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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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
Gabon - BBC
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Arsenal manager Arteta talks to Aubameyang after Gabon team slept in Gambia airport - Goal.comArsenal manager Arteta talks to Aubameyang after Gabon team slept in Gambia airport  Goal.com

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Gabon boss predicts Arsenal won't let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang go on international duty again - Daily MailGabon boss predicts Arsenal won't let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang go on international duty again  Daily Mail

Africa roundup: Gabon coach hails 'humble superstar' Aubameyang - Yahoo SportsAfrica roundup: Gabon coach hails 'humble superstar' Aubameyang  Yahoo Sports

Gabon's Key Energy Facts - Africa Oil & PowerGabon's Key Energy Facts  Africa Oil & Power

Gabon signs hydropower deal - The Medi Telegraph - News dall'Italia e dal mondo - The MediTelegraphGabon signs hydropower deal - The Medi Telegraph - News dall'Italia e dal mondo  The MediTelegraph

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Gabon's circus hangs by a tightrope - The Phnom Penh PostGabon's circus hangs by a tightrope  The Phnom Penh Post

Maritime security training for Gabon - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideMaritime security training for Gabon  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Gabon accuses Gambia of detaining players at airport - Khmer TimesGabon accuses Gambia of detaining players at airport  Khmer Times

Total Gabon sales price doubles - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceTotal Gabon sales price doubles - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Gambia/Gabon: GFF Responds to Gabon Delegation Claims - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsGambia/Gabon: GFF Responds to Gabon Delegation Claims  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Arsenal news: Arteta reveals what he told Aubameyang after fiasco with Gabon squad - Metro.co.ukArsenal news: Arteta reveals what he told Aubameyang after fiasco with Gabon squad  Metro.co.uk

National Geographic’s list of best trips for future planning - National GeographicNational Geographic’s list of best trips for future planning  National Geographic

Vaalco Buys Sasol's Interests in Offshore Assets in Gabon - Offshore EngineerVaalco Buys Sasol's Interests in Offshore Assets in Gabon  Offshore Engineer

BW Energy acquires jackup pair for Gabon field - Splash 247BW Energy acquires jackup pair for Gabon field  Splash 247

Gambia Seal 2-1 Win Over Jet-lagged Gabon - beIN SPORTS USAGambia Seal 2-1 Win Over Jet-lagged Gabon  beIN SPORTS USA

Analysis: Africa shrugs off net-zero emissions push without finance to follow - ReutersAnalysis: Africa shrugs off net-zero emissions push without finance to follow  Reuters

Arsenal boss Arteta assures Gabon: We'd never block Aubameyang - Tribal FootballArsenal boss Arteta assures Gabon: We'd never block Aubameyang  Tribal Football

Setrag's new CEO set to oversee Gabon line modernisation - International Railway JournalSetrag's new CEO set to oversee Gabon line modernisation  International Railway Journal

Mezzo from Gabon gets major agency deal – Slipped Disc - Slipped DiscMezzo from Gabon gets major agency deal – Slipped Disc  Slipped Disc

Gambia/Gabon: Gambia Faces Gabon in AFCON Qualifiers Today - AllAfrica.comGambia/Gabon: Gambia Faces Gabon in AFCON Qualifiers Today  AllAfrica.com

Lagardère TR provides strong local flavour in Africa - TRBusinessLagardère TR provides strong local flavour in Africa  TRBusiness

Vaalco Energy Increases Production Numbers Two-Fold Through Gabon Acquisition - Africa Oil & PowerVaalco Energy Increases Production Numbers Two-Fold Through Gabon Acquisition  Africa Oil & Power

Aubameyang admits lack of goals is Arsenal’s ‘biggest problem’ but striker expects Gunners to ‘surprise the... - Goal.comAubameyang admits lack of goals is Arsenal’s ‘biggest problem’ but striker expects Gunners to ‘surprise the...  Goal.com

VAALCO acquires additional working interest in Etame Marin Block offshore Gabon - Oil Review AfricaVAALCO acquires additional working interest in Etame Marin Block offshore Gabon  Oil Review Africa

Gabon : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon - International Monetary FundGabon : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon  International Monetary Fund

Gabon marks 60th independence anniversary - Anadolu AgencyGabon marks 60th independence anniversary  Anadolu Agency

Arsenal to Slam Door on Future Aubameyang Outing for Gabon - THISDAY NewspapersArsenal to Slam Door on Future Aubameyang Outing for Gabon  THISDAY Newspapers

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$152.61 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Financing Instrument to Gabon to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves a US$152.61 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Financing Instrument to Gabon to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Testing at the core of Gabon's COVID-19 battle - Gabon - ReliefWebTesting at the core of Gabon's COVID-19 battle - Gabon  ReliefWeb

UNAIDS welcomes decision by Gabon to decriminalize same-sex sexual relations - UNAIDSUNAIDS welcomes decision by Gabon to decriminalize same-sex sexual relations  UNAIDS

Gabon: Priority measures - International Financial Law ReviewGabon: Priority measures  International Financial Law Review

Bechtel completes 10-year partnership supporting Gabon's roadmap to prosperity - PRNewswireBechtel completes 10-year partnership supporting Gabon's roadmap to prosperity  PRNewswire

Director of UNESCO World Heritage Centre welcomes Gabonese Government decision to alter highway route near Lopé-Okanda - UNESCO.orgDirector of UNESCO World Heritage Centre welcomes Gabonese Government decision to alter highway route near Lopé-Okanda  UNESCO.org

Gabon: African Development Bank approves 100.5 million Euros budget support for COVID-19 - Gabon - ReliefWebGabon: African Development Bank approves 100.5 million Euros budget support for COVID-19 - Gabon  ReliefWeb

Total Gabon: First Half 2020 Financial Statements - Business WireTotal Gabon: First Half 2020 Financial Statements  Business Wire

Gabon blocks European travellers after EU 'safe list' snub - Reuters IndiaGabon blocks European travellers after EU 'safe list' snub  Reuters India

Gabon Oil and Gas Industry Outlook Report-Supply Demand, Investment, Planned Projects, New Strategies and Industry Developments - Cheshire MediaGabon Oil and Gas Industry Outlook Report-Supply Demand, Investment, Planned Projects, New Strategies and Industry Developments  Cheshire Media

Gabon appoints its first woman prime minister - FRANCE 24 EnglishGabon appoints its first woman prime minister  FRANCE 24 English

Gabon divided over adoption of law decriminalising homosexuality - The Africa ReportGabon divided over adoption of law decriminalising homosexuality  The Africa Report

Gabon appoints first woman prime minister Ossouka Raponda - Aljazeera.comGabon appoints first woman prime minister Ossouka Raponda  Aljazeera.com

Gabon's large trees store huge amounts of carbon. What must be done to protect them - The Conversation CAGabon's large trees store huge amounts of carbon. What must be done to protect them  The Conversation CA

Gabon's presidential spokesperson contracts coronavirus - Anadolu AgencyGabon's presidential spokesperson contracts coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

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

GABON: To develop full-fledged tertiary processing industry - AFRIK 21GABON: To develop full-fledged tertiary processing industry  AFRIK 21

GABON: in 9 months, NAMé and Sobraga collect 146 tons of plastic bottles - AFRIK 21GABON: in 9 months, NAMé and Sobraga collect 146 tons of plastic bottles  AFRIK 21

GABON: “Green Thursday”, a new environmental concept launched by RGEDD - AFRIK 21GABON: “Green Thursday”, a new environmental concept launched by RGEDD  AFRIK 21

Gabon highway work starting - World HighwaysGabon highway work starting  World Highways

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

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

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 lawmakers vote to decriminalise homosexuality - Thomson Reuters FoundationGabon lawmakers vote to decriminalise homosexuality  Thomson Reuters Foundation

LGBT+ community in Gabon fears backlash after vote to legalise gay sex - ReutersLGBT+ community in Gabon fears backlash after vote to legalise gay sex  Reuters

Neveu: Aubameyang treats all the Gabon players as friends - FIFA.comNeveu: Aubameyang treats all the Gabon players as friends  FIFA.com

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

Neveu talks up influence of Arsenal star Aubameyang in Gabon national team - Goal.comNeveu talks up influence of Arsenal star Aubameyang in Gabon national team  Goal.com

AGEOS is Driving the Development of Gabon's National Space Policy and It's First Satellite - Space in AfricaAGEOS is Driving the Development of Gabon's National Space Policy and It's First Satellite  Space in Africa

Stirling and Gabonese experts lead research into impact of climate change on rainforest elephants - University of StirlingStirling and Gabonese experts lead research into impact of climate change on rainforest elephants  University of Stirling

Gabon formally decriminalizes homosexuality - Washington BladeGabon formally decriminalizes homosexuality  Washington Blade

Central African states seek to make forests work for people and planet - ReutersCentral African states seek to make forests work for people and planet  Reuters

Gabon begins work on $1bn “Transgabonaise” motorway - News - GCRGabon begins work on $1bn “Transgabonaise” motorway - News  GCR

Gabon Dam Development Threatens Fish Habitat - Hakai MagazineGabon Dam Development Threatens Fish Habitat  Hakai Magazine

Central bank holds key to Gabon's oil future - Petroleum EconomistCentral bank holds key to Gabon's oil future  Petroleum Economist

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: Tackling its future energy needs scientifically - ESI AfricaGabon: Tackling its future energy needs scientifically  ESI Africa

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

Morocco’s Cimaf prepares for clash with Dangote Cement in Gabon - The Africa ReportMorocco’s Cimaf prepares for clash with Dangote Cement in Gabon  The Africa Report

Gabon Lawmakers Vote to Decriminalize Homosexuality - Global CitizenGabon Lawmakers Vote to Decriminalize Homosexuality  Global Citizen

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: Oil will be eliminated from GDP in favour of sustainable timber exploitation - AFRIK 21GABON: Oil will be eliminated from GDP in favour of sustainable timber exploitation  AFRIK 21

GABON: The Seeg allocates €15.8 million to water and electricity projects in Libreville - AFRIK 21GABON: The Seeg allocates €15.8 million to water and electricity projects in Libreville  AFRIK 21

Gabon highway project underway - World HighwaysGabon highway project underway  World Highways

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

Artists from Gabon to Mozambique interrogate the meaning of ‘Global South’ in new online exhibition - Global VoicesArtists from Gabon to Mozambique interrogate the meaning of ‘Global South’ in new online exhibition  Global Voices

Gabon Bans European Travelers After Exclusion From Safe List - BloombergQuintGabon Bans European Travelers After Exclusion From Safe List  BloombergQuint

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

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

Pirates kill one, kidnap four in Gabon capital attack - Aljazeera.comPirates kill one, kidnap four in Gabon capital attack  Aljazeera.com

Pangolins in Gabon share burrows with bats in potential 'viral melting pot': scientists - RFI EnglishPangolins in Gabon share burrows with bats in potential 'viral melting pot': scientists  RFI English

Gabon signs hydropower deal in step towards emissions target - ReutersGabon signs hydropower deal in step towards emissions target  Reuters

Gabon Secures $147 million from IMF to Tackle Coronavirus - BloombergGabon Secures $147 million from IMF to Tackle Coronavirus  Bloomberg

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

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

Eight detained in Gabon in anti-corruption crackdown - FRANCE 24 EnglishEight detained in Gabon in anti-corruption crackdown  FRANCE 24 English

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

GABON: SEEG to invest €3m to reinforce the Mandorové raw water pumping station - AFRIK 21GABON: SEEG to invest €3m to reinforce the Mandorové raw water pumping station  AFRIK 21

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

GABON: TraCer Project Ensures Sustainable Wood Management in the Nkok SEZ - AFRIK 21GABON: TraCer Project Ensures Sustainable Wood Management in the Nkok SEZ  AFRIK 21

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