Gabon

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INFORMATION

Capital: Libreville

Government: Dominant-Party Presidential Republic

Current President: Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba

Economy:

  • Oil and petroleum related goods are responsible for about 50% GDP, about 70% of revenues, and 87% of goods exports.
  • Wood processing, food and beverage processing contribute to industrial GDP and, together with oil industries, combine to account for nearly 64% of GDP.

Population: 2,119,036 (2018)

Land Size: 267,667 sq km (103,347 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

    • Fang
    • Bapounou
    • Nzebi
    • Obamba
    • Other Africans and Europeans: ~154,000
      • Including…
        • French: ~10,700
        • Dual Nationality: ~11,000
Religions:

  • Roman Catholic: 42.3%
  • Protestant: 12.3%
  • Other Christian: 27.4%
  • Muslim: 9.8%
  • Animist: <1%
  • Other <1%
  • None: 7.1%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Fang
  • Myene
  • Nzebi
  • Bapounou/Eschira
  • Bandjabi

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Jun 14, 2019: Gabon Appoints British-Born White Minister of Forests - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [RFI] The British environmentalist Lee White has been appointed Gabon's new forestry minister, charged with tackling a high profile wood smuggling scandal.
  • Tue - May 21, 2019: Gabon's Media Regulator Suspends Two Newspapers Over Defamation Claims - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [Foroyaa] Gabon's media regulator should immediately lift its suspensions of the tri-weekly newspaper L'Aube and the weekly Echos du Nord, and give journalists the freedom to cover issues of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
  • Thu - May 16, 2019: Angola, Gabon Prepare Festikongo2019 - AllAfrica News: Gabon
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Secretary of State for Culture, Maria da Piedade de Jesus, met Thursday with the counselor of the Gabonese embassy, Wilfrid Ndunjdi Mundungue, to discuss issues related to the country's participation in the first edition of the Kongo International Festival FestiKongo 2019) to be held from 5 to 8 July in the town of Mbanza Kongo.