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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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
Gabon - BBC
Gabon - Timeline - BBC

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Gabon receives $150 million to preserve its rainforest - CNNGabon receives $150 million to preserve its rainforest  CNN

Arsenal ace Aubameyang receives death threats and racial abuse after celebrating Gabon’s win over Morocco - The SunArsenal ace Aubameyang receives death threats and racial abuse after celebrating Gabon’s win over Morocco  The Sun

Arsenal star Aubameyang receives death threats and racial abuse after celebrating Gabon’s win over Morocco - The SunArsenal star Aubameyang receives death threats and racial abuse after celebrating Gabon’s win over Morocco  The Sun

Gabon to get $150 million to preserve its forests - Down To Earth MagazineGabon to get $150 million to preserve its forests  Down To Earth Magazine

Gabon juggles competing demands in fight to protect nature - Phys.OrgGabon juggles competing demands in fight to protect nature  Phys.Org

Historic Payment to Gabon Seeks to Preserve ‘Earth’s Lungs’ - VOA NewsHistoric Payment to Gabon Seeks to Preserve ‘Earth’s Lungs’  VOA News

Vaalco Energy Discovers Oil At Etame Field In Gabon - MorningstarVaalco Energy Discovers Oil At Etame Field In Gabon  Morningstar

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

Gabon: Pascaline Bongo Ondimba loses her status in power grab - The Africa ReportGabon: Pascaline Bongo Ondimba loses her status in power grab  The Africa Report

Gabon celebrates 175 years of evangelisation - Vatican NewsGabon celebrates 175 years of evangelisation  Vatican News

From Indonesia to Gabon, countries turn to nature to cut climate risks - ReutersFrom Indonesia to Gabon, countries turn to nature to cut climate risks  Reuters

Norway is paying $150 million to Gabon to protect its forests - Fast CompanyNorway is paying $150 million to Gabon to protect its forests  Fast Company

Gabon’s poor shrug off efforts to save forests - Business DayGabon’s poor shrug off efforts to save forests  Business Day

Gabon could earn up to $150 million for forest conservation - Mongabay.comGabon could earn up to $150 million for forest conservation  Mongabay.com

‘Vengeful’ Arsenal star Aubameyang determined to ‘change this image’ Gabon fans have of him after self-im - The Sun‘Vengeful’ Arsenal star Aubameyang determined to ‘change this image’ Gabon fans have of him after self-im  The Sun

Wednesday night TV: ‘Gorillas of Gabon’ premieres on Smithsonian Channel - The Washington PostWednesday night TV: ‘Gorillas of Gabon’ premieres on Smithsonian Channel  The Washington Post

Vaalco reports success with Gabon appraisal - Upstream OnlineVaalco reports success with Gabon appraisal  Upstream Online

Gabon's Bongo vows to 'complete mission' despite health speculation - EWNGabon's Bongo vows to 'complete mission' despite health speculation  EWN

Historic Payment to Gabon Seeks to Preserve 'Earth’s Lungs' - VOA KhmerHistoric Payment to Gabon Seeks to Preserve 'Earth’s Lungs'  VOA Khmer

Football “fans” disgrace themselves yet again as Arsenal star subjected to horrific online abuse - CaughtOffsideFootball “fans” disgrace themselves yet again as Arsenal star subjected to horrific online abuse  CaughtOffside

Gabon beat host Morocco 3-2 in soccer friendly - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaGabon beat host Morocco 3-2 in soccer friendly - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Watch Arsenal star Aubamebang get ‘sent back to London’ by Taarabt’s cheeky skill as Gabon beat Morocco - The SunWatch Arsenal star Aubamebang get ‘sent back to London’ by Taarabt’s cheeky skill as Gabon beat Morocco  The Sun

Maurel & Prom Gabon's Oil Agreements - Global Legal ChronicleMaurel & Prom Gabon's Oil Agreements  Global Legal Chronicle

Friendlies wrap: Aubameyang leads Gabon past Burkina Faso, Senegal draw with Brazil - Goal.comFriendlies wrap: Aubameyang leads Gabon past Burkina Faso, Senegal draw with Brazil  Goal.com

GAR Article: Pyrrhic win for Spanish roadbuilder against Gabon - GARGAR Article: Pyrrhic win for Spanish roadbuilder against Gabon  GAR

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

LIVE Morocco - Gabon - International friendlies - 15 October 2019 - Eurosport.co.ukLIVE Morocco - Gabon - International friendlies - 15 October 2019  Eurosport.co.uk

From Indonesia to Gabon, countries turn to nature to cut climate risk - The Straits TimesFrom Indonesia to Gabon, countries turn to nature to cut climate risk  The Straits Times

Dussafu oil find offshore Gabon above expectations - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineDussafu oil find offshore Gabon above expectations  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Gabon Celebrates Its Fathers in the Faith - FSSPX.NewsGabon Celebrates Its Fathers in the Faith  FSSPX.News

Gabonese president Ali Bongo makes a rare appearance for votes a year after suffering stroke - Face2Face AfricaGabonese president Ali Bongo makes a rare appearance for votes a year after suffering stroke  Face2Face Africa

Morocco unveils 26-man squad for friendly against Libya, Gabon - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMorocco unveils 26-man squad for friendly against Libya, Gabon - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Film: Mauvais Genre by Guy Gabon at Alliance Française d'Atlanta - November 5, 2019 - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFilm: Mauvais Genre by Guy Gabon at Alliance Française d'Atlanta - November 5, 2019  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gabon's GDP growth to rise to 3.4% this year -IMF - Reuters AfricaGabon's GDP growth to rise to 3.4% this year -IMF  Reuters Africa

Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set to return for Gabon - Goal.comArsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set to return for Gabon  Goal.com

Arsenal star Aubameyang headlines Gabon squad for Burkina Faso, Morocco friendlies - Goal.comArsenal star Aubameyang headlines Gabon squad for Burkina Faso, Morocco friendlies  Goal.com

Gabon first African country to receive funding for preserving its rainforests - KYMAGabon first African country to receive funding for preserving its rainforests  KYMA

Is Total Gabon (EPA:EC) Using Too Much Debt? - Simply Wall StIs Total Gabon (EPA:EC) Using Too Much Debt?  Simply Wall St

Gabon-Focused Vaalco Energy Begins Life On London Market - MorningstarGabon-Focused Vaalco Energy Begins Life On London Market  Morningstar

Cameroon and Attijariwafa Bank, bandleaders of Gabon’s XAF100 bln bond issuance - Business in CameroonCameroon and Attijariwafa Bank, bandleaders of Gabon’s XAF100 bln bond issuance  Business in Cameroon

Video: Adel Taarabt sends Aubameyang back to north London with cheeky skill in Morocco vs Gabon - CaughtOffsideVideo: Adel Taarabt sends Aubameyang back to north London with cheeky skill in Morocco vs Gabon  CaughtOffside

Carlyle backs Boru in Africa plunge - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceCarlyle backs Boru in Africa plunge - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Patrice Neveu: Aubameyang has told me he'll join Gabon for upcoming international fixtures - Daily CannonPatrice Neveu: Aubameyang has told me he'll join Gabon for upcoming international fixtures  Daily Cannon

Gabon: IMF Staff Conclude Their 2019 Article Iv Consultation Mission and the Fourth and Fifth Reviews of the EFF Arrangement in Gabon - AllAfrica.comGabon: IMF Staff Conclude Their 2019 Article Iv Consultation Mission and the Fourth and Fifth Reviews of the EFF Arrangement in Gabon  AllAfrica.com

Gabon's Ali Bongo makes first live public appearance after stroke - Al Jazeera AmericaGabon's Ali Bongo makes first live public appearance after stroke  Al Jazeera America

Why many foreign companies are on the verge of leaving Gabon - The EconomistWhy many foreign companies are on the verge of leaving Gabon  The Economist

Gabon President Hospitalized in London as Health Deteriorates - BloombergGabon President Hospitalized in London as Health Deteriorates  Bloomberg

Gabon president fires VP, forests minister over hardwood scandal - ReutersGabon president fires VP, forests minister over hardwood scandal  Reuters

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

What TOTAL GABON (EC) Just Did (2019-10-18) - Currency DispatchWhat TOTAL GABON (EC) Just Did (2019-10-18)  Currency Dispatch

Gabon finds 200 missing containers of rare hardwood - prosecutor - ReutersGabon finds 200 missing containers of rare hardwood - prosecutor  Reuters

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

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 sole train a lifeline for its people and economy - FRANCE 24Gabon's sole train a lifeline for its people and economy  FRANCE 24

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

Gabon coup attempt: Government says situation under control - BBC NewsGabon coup attempt: Government says situation under control  BBC News

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 Court Rejects Call for Health Check of President - Voice of AmericaGabon Court Rejects Call for Health Check of President  Voice of America

Gabon's Ali Bongo calls for new cabinet in comeback speech - Al Jazeera EnglishGabon's Ali Bongo calls for new cabinet in comeback speech  Al Jazeera English

Leading conservationist appointed to Gabon’s government - The IndependentLeading conservationist appointed to Gabon’s government  The Independent

Whereabouts of Ailing Gabonese President Being Debated - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersWhereabouts of Ailing Gabonese President Being Debated  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

Gabon investigates alleged rape of women footballers - SportstarGabon investigates alleged rape of women footballers  Sportstar

Gabon's Sacred Trees Are Becoming China's Upscale Furniture - Atlas ObscuraGabon's Sacred Trees Are Becoming China's Upscale Furniture  Atlas Obscura

Gabon's Bongo returns home after months abroad - Al Jazeera EnglishGabon's Bongo returns home after months abroad  Al Jazeera English

Gabon's Oil Industry Showing Promise - Fitch SolutionsGabon's Oil Industry Showing Promise  Fitch Solutions

As its ruling dynasty withers, Gabon – a US ally and guardian of French influence in Africa – ponders its future - The Conversation - USAs its ruling dynasty withers, Gabon – a US ally and guardian of French influence in Africa – ponders its future  The Conversation - US

‘Mr Green’ gets the delicate task of saving Gabon’s fragile forests - Business Day‘Mr Green’ gets the delicate task of saving Gabon’s fragile forests  Business Day

'Mr. Green': British environmentalist is Gabon's new forestry minister - FRANCE 24'Mr. Green': British environmentalist is Gabon's new forestry minister  FRANCE 24

Gabon president returns home for second time since suffering stroke - ReutersGabon president returns home for second time since suffering stroke  Reuters

A Scandal Over Stolen Timber Has Upended Gabon's Government - World Politics ReviewA Scandal Over Stolen Timber Has Upended Gabon's Government  World Politics Review

Internet shut down in Gabon following attempted coup - Aljazeera.comInternet shut down in Gabon following attempted coup  Aljazeera.com

Sea Shepherd Commits to More Gabon Patrols - The Maritime ExecutiveSea Shepherd Commits to More Gabon Patrols  The Maritime Executive

AfDB assures Gabon to provide all support in developing agricultural infrastructure - DevdiscourseAfDB assures Gabon to provide all support in developing agricultural infrastructure  Devdiscourse

Gabon vows no mercy over theft of hardwood worth nearly $250 million - ReutersGabon vows no mercy over theft of hardwood worth nearly $250 million  Reuters

Gabon's Bongo names new prime minister after thwarted coup attempt - ReutersGabon's Bongo names new prime minister after thwarted coup attempt  Reuters

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

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

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

Gabon players owed $1.35m, unpaid since 2016 - BBC NewsGabon players owed $1.35m, unpaid since 2016  BBC News

Potentially poisoned carp keeping a Gabonese town's economy afloat - Deutsche WellePotentially poisoned carp keeping a Gabonese town's economy afloat  Deutsche Welle

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

Gabon's Ali Bongo set for return after long illness abroad - Al Jazeera EnglishGabon's Ali Bongo set for return after long illness abroad  Al Jazeera English

In Gabon with a professional frog-catcher - University of FloridaIn Gabon with a professional frog-catcher  University of Florida

Whereabouts of Ailing Presidents of Gabon in Debate - charlestonchronicle.netWhereabouts of Ailing Presidents of Gabon in Debate  charlestonchronicle.net

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

Gabonese Marines Arrest Trawler In Marine Protected Area - The Maritime ExecutiveGabonese Marines Arrest Trawler In Marine Protected Area  The Maritime Executive

In first for Gabon, Dorothee finally feels like a woman after surgery - ReutersIn first for Gabon, Dorothee finally feels like a woman after surgery  Reuters

What Nut-Eating Gorillas in Gabon Mean for Human Evolution - Atlas ObscuraWhat Nut-Eating Gorillas in Gabon Mean for Human Evolution  Atlas Obscura

Gabon seizes haul of 'sacred' wood: NGO - Phys.OrgGabon seizes haul of 'sacred' wood: NGO  Phys.Org

Gabon magistrate suspended over Bongo hearing [The Morning Call] - Africanews EnglishGabon magistrate suspended over Bongo hearing [The Morning Call]  Africanews English

Bryan Cave Claims Gabon Owes $1.25M in Unpaid Lobbying Fees | National Law Journal - Law.comBryan Cave Claims Gabon Owes $1.25M in Unpaid Lobbying Fees | National Law Journal  Law.com

Gabon's Lee White on fighting poachers to save wildlife - BBC NewsGabon's Lee White on fighting poachers to save wildlife  BBC News

Gabon oil workers suspend VAALCO terminal strike - ReutersGabon oil workers suspend VAALCO terminal strike  Reuters

Gabon Officials Inspect Radio Building of Attempted Coup - Voice of AmericaGabon Officials Inspect Radio Building of Attempted Coup  Voice of America

Gabonese timber linked to illegal logging seized in Antwerp - Mongabay.comGabonese timber linked to illegal logging seized in Antwerp  Mongabay.com

Gabon's forest elephants get a helping hand - Deutsche WelleGabon's forest elephants get a helping hand  Deutsche Welle

Gabon’s timber industry reeling after corruption scandal - Business DayGabon’s timber industry reeling after corruption scandal  Business Day

Gabon president back in Morocco after short stay in Libreville - ReutersGabon president back in Morocco after short stay in Libreville  Reuters

New Gabon coach Patrice Neveu calls on support from fans - BBC NewsNew Gabon coach Patrice Neveu calls on support from fans  BBC News