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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HRC Recognizes Decriminalization of Same-Sex Relations in Gabon - Human Rights CampaignHRC Recognizes Decriminalization of Same-Sex Relations in Gabon  Human Rights Campaign

Gabon Senate Votes to Decriminalize Homosexuality - The New York TimesGabon Senate Votes to Decriminalize Homosexuality  The New York Times

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Gabon Lawmakers Vote to Decriminalise Homosexuality - The New York TimesGabon Lawmakers Vote to Decriminalise Homosexuality  The New York Times

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Gabon's Legislature Just Voted to End Gay Sex Ban - Out MagazineGabon's Legislature Just Voted to End Gay Sex Ban  Out Magazine

Gabon lawmakers vote to decriminalize homosexuality - National PostGabon lawmakers vote to decriminalize homosexuality  National Post

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Gabon Oil & Power 2021 - Africa Oil & PowerGabon Oil & Power 2021  Africa Oil & Power

Archaeologists Have Uncovered Ancient Tools in Gabon That May Rewrite Our Understanding of Humankind’s History in Central Africa - artnet NewsArchaeologists Have Uncovered Ancient Tools in Gabon That May Rewrite Our Understanding of Humankind’s History in Central Africa  artnet News

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Gabon Records Oil Production Increase - Africa Oil & PowerGabon Records Oil Production Increase  Africa Oil & Power

Inside Raponda Walker Arboretum: Gabon's 'threatened' rainforest - Africanews EnglishInside Raponda Walker Arboretum: Gabon's 'threatened' rainforest  Africanews English

Gabon divided over vote to decriminalise homosexuality - DispatchLIVEGabon divided over vote to decriminalise homosexuality  DispatchLIVE

Gabon takes historic first step towards passing new law decriminalising same-sex relations - http://gcn.ie/Gabon takes historic first step towards passing new law decriminalising same-sex relations  http://gcn.ie/

UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report – #05 Reporting period: 29 May-10 June 2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebUNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report – #05 Reporting period: 29 May-10 June 2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

Gabon Votes To Reverse Criminalization Of Same-Sex Relations - Curve MagazineGabon Votes To Reverse Criminalization Of Same-Sex Relations  Curve Magazine

Aubameyang becomes second Arsenal player to reach Premier League milestone - Goal.comAubameyang becomes second Arsenal player to reach Premier League milestone  Goal.com

Drinkers raise a glass in Gabon's speakeasies despite coronavirus - IndependentDrinkers raise a glass in Gabon's speakeasies despite coronavirus  Independent

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UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report – #06 Reporting period: 10-26 June 2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebUNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report – #06 Reporting period: 10-26 June 2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

Gabon could be the next country to legalize homosexuality - LGBTQ NationGabon could be the next country to legalize homosexuality  LGBTQ Nation

Gabon's legislature repeals the ban on homosexuality - LGBTQ NationGabon's legislature repeals the ban on homosexuality  LGBTQ Nation

Overseas Mn ore offers: Comilog July offers for Mn ore Gabon 44.5% - SMM - Shanghai Metals MarketOverseas Mn ore offers: Comilog July offers for Mn ore Gabon 44.5%  SMM - Shanghai Metals Market

Gabon's Aubameyang gifted two goals as Arsenal beats Norwich 4-0 - Africa - Sports - Ahram OnlineGabon's Aubameyang gifted two goals as Arsenal beats Norwich 4-0 - Africa - Sports  Ahram Online

China eyes African prospects to iron out trade tension with Australia - The InterpreterChina eyes African prospects to iron out trade tension with Australia  The Interpreter

GABON: Municipalities to handle their household waste, henceforth - AFRIK 21GABON: Municipalities to handle their household waste, henceforth  AFRIK 21

Gabon : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment - International Monetary FundGabon : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment  International Monetary Fund

Gabon : demande d un achat au titre de l instrument de financement rapide; Rapport du FMI n° 20/109; 3 avril 2020 - International Monetary FundGabon : demande d un achat au titre de l instrument de financement rapide; Rapport du FMI n° 20/109; 3 avril 2020  International Monetary Fund

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$147 Million Disbursement under the Rapid Financing Instrument to Gabon to address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves a US$147 Million Disbursement under the Rapid Financing Instrument to Gabon to address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Total Gabon Organizes in the Face of the Health and Oil Crisis - Business WireTotal Gabon Organizes in the Face of the Health and Oil Crisis  Business Wire

1 killed, 4 Chinese abducted as pirates attack ship in Gabon - The Associated Press1 killed, 4 Chinese abducted as pirates attack ship in Gabon  The Associated Press

GABON: Government is for 30% preservation of global biodiversity by 2030 - AFRIK 21GABON: Government is for 30% preservation of global biodiversity by 2030  AFRIK 21

Gabon | Travel guide, tips and inspiration | Wanderlust - WanderlustGabon | Travel guide, tips and inspiration | Wanderlust  Wanderlust

Fitch Downgrades Gabon to 'CCC' - Fitch RatingsFitch Downgrades Gabon to 'CCC'  Fitch Ratings

Gabon : 2019 Article IV Consultation, Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of the Remaining Purchases; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director - International Monetary FundGabon : 2019 Article IV Consultation, Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of the Remaining Purchases; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director  International Monetary Fund

Eight detained in Gabon anti-corruption crackdown - Al Jazeera EnglishEight detained in Gabon anti-corruption crackdown  Al Jazeera English

Gabon's Bongo Opens Summit After Stroke - VOA NewsGabon's Bongo Opens Summit After Stroke  VOA News

Total Gabon: Annual Shareholders' Meeting on Friday May 29, 2020 - Business WireTotal Gabon: Annual Shareholders' Meeting on Friday May 29, 2020  Business Wire

Covid-19: Gabon bans eating of pangolin and bats amid coronavirus pandemic - Hindustan TimesCovid-19: Gabon bans eating of pangolin and bats amid coronavirus pandemic  Hindustan Times

Seydou Kane: the most Gabonese of Mali’s businessmen - The Africa ReportSeydou Kane: the most Gabonese of Mali’s businessmen  The Africa Report

Gabon’s Finance Chief Asks Creditors for Relief After Oil Rout - BloombergGabon’s Finance Chief Asks Creditors for Relief After Oil Rout  Bloomberg

UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report – #04 Reporting period: 17-28 May 2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebUNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report – #04 Reporting period: 17-28 May 2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

Gabon Declares State of Emergency Over Covid-19, Revises Outlook - BloombergGabon Declares State of Emergency Over Covid-19, Revises Outlook  Bloomberg

Coronavirus: Gabon confirms first COVID-19 death case - Anadolu AgencyCoronavirus: Gabon confirms first COVID-19 death case  Anadolu Agency

2 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Gabon - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua2 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Gabon - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Rapper Ludacris embraces African identity with new Gabon citizenship - CNNRapper Ludacris embraces African identity with new Gabon citizenship  CNN

Gabon: Oil And Instability - Global FinanceGabon: Oil And Instability  Global Finance

GABON: Drillmex International will repair water leaks in towns - AFRIK 21GABON: Drillmex International will repair water leaks in towns  AFRIK 21

Eco-tourism isn't enough to develop a country: Q&A with Gabon's environment minister, Lee White - Mongabay.comEco-tourism isn't enough to develop a country: Q&A with Gabon's environment minister, Lee White  Mongabay.com

Gabon toll road proposed - World HighwaysGabon toll road proposed  World Highways

The New Normal - A world confined: FRANCE 24 reports from Germany to Gabon - FRANCE 24The New Normal - A world confined: FRANCE 24 reports from Germany to Gabon  FRANCE 24

GABON: Covid-19 urges SEEG to improve drinking water in Libreville - AFRIK 21GABON: Covid-19 urges SEEG to improve drinking water in Libreville  AFRIK 21

Gabon to get $150 million from Norway to protect rainforests - Quartz AfricaGabon to get $150 million from Norway to protect rainforests  Quartz Africa

Gabon repairs drinking water leaks in Libreville and Owendo - Construction ReviewGabon repairs drinking water leaks in Libreville and Owendo  Construction Review

Pirates kill one, kidnap four in Gabon capital attack - Al Jazeera EnglishPirates kill one, kidnap four in Gabon capital attack  Al Jazeera English

All About Gabon - Africa.comAll About Gabon  Africa.com

GABON: Government bans sale and consumption of pangolin meat - AFRIK 21GABON: Government bans sale and consumption of pangolin meat  AFRIK 21

Apollo moves ahead with Gabon earn-in - Creamer Media's Mining WeeklyApollo moves ahead with Gabon earn-in  Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

GIEWS Country Brief: Gabon 29-May-2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Gabon 29-May-2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

Gabon's tricky balancing act with a growing timber industry and the environment - CNNGabon's tricky balancing act with a growing timber industry and the environment  CNN

Gabon Special Economic Zone Rebrands as ARISE With AFC Increasing Its Shareholding - Business WireGabon Special Economic Zone Rebrands as ARISE With AFC Increasing Its Shareholding  Business Wire

Palm oil giant Olam under scrutiny again over Gabon plantations - Mongabay.comPalm oil giant Olam under scrutiny again over Gabon plantations  Mongabay.com

GABON: Working to install 300 urban hydraulic pumps in Libreville - AFRIK 21GABON: Working to install 300 urban hydraulic pumps in Libreville  AFRIK 21

GABON: Government launches water project to supply 400,000 households - AFRIK 21GABON: Government launches water project to supply 400,000 households  AFRIK 21

UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report – #03 Reporting period: 1-16 May 2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebUNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report – #03 Reporting period: 1-16 May 2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

Pangolin sales plunge in Gabon over coronavirus fears - FRANCE 24Pangolin sales plunge in Gabon over coronavirus fears  FRANCE 24

Covid-19: Gabon bans eating of popular pangolin, bat dishes - New Straits TimesCovid-19: Gabon bans eating of popular pangolin, bat dishes  New Straits Times

Ghana, Gabon confirm first cases of coronavirus - ReutersGhana, Gabon confirm first cases of coronavirus  Reuters

Proposed hydropower dams pose threat to Gabon's fishes - UC Santa CruzProposed hydropower dams pose threat to Gabon's fishes  UC Santa Cruz

Gabon returns for first benchmark since 2015 - GlobalCapitalGabon returns for first benchmark since 2015  GlobalCapital

Three Indonesian Ship Crew Abducted off Gabon Waters - Jakarta GlobeThree Indonesian Ship Crew Abducted off Gabon Waters  Jakarta Globe

One Dead, Four Kidnapped in Pirate Attacks off Gabon - The Maritime ExecutiveOne Dead, Four Kidnapped in Pirate Attacks off Gabon  The Maritime Executive

GABON: Towards door-to-door technology for collecting brewery waste - AFRIK 21GABON: Towards door-to-door technology for collecting brewery waste  AFRIK 21

5.620 cases were confirmed in Gabon - teleSUR English5.620 cases were confirmed in Gabon  teleSUR English

Rare Gabon burial cave reveals clues to African history - Phys.orgRare Gabon burial cave reveals clues to African history  Phys.org

New Investment Report Highlights Gabon's Petroleum Potential - Africa Oil & PowerNew Investment Report Highlights Gabon's Petroleum Potential  Africa Oil & Power

'Future of Gabon' at Stake in Counterpoaching Fight - VOA News'Future of Gabon' at Stake in Counterpoaching Fight  VOA News

Gabonese incentives reform pays off - Petroleum EconomistGabonese incentives reform pays off  Petroleum Economist

China on alert as four fishermen kidnapped from Gabon-based fleet - SeafoodSourceChina on alert as four fishermen kidnapped from Gabon-based fleet  SeafoodSource

How misinformation helped spark an attempted coup in Gabon - The Washington PostHow misinformation helped spark an attempted coup in Gabon  The Washington Post

Gabon starts virus confinement in capital - Medical XpressGabon starts virus confinement in capital  Medical Xpress

Debate rages over intensive oil palm farming in Gabon - Mongabay.comDebate rages over intensive oil palm farming in Gabon  Mongabay.com

UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report – #02 Reporting period: 15-30 April - Gabon - ReliefWebUNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report – #02 Reporting period: 15-30 April - Gabon  ReliefWeb

GIEWS Country Brief: Gabon 12-February-2020 - Gabon - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Gabon 12-February-2020 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

Gabon shuffles cabinet amid corruption purge - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceGabon shuffles cabinet amid corruption purge - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

GABON / DRC: Both countries join forces to address environmental challenges - AFRIK 21GABON / DRC: Both countries join forces to address environmental challenges  AFRIK 21

Gabon Government Officials to Submit Economic Recovery Plan - Africa Oil & PowerGabon Government Officials to Submit Economic Recovery Plan  Africa Oil & Power

Aubameyang should join 'more ambitious club', says Gabon FA president - The GuardianAubameyang should join 'more ambitious club', says Gabon FA president  The Guardian

Gabonese cement production rises by 10.6% to 0.54Mt in 2019 - Global CementGabonese cement production rises by 10.6% to 0.54Mt in 2019  Global Cement

Relief as Gabon relaxes COVID-19 lockdown on capital, suburbs - Africanews EnglishRelief as Gabon relaxes COVID-19 lockdown on capital, suburbs  Africanews English

FLASHBACK: Gabon Re-joins OPEC - Africa Oil & PowerFLASHBACK: Gabon Re-joins OPEC  Africa Oil & Power