon soldiers seize state radio in apparent coup attempt…shots heard in capital  News24

Gabon soldiers have said on state radio that a "national restoration council" has been formed, with ailing President Ali Bongo convalescing in Morocco.



Gabon's Republican Guard uses Aravis vehicles in counter-coup operation - IHS Jane's 360Gabon's Republican Guard uses Aravis vehicles in counter-coup operation  IHS Jane's 360

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Gabon's Ali Bongo, who has spent a month in treatment at a Saudi hospital, will be transferred next week to Rabat to convalesce, a presidential source says.



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LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Four of five Gabon military officers who attempted a coup in the early hours of Monday morning have been arrested at the radio station ...



Gabon thwarts military coup attempt in President's absence - Reuters AfricaGabon thwarts military coup attempt in President's absence  Reuters Africa

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Military officers in Gabon staged an apparent coup attempt early on Monday, seizing the state radio station and declaring their ...



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