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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Gabon - Wikipedia
Gabon - CIA World Fact Book
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'We Want India to Look at Gabon as a Place to Invest, Make Money and Create Jobs' - The Wire

The Wire

'We Want India to Look at Gabon as a Place to Invest, Make Money and Create Jobs'
The Wire
For Gabon, among Africa's top oil producers, it has been a rough few years – the economy of the central African nation has been hit hard due to the global decrease in oil prices and political upheaval over the 2016 presidential elections. On Tuesday ...



Silva returning home for first time - 247Sports

247Sports

Silva returning home for first time
247Sports
Silva said as a freshman he aspires to be the first Gabon-born player to be drafted into the NBA. Martin said it's a heavy sacrifice Silva makes, leaving one's home country to chase a dream. Ultimately he believes Silva going back home will help fill a ...



ION to conduct 2D seismic programme offshore Gabon - Offshore Technology

ION to conduct 2D seismic programme offshore Gabon
Offshore Technology
US-based company ION Geophysical is set to conduct a new 2D multi-client programme offshore Gabon in cooperation with the Gabon Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons (DGH). Supported with industry funding, the programme, EquatorSPAN II, will ...



New Ocean Reserve, Largest in Africa, Protects Whales and Turtles - National Geographic

The Independent

New Ocean Reserve, Largest in Africa, Protects Whales and Turtles
National Geographic
The central African nation of Gabon announced Monday the creation of Africa's largest network of marine protected areas, home to a diverse array of threatened ...
Gabon to create one of Africa's largest marine protected areasThe Independent

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Gabon probes threats to leader before ICC visit - News24

News24

Gabon probes threats to leader before ICC visit
News24
Libreville - Gabon authorities said on Saturday that they were investigating threats by a critic of President Ali Bongo, including an ultimatum to step down before the arrival of an international criminal court team next week. The threats included a ...
Opposition activist arrested after bomb threats against Gabon's ...africanews
Gabon politician arrested for bomb threats ahead of ICC inquiry ...Africa Times

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ION expands West African 2D data library with new acquisition ... - WorldOil (subscription)

ION expands West African 2D data library with new acquisition ...
WorldOil (subscription)
ION Geophysical Corporation has announced a new 2D multi-client program offshore Gabon, EquatorSPAN II, in cooperation with the Gabon Ministry of ...

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Gabon Boosts Security as Opposition Threatens Bongo to Quit ... - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Gabon Boosts Security as Opposition Threatens Bongo to Quit ...
Bloomberg
Gabon reinforced security near public buildings after a former presidential candidate gave President Ali Bongo an ultimatum to step down and threatened to ...
ICC team to visit Gabon over claims of post-poll violence | Daily Mail ...Daily Mail

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More electric fences needed to stop elephants from destroying Gabon crops - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net

More electric fences needed to stop elephants from destroying Gabon crops
Inquirer.net
Huge efforts have been made to conserve Gabon's forest elephants and the remaining rainforests of equatorial Africa that they inhabit, but people living side-by-side with the animals are upset about the destruction of their crops and economic losses.



IMF approves $642 mln for Gabon in three-year loan agreement ... - Daily Mail

IMF approves $642 mln for Gabon in three-year loan agreement ...
Daily Mail
DAKAR, June 19 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $642 million loan agreement over three years for OPEC member Gabon ...

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Gabon TV host suspended after Bongo 'death' blunder - News24

News24

Gabon TV host suspended after Bongo 'death' blunder
News24
Libreville - A newsreader for Gabon state television has been taken off the air after mistakenly announcing the death of President Ali Bongo, the channel said on Saturday. Journalist Wivine Ovandong made the error during a Gabon Television news ...

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