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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Shell sells Gabon assets for $587M - Houston Business Journal

Houston Business Journal

Shell sells Gabon assets for $587M
Houston Business Journal
Assala Energy is expected to assume about $285 million in debt and plans to make additional payments up to a maximum $150 million depending on production performance and commodity prices, per the release. The deal is expected to close in mid-2017.
Shell (RDS.A) to Divest Gabon Oil Assets for $587 MillionYahoo Finance
Shell sells Gabon onshore assets for $587m to Assala Energy ...Hydrocarbons Technology
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GABON : Anna Rocha, the link between presidency and Maurel & Prom - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

GABON : Anna Rocha, the link between presidency and Maurel & Prom
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
Maurel & Prom's management in Paris and Gabon has at last put an end to the strike started by its Gabonese employees on February 22. The situation had become pressing as Libreville has still not given Pertamina the green light to go ahead with its ...



Shell divests Gabon onshore interests - WorldOil (subscription)

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Shell divests Gabon onshore interests
WorldOil (subscription)
THE HAGUE -- Royal Dutch Shell, through its affiliates, has reached an agreement with Assala Energy Holdings, a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group, to sell 100% of its Gabon onshore assets for $587 million. The sale and purchase agreement (SPA) is ...
Shell offloads Gabon assets to Carlyle-backed groupFinancial Times
Shell offloads Gabon oil assets to world's largest private equity fundTelegraph.co.uk
Shell Sells Gabon Oil Assets to Carlyle for $587 MillionBloomberg
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GABON : Vaalco's shareholders harbour suspicion over the junior's books - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

GABON : Vaalco's shareholders harbour suspicion over the junior's books
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
Shareholders of the Texan junior active in Gabon, Vaalco Energy, are dubious of the company's 2016 financial results published in mid-March, even if they are up from 2015. The report points to the substantial flaws in Vaalco's financial internal ...



Gabon: A Step in the Right Direction - Bonds and Loans - Bonds & Loans (registration)

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Gabon: A Step in the Right Direction - Bonds and Loans
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Analysing and investing in Frontier Emerging Markets usually comes with its fair share of challenges; often, these are centred on availability or quality of data, ...

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Gabon: Teachers seek solution to crisis - africanews

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Gabon: Teachers seek solution to crisis
africanews
According to the head of Gabon's Popular Democratic Block trade union, Paskhal Nkoulou, only the direct intervention of Ali Bongo Ondimba can bring a long lasting solution to the crisis. The strike started when Gabonese teachers requested better ...



Pura Vida chief out as firm pursues Gabon project - The West Australian

The West Australian

Pura Vida chief out as firm pursues Gabon project
The West Australian
The statement said the board would seek to identify and secure a suitable technical person to join the company and assist with the upcoming program at Nkembe, an exploration block off the West African nation of Gabon. Pura Vida said it was working with ...



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may limit Gabon involvement for ... - ESPN FC

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may limit Gabon involvement for ...
ESPN FC
Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said he may limit his involvement with Gabon in order to be fully fit for the Revierderby.
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The Biggest Threat to Gabon's President Won't Come From the Opposition - World Politics Review

World Politics Review

The Biggest Threat to Gabon's President Won't Come From the Opposition
World Politics Review
When he was sworn in for a second seven-year term last September, Gabon's president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, renewed a call for all political actors “to sit together and find solutions” after an election season marred by protests, violence and mass arrests.