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
Gabon - CIA World Fact Book
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Total Gabon Exercises Its Pre-Emption Rights on the Baudroie-Mérou License - Stockhouse

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Total Gabon Exercises Its Pre-Emption Rights on the Baudroie-Mérou License
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Total Gabon (Paris:EC) has exercised its pre-emption right to acquire the 50% interest in the Baudroie-Mérou license held by Mitsubishi Petroleum Development Company (MPDC). Total Gabon owns the remaining 50% interest and at completion of the ...

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Gabon hosts conference to promote human-wildlife coexistence - africanews

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Gabon hosts conference to promote human-wildlife coexistence
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The Government of Gabon and the World Bank-led Global Wildlife Program (GWP) convened over 60 participants at the Lope National Park in central Gabon last week, to explore strategies and innovations to reduce human-wildlife conflict. The 5-day ...

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BW Offshore closes Gabon deal - TradeWinds (subscription)

TradeWinds (subscription)

BW Offshore closes Gabon deal
TradeWinds (subscription)
Andreas Sohmen-Pao's BW Group and public company BW Offshore have closed an investment in a Gabon oil field. Oslo-listed BW Offshore says the purchase of Harvest Dussafu by special purpose company BW Energy Gabon has been completed. BW has ...

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GABON : Somebody is really out for Guido Santullo - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

GABON : Somebody is really out for Guido Santullo
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
In the tug-of-war pitting Guido Santullo against Gabon's government to recover a debt of CFA 42 billion ($70 million) for doing construction work, the Santullo Sericom firm has been hit by a whirlwind of demands for unexpected payments, tax adjustments ...



GABON : The newcomers filling Accrombessi's old job - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

GABON : The newcomers filling Accrombessi's old job
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
He looks at intelligence reports sent to the presidential palace each morning by his cousin, colonel Vincent de Paul Katoua Soumanga, whom he named in November as boss of Gabon's secret service, the Direction Generale de la Documentation et de ...

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Investors are Keeping Tabs on Total Gabon (ENXTPA:EC) - Providence Standard

Investors are Keeping Tabs on Total Gabon (ENXTPA:EC)
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Investors may be keeping an eye on FCF or Free Cash Flow scores for Total Gabon (ENXTPA:EC). Free cash flow represents the amount of cash that a company has generated for shareholders after paying off expenses and investing in growth. At the time of ...

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Harvest Natural Resources sells Gabon interests, Delta Petroleum note paid - WorldOil (subscription)

Harvest Natural Resources sells Gabon interests, Delta Petroleum note paid
WorldOil (subscription)
HOUSTON -- HNR Energia B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. closed the sale of all of its Gabon interests in accordance with a previously announced sale and purchase agreement dated Dec. 21, 2016 among Harvest, HNR ...

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Gabon president launches 'dialogue' after election unrest - Daily Mail

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Gabon president launches 'dialogue' after election unrest
Daily Mail
Gabonese President Ali Bongo launched a forum Tuesday of political and social groups on resolving a crisis sparked by his re-election last year, but the talks are boycotted by his rival Jean Ping. Ceremonies to launch Bongo's promised "dialogue" took ...

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Harvest Natural Resources closes Gabon interest sale, moves forward with dissolution plans - Oil & Gas Financial Journal

Harvest Natural Resources closes Gabon interest sale, moves forward with dissolution plans
Oil & Gas Financial Journal
HNR Energia B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvest Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: HNR) closed the sale of all of its Gabon interests in accordance with a previously announced Sale and Purchase Agreement dated December 21, 2016 among Harvest, ...

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Fading oil industry brings economic uncertainty in Gabon - Daily Mail

Fading oil industry brings economic uncertainty in Gabon
Daily Mail
Bongo said last year Gabon was building a manufacturing industry for wood products instead of only exporting the raw commodity from its forests and was developing mining by producing manganese. He also said the government was distributing land to ...

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